Footwear Adhesive: Superglue in footwear industry

Footwear Adhesive: Superglue in footwear industry

Manufacturing footwear involves dealing with diversity of materials ranging from Natural rubber to Polyurethane and Synthetic fabrics. To finally achieve permanent bonds in our shoes we need to understand & accept a solution that accomplishes the deed effortlessly.We have come a long way since our ancestors started using bitumen to bond their spear-heads to the spear. TodaySuper Glue is the most popular choicebecause of its ability to bond permanently in a small amount of time. But wait a minute! What is this super glue?And how is it able to achieve such perfect bonds so conveniently?

Glue Farm footwear superglue/adhesives are extensively used by the footwear industry.

Super glue is a synthetic resin from Cyanoacrylate (or C.A.) family of adhesives, which illustrates the newest and strongest of modern glues.They are made from synthetic polymers, a complex molecule made up of smaller and simpler molecules called monomers. These reactive monomers are separated from polymer molecules and when applied they create strong structural bonds because of their natural impulse to form polymeric chains. Once this reaction is catalyzed, it is almost impossible to stop. It works on a variety of substances and not to our surprise – Rubber& leather.

Most glues form microscopic eyes and hooks (like in a Velcro) that grab onto each other, so the more you use the better the bond. Whereasin case of polymers, it is the attributes of electromagnetic force that makes them work -Although a sizeable amount of one substance will electronically repel another, two atoms of different substance placed in very close proximity will exert a mutually attractive force. This is why we don’t need a lot of it for considerably heavy-duty jobs as well.We do not ‘completely’ understand how a superglue bonds, and yet even small quantities of it are useful for almost infinite number of repairs.Obviously, C.A.s becamerelevant in industries.They saved a lot of space and brought other costs down too.

Footwearindustryalso needed a more effective bonding solution to paste uppers to the soles than just riveting them.And it did not take long for major players to adoptsuper glue, especially the manufacturers of athletic shoes.Even with such a sophisticated method to bond these two parts, most of the customer complaints account to soles ripping off too early.Most of us know the harsh reality of flimsy joints in shoes too well. It is a major cause of return and repair requests.A challenge most manufacturers struggle to combat till date. The reason is prettysimple; yearsafter the commercial inception of Eastman #910 (Kodak’s version of super glue) there are not enough companies that offer specialized instant adhesives or super glues. Most suppliers market their standard super glue as ‘best’ and ‘fit for all purposes’ just to get those few early commercial clients. For added durability,different projects demand different viscosity, temperature, tensile strength, and gap the glue fills.

Here at Glue Farm, we manufacture industrial grade instant adhesives called ‘Dbond’ for our commercial customers. However the chemical composition of all instant adhesives is same, different offerings of Dbond are engineered to match different industrial needs. For instance, the GF 9403 Instant Adhesive is idealfor customers who do not have sophisticated ventilation attheir facility because it has limited odor and blooming capacity. This is good for the health of workers and it helps adhering to emission laws too.This is just a glimpse! Whether you are manufacturing footwear for your designers or consumers, our friendly staff will be happy to help and recommend just the right adhesive for your needs.

It is commercial / industrial glue that holds industry together

It is commercial / industrial glue that holds industry together

If money makes the mare go, it is commercial glue that keeps industry in good shape. Glue has been used by man from the earliest times to make more efficient implements and tools. Over the centuries different types of glue or adhesives have become an integral part of an incredibly large number of manufacturing processes.

Commercial glue finds use in industry irrespective of scale. From footwear, leather, toys and stationary to packaging, automobiles, construction and home appliances, the use of glue is widespread and ubiquitous. The reasons for this widespread use are many. It helps join materials of different sizes and compositions, reduce wear and tear in metals, prevent any damage to the material it is being used with and generally provide tremendous flexibility with regard to both design and aesthetics.

Glue Farm commercial/ industrial glue being used in IT hardware industry.

An incidence of Glue Farm commercial/industrial glue being used in industry.

This flexibility is reflected in the way that industrial adhesives help different industries diversify their product portfolio. For instance in packaging commercial glue is used to create laminated film and labels enabling extensive use in packaging processed food items. Similarly the automobile industry sees adhesives being extensively used in glass bonding, roof bonding, the construction of racks etc. Footwear would not at all be possible without adhesives to bind the different parts.

Commercial glue also sees widespread use in the healthcare industry, in that it is used in the preparation of plasters, transdermal patches and the packaging of drugs in a manner that makes them safe for storing and transportation. The tremendous importance of glues or adhesives to industry can be gauged by the fact that global sales of adhesives in 2013 stood at a whopping $40.5 billion in 2013, which figure is expected to reach $58.14 billion by 2018.

