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Big Dog Adhesives has a full range of products to fill your needs including:

  • Acrylic Adhesives (MMA)
  • Epoxy Adhesives
  • Cyanoacrylates (super glues)
  • Threadlockers
  • Polyurethane Adhesives
  • Flex-Lok adhesives ( two-part epoxy)

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Acrylic Adhesives

Big Dog Adhesives is a leading manufacturer of structural acrylic adhesives, also called methacrylate adhesives, or MMA adhesives. With a state of the art manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Indiana, we produce a dull line of acrylic adhesives suited to just about every application. We make crystal clear acrylic adhesives, flow-able adhesives, and non-sag adhesives in viscosities from 5000 centipoise to 500,000 centipose. We formulate, produce, pigment and package all of our own MMA adhesives, and offer the widest capabilities into the private label marketplace. We have gel times from a minute up to 90 minutes, and have the widest color selection possible, matching your needs in color ability and control. Standard uses for MMA adhesives include: fiberglass bonding, aluminium bonding, ABS bonding, PVC bonding, and bonding of dissimilar products. We have high flex versions, along with rigid formulations. All of our products are rubber toughened, and have extreme impact resistance.

Epoxy Adhesives

Big Dog manufactures state of the art epoxy adhesives that are strong and consistent for bonding of various substrates. Our epoxy adhesives are two component systems, (a resin) and an activator that are blended together to enable an exothermic( generating heat) reaction. Big Dog’s Epoxy adhesives come in ratio of 1:1 and 2:1; 1:1 meaning 1 part A ( Resin ) to 1 part B ( Activator); 2:1 meaning two parts A ( Resin) to 1 part B ( Activator). Big Dog epoxies come in a multitude of colors and formulations, from flowing to non-sag versions. We offer epoxy adhesives in a wide range of applications, including potting (electrical applications), paints and coatings, marine applications, Recreational Vehicle applications, Automotive and consumer applications.

Cyanoacrylates adhesives

Cyanoacrylates adhesives or super glues is the general term for very quick bonding adhesives that bond substrates together in a very quick reaction. CA’s glue all sorts of various substrates together, such as wood, plastics, metals, rubbers and a variety of other substances. In general, most of the cyanoacrylates or CA’s are single component adhesives,  generally clear or slightly cloudy in nature, that are easy to use, fast curing with rapid fixture time. Effectively, they work in the presence of moisture (water), meaning moisture in the air. Most of us have used super glues or CA’s and have glued our fingers together, probably by accident, because the skin has a high degree of moisture. Often, specialized CA’s are used to close up wounds, or seal cuts and scratches. Big Dog also makes an accelerator, and can speed up these CA’s or super glues so they react even faster.

Threadlockers

Aerobic means in the presence of air (specifically, oxygen). Anaerobic means without the presence of air ( again, oxygen). So, anaerobic adhesives cure in spaces that do not have oxygen (air). The other requirement is that there must be metal present, or one of the spaces must be in contact with metal. Therefore, anaerobic adhesives are used in places that have no air, and have metals around them. A good application for anaerobic adhesives ( or threadlockers), is in the area of turning a nut into a bolt. The anaerobic adhesive fills the gap between the nut and the bolt, thereby having metal on both sides, and without the presence of air. The adhesive then reacts rather quickly, and the nut is sealed or prevented from working it way tighter, or working itself looser. Sometimes, anaerobics are applied to the bolts or the nuts separately, and shipped as such, so that when the nut is threaded to the bolt, the reactions occurs. In the past years, nylon nuts or nylon inserts used to do this, but in today’s modern world, anaerobic adhesives are replacing nylon nuts due to its stronger holding potential, lower cost, and ease of use.

Polyurethane

Big Dog’s polyurethane adhesives are used for bonding many dissimilar materials together, such as ceramics and glass, plastics, rubbers, wood products an, having good metals. Big Dog’s adhesives are flexible, low VOC (contain low Volatile Organic Components), and are easy to use. Depending upon your design criteria, we can design a polyurethane that is UV stable, optically clear, flexible, having good strength and impact resistance.

Flex-Lok

Big Dog’s Flex-Lok adhesives are two-part epoxy modified siloxane polymers (MS Polymers) that have a wide range of use for bonding various substrates. The Flex-Lok product line has extremely flexible properties, maintaining that flexibility at a wide range of temperatures, from -70°F to 350°F (-60°C to 177°C). Supplied in easily dispensed 1 to 1 side by side cartridges, and in bulk, 5-gallon pails, and 55-gallon drums. Flex-Lok adhesives bond fiberglass, ceramics, concrete, wood, particle board, MDF, steel, aluminum and various plastics without the need of a primer. Flex-Lok adhesives will not bond low energy surfaces, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, Teflon, and other low energy surfaces. Flex-Lok adhesives outperform most brittle two component systems by retaining high peel strength and flexibility through a wide range of temperatures.

Accessories

Big Dog sells a full range of accessories including tips and guns designed to work with its adhesives.