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Tape Application Case Study – 3M™ VHB™ GPH Tape

3M™ VHB™ GPH Tape Application

Metal Frame to Powder Coated Panel

Recently our Group Technical Manager – Adrian Askey accompanied by our 3M representative, visited a customer to discuss a particular application where they needed some help.

REQUIREMENTS

The initial discussion found that the customer  needed a quick and easy way  of joining metal frames to powder coat painted panels,  and as the panels where powder coated they could not be welded plus the specification of the finished product meant that traditional fixings such as  nut/bolt, rivet or screw could not be used as the powder coated panel could not be pierced or drilled in any way. Structural adhesives where looked at but not thought suitable as the panels would  need clamping to the frames to stop them sliding whilst the glue cured and built up strength.

THE SOLUTION

3M VHB GPH tape was introduced, the customer had not seen the tape before and needed to see it in action to feel reassured of its capabilities.

The VHB™ GPH Series offers many features that make it an obvious fit. These include –

  • Its reliability and high strength
  • It being able to offer precision bonding
  • It is capable of multi-material bonding. This includes surfaces that have medium or high surface energy including metals
  • Its high initial tack/ instant bond
  • Its good sealing properties
  • Its suitability to both indoor and outdoor use
  • It is easy and quick to apply . With minimal preparation and clear up times

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Adrian presented the VHB™ GPH tape to the customer and demonstrated how effectively it fulfils their requirements and how simple and easy it is to use. He did this by bonding one of their existing frames to a powder coated panel at their site. What better way to get a feel for one of our products than to see it in action!

For further information, to book a site visit, request free samples or pricing on our GPH tape please email – web@thecastlegroup.co.uk. To chat to a member of our experienced team, call our Walsall Branch on – 01922 626664 or our Nottingham branch on – 0115 939 6061.

 

September 20th, 2017|

Having the right tool makes the job easier…Spotlight on 3M™ Cubitron Fibre Discs

Having the right tool makes the job easier…Spotlight on 3M™ Cubitron Fibre Discs

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3M™ Fibre Discs Cubitron 2 are engineered for an ultra-rapid cut . These discs feature advanced abrasive technology, 3M Precision Shaped Grain. Their stiff fibre backing and strong resin bond provides durability and tear resistance. These discs are compatible with 3M disc pad face plates and hubs (sold separately).

  • Premium mineral excels at heavy weight applications
  • 3M Precision Shaped Grain yields higher cut rates
  • Reduce costs with long lasting abrasive – completes more parts than conventional discs

Advanced abrasive technology makes it an excellent choice for tough applications including weld removal, blending and finish refinement. Premium performance on mild steels, stainless steels & titanium is easy when using 3M Cubitron 2 Fibre discs.

The exceptional life and cut of these discs make it one of 3M’s best grinding discs for high production environments, providing significant gains over conventional fibre discs. Their outstanding longevity means fewer disc changes are required. They’re an excellent choice for a range of applications including edge chamfering, bevelling, deburring, and weld removal.

This is a prime example of how 3M science provides advanced solutions to help industrial businesses operate faster, better and more efficiently.

Free samples available in a number of sizes and grits, plus on your first order we will supply additional stock free of charge just to get you going!

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You can find out more information about the 3M™ Cubitron Fibre Discs here.

For further information, free samples and pricing please email – web@thecastlegroup.co.uk. To chat to a member of our experienced team, call our Walsall Branch on – 01922 626664 or our Nottingham branch on – 0115 939 6061.

 

September 12th, 2017|

Personal Protective Equipment Deals September 2017

Personal Protective Equipment Deals

T & C’s of the offer – Prices include VAT unless otherwise stated. Promotion valid until 30th September 2017. Offers will be withdrawn when stock is sold. We reserve the right to change products and pricing at any time. Specifications and descriptions on this promotion are given in good faith but may change without notice and do not form any part of a sale contract E & OE.

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September 1st, 2017|

Sealey Pressure Washer Offer

Sealey Pressure Washer Offer

Pressure Washer 110bar with TSS & Rotablast Nozzle 230V with Accessory Kit

• Lightweight, powerful entry level unit designed for domestic and light trade use.
• Ideal for a range of applications including cleaning vehicles, patios, decking, motorbikes and barbecues.
• Fitted with a powerful 1300W motor with 318 litre water flow per hour and a maximum pressure output of 110bar.
• Features Automatic Total Stop System (TSS) which switches the motor on and off when the trigger is operated, prolonging motor life.
• Fitted with accessory storage and hose/cable hook to ensure unit stays clutter-free and mobile.
• Supplied with 5mtr hose and full accessory kit including patio brush, rotary brush, fixed brush, detergent bottle, variable nozzle and Rotablast Nozzle® which helps develop the same effective cleaning power (ECP) as a 187bar/2720psi pressure washer.
• Manufactured with durable wheels for transportation over rough terrain.
• Supply: 230V – 13A.
• Supplied with power cable fitted with 13Amp plug.

£129.99 inc. VAT

Order now – web@thecastlegroup.co.uk or call our team on – Nottingham – 0115 939 6061 or Walsall – 01922 625451.

Offer valid 30th Aug – 30th Sept. Price includes VAT. Offers will be withdrawn when stock is sold. We reserve the right to change products and pricing at any time. Specifications and descriptions on this promotion are given in good faith but may change without notice and do not form any part of a sale contract E & OE.

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August 30th, 2017|

Lights Camera Action…Spotlight tesa® 53949

Most people have come across the common self adhesive cloth “gaffer tape”, used daily for numerous applications for holding, repairing, reinforcing and bundling but sometimes the application requires a more specific product.

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Read Adrain’s latest post for more information on our spotlighted product tesa 53949 matt gaffer tape, as used in the Arts and Entertainment industry.

Spotlight on tesa® 53949

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tesa® 53949 PV2 is a matt gaffer tape specially designed for the arts and entertainment industry. It consists of a PE coated 80 mesh woven PET fabric backing coated with a pressure sensitive natural rubber adhesive.

tesa® 53949 PV2 is the ideal solution for a wide range of applications whenever a non-reflective surface is important.

Product features:

  • Light-absorbing, non-reflective
  • Good adhesion, even on rough surfaces
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Water repellent
  • Conformable
  • Easy to remove
  • Available in matt black, matt white, and matt silver

For further information, free samples and pricing please email – web@thecastlegroup.co.uk. To chat to a member of our experienced team, call our Walsall Branch on – 01922 626664 or our Nottingham branch on – 0115 939 6061.

Make sure you stop by our promotions page for current offers.

August 16th, 2017|