The Indian adhesives market stands at around Rs.6000 crores with an expected annual growth rate of 6%. With the government laying a lot of stress on the manufacturing sector one expects that the industrial adhesives market should remain quite buoyant. This is where companies like ours with our wide range of industrial adhesives and sealants of sterling quality catering to myriad industries will play an important role in helping this surge in industrial growth.

We manufacture, supply and export glue catering to a whole gamut of industries including digital outdoor advertising, footwear, leather, PVC door, granite processing, auto and auto components, home appliances, engineering, et al. Our range of commercial glue is an exhaustive one encompassing a wide array of products like-Electrical Adhesive, Epoxy Adhesive, Instant Adhesive, Metal Repairing Adhesive, Glue Gun, Oil Sealants, Piping Thread sealants and may other precision products.

As the manufacturing industry evolves to conform to a more environment friendly regime the commercial glue industry on its part is playing an important role by introducing products that aid this process. Advances in adhesive bonding technology will lead to newer and extremely efficient adhesives that would help help manufacturing meet the demands of a sustainable value chain.

As in the past and the present, any kind of advances in industrial growth are just not possible without access to a range of quality adhesives. Unlike the more visible and prominently displayed products that we are use day in and day out, adhesives which are the life blood of these very products do their job away from sight and unnoticed.
They are really like the vital organs of the human body without which it would stutter and fall. Commercial glue in the true sense holds industry. To that extent the commercial glue or adhesive industry could receive a lot more press than it currently is. This is especially relevant in light of the role this industry is going to play in the next phase of industrialization.

How automotive glue played a part in the rise of the Indian auto industry ?

How automotive glue played a part in the rise of the Indian auto industry ?

The rise of the Indian auto industry has been nothing short of phenomenal over the past three decades. From a two car country till the early nineteen eighties to the vast number of modern automobiles being produced both for the domestic and overseas market these days, the Indian auto industry is now the flavor of the world.

As with the automobile industry elsewhere, adhesives or glue have been an integral part of this success story. One might find it odd that glue be so important to the automobile manufacturing process, as things like the engine and transmission are what are normally regarded as being critical to the car manufacturing process.

Glue Farm automotive glue has played a part in the rise of the Indian automotive industry.

Automotive glue from Glue Farm has assisted in the rise of the Indian automotive industry.

As a matter of fact the importance of automotive glue in the automobile industry is immense and is growing by the day. Most people would be very surprised to learn that new classes of adhesives are increasingly substituting screws, bolts and rivets in order to reduce the total weight of the car. This has been necessitated by the need to conform to ever stricter fuel efficiency norms.

India and China are the world’s biggest glues and adhesives market on account of the rapid industrialization taking place in there and the burgeoning growth of the auto industry is one of the reasons for this. Concurrently the demand for new generation adhesives as a consequence of stringent greenhouse emission norms has seen the demand take new shapes.

We at Glue Farm are well poised to cater to all the needs of India’s ever expanding automotive industry and its ancillaries. In fact this is something that we have been doing very successfully for a very long time. Not only is our product line superlative, our service level too are outstanding. It is not for nothing that most of our customers give us glowing testimonials.

It is really this new found commitment to the highest standards of quality that has seen the auto segment attain the height that it is at. Going forward, not only do these high standards have to be maintained, the bar of excellent will continue to be raised. This would require the auto industry, their ancillary units and other suppliers to continually try and exceed themselves.

At Glue Farm we are aware of this challenge and are constantly endeavoring to surpass our client’s expectations from us. The average person probably never gets to fully understand the role glues and adhesives play in his daily life-from the packaging of their daily use projects to the airplane they fly in and the car they move in.
In many ways glues and adhesives increasingly play the part that steel used to play in the past when it came to providing strength and power to a whole range of industries. As the automotive industry itself undergoes a technology revolution what with electric and driver-less cars taking the world by storm. All of this will lead to further innovation not just by the automobile industry but their suppliers like us.

The challenges for the new age adhesives industry are two- fold: coming up with ever more innovative products and ensuring that these are environment friendly. We at Glue Farm are at the forefront of cutting edge research to achieve this. Our dedicated team working on this has the best resources and equipment to ensure that our products conform to the requirements of the automotive industry of the twenty first century.

As the Indian auto industry matures further and achieves newer milestones we will be right beside them. There are exciting times ahead, both for the auto industry and us.

D Bond Superglue Cyanoacrylate Products

D Bond Superglue Cyanoacrylate Products

Our new ranges of D Bond superglue products are Cyanoacrylate Products which are a family of strong fast-acting adhesives with industrial, medical, and household uses. D Bond superglue products are redefining quality and setting new benchmarks of excellent not just for our customers but for our competitors as well. Take the case of the instant adhesives. These are equally effective on a whole range of materials including metal, rubber, plastic, glass, leather, ceramic, wood and many others. This surely is one handy product that is useful both in industry and at home.

