Adhesives aren't the most glamorous manufacturing technology, but they're a critical element in many factories and industrial sites. Vendors are making big strides in improving the characteristics of adhesives, making them much simpler to work with.
One of the biggest benefits is that one-part epoxies are far more versatile. Companies like Master Bond have developed epoxies that have more flexibility, making them more useful in applications that see stress. Others like 3M have epoxies designed for composites, making it easier to mate segments even when they have absorbed moisture.
Most of them also boast longer lifetimes, so they're easier to handle. These materials make it simpler for plant managers to automate processes and run operations efficiently.