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    6 Reasons Sign and Display Manufacturers Should Use Sealants and Adhesives.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Apr 24, 2024 10:00:00 AM

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    Adhesives and sealants are indispensable in sign and display manufacturing for their bonding, sealing, and finishing capabilities, which contribute to the final products' structural integrity, aesthetic appeal, and durability.

    Here are 6 reasons why Sign/Display manufacturers should use sealants and adhesives.

    1. 1. Efficiency - When used to mount signs onto surfaces such as walls, windows, or vehicles, adhesives provide a reliableDisplay and permanent attachment method without the need for drilling or mechanical fasteners, which can damage the substrate or require additional finishing work.


    1. 2. Prolonged Life - Often exposed to outdoor elements such as sunlight, rain, and temperature fluctuations, sign and display manufacturers benefit from the weather-resistant properties of sealants and adhesives. They help maintain the sign’s structural integrity, prevent deterioration, and prolong its lifespan. Another important benefit is sealing edges and gaps to protect against moisture, dirt, and other environmental contaminants. This also improves longevity while enhancing the finished product’s appearance.


    1. 3. Design Flexibility - Adhesives allow for greater design flexibility by bonding dissimilar materials, including metals, plastics, glass, and composites, as well as complex shapes. This flexibility creates opportunities for innovative and unique designs that conventional fastening methods may not facilitate.


    1. 4. Improved Aesthetics – Adhesives are often used to supplement mechanical fasteners, which are reliably used in signAdobeStock_498750484 assembly. However, in applications where visible fasteners are not desirable, adhesives do an excellent job of distributing stress evenly across a bonded area, reducing or eliminating the need for fasteners and allowing for a more streamlined aesthetic.


    1. 5. Weight Reduction – Reducing the need for additional support also equates to a lighter-weight product, which may be required in specific applications.


    1. 6. Vibration Resistance - Another important element of adhesives used for signs and displays is their ability to act as vibration dampers, reducing noise and vibration in signs and displays installed in high-traffic areas or on moving vehicles. This helps to improve user experience and prevent damage to sensitive components.

    Overall, using adhesives and sealants in sign and display manufacturing offers numerous benefits, including enhanced aesthetics, durability, productivity, and design flexibility, ultimately resulting in high-quality products that meet various applications' functional and aesthetic requirements.

    Austin Hardware offers adhesive and sealant solutions from top brands like Sika, ITW Plexus, HB Fuller L & L Products, 3M, 4TH GEN, and many more. On-staff experts are available to consult on matching your applications with the right products. Visit our Chemical Solutions Page page to learn more. 



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