Glue Farm superglue cyanoacrylate products are extensively used by footwear industry.

Industry has high praise for Glue Farm superglue cyanoacrylate products.

Glue Farm cyanoacrylate products for use in healthcare.

For hardcore industry there is the example of the Silicone Flange Sealants that see a lot of use in the case of large gap applications and stamped metal accessories where flanges need to be put in place. The importance of effective sealing in the case of oil pans, transmissions pans and various kinds of covers where flanges need to be created cannot be understated.

Glue and adhesive products are not merely there to stick two materials or surfaces together. These on the other hand have to play a very vital role in the smooth and safe functioning of bewildering range of diverse products that both people and industry use day in and day out without paying a thought to the fact that it is actually some form or the other of a superglue that holds everything together.

The launch of our new range of D Bond superglue has created quite a bit of excitement in the market, as evidenced by the large number of enquiries coming in from our clientele in India and abroad. Moreover there is already a lot of positive feedback coming to us on a daily basis about this new range of superglue product which is a vindication of all the hard work we put into developing these products.

Being the industry leaders that we are in the glues and adhesives business, we at Gluefarm take customer feedback and expectations extremely seriously and do our outmost to design products in a fashion that factor these in. Going forward our customers can expect many more super products from us.

Industrial Adhesives the Life – Blood of Industry

Industrial Adhesives the Life – Blood of Industry

Without commercial glue or industrial adhesives there would be no industry, at least no manufacturing industry. This is not exaggeration, but a statement of fact. Since the earliest times glue has been used to make better implements and tools that helped people achieve economic progress. With time the role of adhesives in fostering modern industrialization has been unparalleled.

Glue Farm industrial adhesives are extensively used in industry.

Industry depends upon Glue Farm industrial adhesives.

In today’s times, commercial glue or industrial adhesives see use across industries. Footwear, leather, toys and stationary, packaging, automobiles, construction and home appliances are just some out of a whole gamut of industries that use commercial glue in their manufacturing processes.
It is not therefore surprising to learn that the global turnover of adhesives industry was as high as $40.5 in 2013. In India this figure stands at about Rs. 6000 crores. Going forward there is going to be healthy growth in the industry worldwide in light of the fact that adhesives are going to be an integral part of the move from older technologies to newer more environment friendly technologies by the manufacturing and construction industry worldwide.

It is of course necessary for this that adhesives too evolve to suit the needs of new-age industry. The use of new age bonding technology is going to be the future path for the adhesives industry worldwide. In India our company is right at the forefront, manufacturing supplying and exporting a diverse range of products catering to a large number of industries including digital outdoor advertising, footwear, leather, PVC door, granite processing, auto and auto components, home appliances, engineering and so on.

Glues or adhesives might not be something that immediately comes to mind when one thinks of industry and commerce, but their importance to these activities is immense. There is no doubting the fact that commercial glue is indeed the very life-blood of industry. Without the former the latter would come to a grinding halt.

Bonding with bands – Adhesive for packaging

Bonding with bands – Adhesive for packaging

When we talk about brand building we usually focus on things like advertising, PR and media outreach. What is overlooked is the most obvious and significant aspect of a brand-its packaging. Adhesive for packaging can be likened to the very soul of brand. It both contains and defines it.

 Glue Farm adhesives for brand enhancing packing.

Glue Farm adhesives enhance branding by enabling world class packaging

When a customer takes possession of a brand for the first time, the packaging is the very first aspect of the brand that makes an impression. A Domino’s Pizza delivery most likely makes the day for a hungry teenager and the very sight of the distinctive Domino’s pizza box would make them salivate. Likewise a book lover would feel a ting of excitement on receiving a Flipkart or Amazon delivery box containing their favorite author’s latest offering.

The sheer importance of packaging can be understood from the fact that most consumers are not in a position to weigh the pros and cons of each of the slew of similar products available out there. Packaging is often the instant clue they have about the attributes of the product they are buying, so it is critical that manufacturers and marketers get it right.

Important as packaging is to industry it is the adhesives or glues that make it possible to present brands in the most interesting and innovative packaging that grabs the customer or client’s attention. It requires special kinds of glues to hold the myriad kinds of packaging that is used across industries these days. Among the best known glues is the Dbond range of superglue from the country’s premier industrial glue manufacturers, exporters and suppliers, Glue Farm

Packaging these days is no longer a simple and straightforward affair like in the past, on account of a large variety of materials used- cardboard, plastic, rubber, glass, leather, wood, ceramic and many many more. The Dbond range of superglue can be used for the entire range of packaging materials in vogue these days, and this makes it a big hit with major packing and packaging companies. Each of the products in this range corresponds to different specifications of the packaging in question.

