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Adhesives from Silmid

Silmid adhesives

Silmid is one of the UK's leading specialist distributors of adhesives, sealants, silicones, lubricants, surface treatments and cleaning agents. When we started trading in January 1980, most of our business was found within the aerospace industry, but pretty soon we expanded out to other sectors, including renewable energy, oil and gas exploration, engineering, defence, electronics, and also the automotive, rail and marine industries. In a little under forty years, we have established ourselves as world leaders in the world of industrial adhesives.

Silmid has grown consistently in just under four decades and we now have a staggering range of products — more than 6,000 active items and more than 14,000 products in our technical archive. We also deal with over 400 separate vendors.

Henkel have partnered with Silmid to allow their customers to experience a service that is second to none. Silmid are able to provide real time stock level availability, if a product is not available we are commited to giving acurate lead times.

Silmid is one of the most-trusted providers of Loctite and Bonderite products on the market, and the team have exceptional product knowledge when it comes to the two brands, helping you identify the perfect solutions for your needs. Silmid is able to offer some of the most competitive prices for Loctite and Bonderite products in the industry. Henkel is also the home of other leading brands Acheson, Turco, Alodine and Alocrom.


What kind of adhesives are available and what do they do?

Amongst our most popular and widely used adhesives are the following:

Acrylic adhesives: Can be used on most materials but particularly effective on plastics and metals. Relatively quick curing and with high levels of toughness and strength, acrylics are more flexible than common epoxy adhesive. They require little surface preparation and they bond very well to huge range of different materials. Acrylics perform even better when an initiator is applied to one surface and curing time can be improved when heat is applied.

Epoxy Adhesives: Like acrylics, epoxies are effective with most materials but particularly effective with metals and plastics. They're also available in many different forms, including solid pastes, low-viscosity liquids and films. Epoxy adhesives are known for good chemical resistance and strength, They don't produce volatiles whilst curing, and have particularly low shrinkage. Because of the nature of their chemistry and the reaction during curing, formulation can vary widely as there are many options when it comes to resins and hardeners.

Adhesives films: We have a wide range of adhesive films, including Henkel adhesive films, which can be found in just about every market where electronics are assembled, including automotive electronics, aerospace and defence electronics, industrial and consumer electronics, computing and handheld communications, green energy, LED lighting, medicine, radio frequency identification and wireless datacom infrastructure. Our enormously varied adhesive film and sealant portfolio is able to address all of the modern world's most exacting applications. The Henkel range of conductive adhesive films comes in a range of thicknesses, strengths, heat conductivity ratings and cure cycle times.

Plastic Adhesives: The bonding of plastics parts can be a big problem in many assembly operations. Sil-Mid has a comprehensive line of adhesives created to bond plastics to other plastics as well as to rubbers, metals, glass, ceramics, and so on. Various different systems are used depending on what kind of performance is required. Processes may favour impact resistance, electrical insulation, thermal shock resistance, high bonding strength or dimensional stability.

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