The Case for Cold Bonding

Company Has Cold-Bonded Its Technology

Cold bonding is the joining of two materials or parts without the use of heat. It’s different to standard bonding techniques, such as welding, which involve using high temperatures to melt the materials and allow them to fuse into each other. Cold bonding is created by using an adhesive that forms a bond between the two materials.

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Belzona Technology Washington, the distributor for Belzona products for Alaska, Oregon, North Idaho, and Washington, has been successful in cold-bonding its mobile phone antennae mounts on to a variety of structures, including tanks. The tanks act as multi-purpose locations for the antennae, and it avoids the need to look for new sites.

Normally, welding these fixtures and fittings involves hot work. For example, when fixing a bracket to a tank, the heat can reach temperatures around 1,600°C. If heat work is used, this will probably cause damage to the tank. To reduce the risks, cold materials are the preferred option. But methods such as bolting mean that the metal structure could easily be pierced, which can ultimately lead to erosion. Magnets are an alternative option, but they can prove to be expensive.

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Cold Bonding Now an Integral Part of Process

If you require a metal bonding adhesive, then will have a suitable option for you. According to Materials Performance, a cold-bonding polymeric technique has helped restore dilapidated UK trains.

Belzona Technology Washington has been working with engineering companies since 2013 to mount mobile phone antennae on to water tanks as it aims to increase the network coverage in the state.

Concrete structures and government buildings, in addition to tanks, now host mobile phone antennae. Walls are also used. It’s been forecasted that over the next two years the application of mobile phone antennae and mounts will triple across America.

If these mounts should fail, this can cost the phone company thousands of dollars – not to mention the potential hazard to pedestrians below the structures. Belzona’s multipurpose adhesives can remove these risks, and they are ideal solutions due to the fact they are cold-applied and act as solid adhesives. Cold bonding is now an integral part of the process, and this signals a good period of growth for the partnership between polymeric adhesives and the phone network.

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