For instance glue used in plastic packaging has to have superlative humidity and climate resistance ability and in packaging that uses metal there has to be higher viscosity and very good impact resistance. For someone who might want to use their glue at home for domestic application one could use the low odor and low viscosity variety.
As consumerism continues to grow in an emerging market like India, not only is there going to be more and more use of packaging by industry; a slew of challenges is likely to accompany the growth . The packaging industry too will have to adapt and factor in the concerns pertaining to cost effectiveness and environment friendliness.

That being said, packaging has the unique ability of moving products up the value chain, and in a country like India, there is a long way to go before it is leveraged effectively in the way that it should be. Take even industries such as food processing which have seen some progress in recent years, but still have a long way to go. Packaging extends the shelf life of farm produce, thereby enabling producers to send across their products across long distances. Moreover they will more likely be able to access food processing units.

With a young population of working age, there is no dearth of new and innovative products that can be marketed with the help of new age packaging. For instance ready to eat food, diced vegetables, diet preparation, vegan produce and a host of other value added products can be reached to the masses with effective packaging. We are surely in for some interesting times here.

Types of Glue: Adhesives Galore

Types of Glue: Adhesives Galore

The world of adhesives is as diverse as it is fascinating. Considering the fact that different types of glue, adhesives, are used in industries that encompass engineering, oil, footwear, packaging, food processing, automobiles, construction, stationery and so many others, it is not surprising that there is a bewilderingly large number of adhesives. This makes their classification a little difficult, but one can possibly slot them in accordance with their composition, shape, type and capacity to bear a load.

An adhesive/glue for all kinds of uses & applications from Glue Farm.

The first category comprises of epoxies, polyimides and polyurethane, the second of pellets, film, paste and liquid, the third of hot melt, reactive hot melt, thermosetting, and so on and the last of structural, semi structural or non structural type.  All of these find extensive uses in a whole host of industries that form the back-bone of any nation’s economy.

We at Gluefarm are a globally acknowledged quality manufacturer, supplier and exporter of adhesives. Our clients vouch for not just the quality of our products, but our stellar levels of service as well. It is not surprising therefore that we are inundated with both client testimonials as well business enquiries.

Going forward the adhesive industry is all geared up to manufacture a new generation of products specially designed to meet the new age industrial process norms that ensure that there is minimal impact on the ecology and the environment. The fact of the matter is that adhesives have been an integral part of the material progress of mankind from the very beginning and whatever may be the new direction human endeavors may take, the chances are that adhesives will form an integral part of it.

For all the incredibly large number of applications that adhesives find in our day to day living there is surprisingly little awareness of the fact. Be that as it may adhesives, as we know them are bound to continue to play the highly significant part they play in our lives for the foreseeable future.

Boosting the Manufacturing Process using Nylon Pre-applied Thread Lockers

Boosting the Manufacturing Process using Nylon Pre-applied Thread Lockers

Glue Farm nylon pre applied thread lockers boost manufacturing.

Quality control is the main reason for using thread-lockers. In the long run, avoiding warranty claims and product failures has a positive affect on a company’s reputation and sales. By understanding the mechanisms and uses of thread-lockers, engineers can choose the best options for securing joints.

Around 1968, the automotive industry began using fasteners to lock and seal a screw in a carburetor. Today, thread-lockers are used in every industry.

Manufacturing process gets a fillip with a range of Glue Farm nylon pre applied thread lockers.

Thread-lockers can be mechanical or chemical. The two most widely used chemical thread-lockers are anarobics and epoxies. The original thread-locker, they’re called anaerobic because they cure in the absence of oxygen and the presence of metal ions

Mechanical thread-lockers don’t bond to a fastener so much as increase friction between the mating threads. This makes it more difficult for the fastener to move.

Nylon is the most common material for mechanical thread-locking. Nylon cannot be applied to fasteners in-house, but must be pre-applied in a processing plant. Perhaps the biggest advantage of pre-applying thread-lockers is simply that engineers can be certain the adhesive will actually be on the fastener, in the correct amount and in the correct location. When line personnel apply liquid adhesives during assembly, the process is prone to error. The adhesive may not get dispensed on some fasteners, or it might not be applied in the right spot.

Another advantage is that engineers need not worry about housekeeping or contamination issues. There is no liquid mess or sloppy run-off. Excess liquid thread-locker can be problematic, because some adhesives attack plastics. If a liquid adhesive is applied to a screw for plastic components, the run-off can harm the product. Pre-applied thread-lockers will not harm plastics, which is why a growing number of electronics assemblers are using these materials in their products.

Lastly, pre-applying a thread-locker saves assemblers time and money. Liquid adhesives often need a primer to stick to the metal surface of a fastener. The pre-application process eliminates this step. Moreover, every drop of liquid adhesive costs money-and not just for the material itself. Assemblers also need to factor in the cost of waste, dispensing equipment, and cleaning and maintenance.