Poly-forms Adhesive Films
Advantages to Liquid Adhesives

liquid adhesive splatLiquid adhesives are messy, inconsistent, and time-consuming.

Poly-form preformed adhesive ringPoly-form preformed adhesive films are clean, consistent, and quickly dispensed. Repeatable results make Poly-forms the pre-shaped, no-mess solution to liquid adhesive problems.

Multi-Seals Poly-forms are flexible pre-shaped adhesives designed for bonding diverse materials, including metals, plastics, and glass. The pre-shaped copolymer prevents drips and dispensing inconsistencies typical of liquid adhesives. The flexible durability of Poly-forms adhesive film facilitates manual and automated handling and increases production rates.

Read more to discover why Poly-forms adhesive seals are an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives.

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Liquid Problems

Poly-form adhesive preform

Flexible Solutions

liquid adhesive splatInconsistent

Liquid adhesives can drip or smear onto unwanted areas of a component.

Poly-form adhesive preformConsistent

Poly-forms are pre-shaped and remain flexible but intact until they are heated. The preformed seals allows adhesive to be located only on desired component features.

liquid adhesive splatPoor Inventory Control

Liquid adhesives create poor inventory control. Operators have difficulty estimating the exact amount of adhesive required to accommodate a given batch of components. A large percentage of material is wasted by misdispensing, clogged needles, or operator error.

Poly-form adhesive preformSimple Inventory Control

Poly-forms simplify inventory control. Determining the number of adhesive preforms required for a given batch is as simple as determining the number of required seals or bonds.

liquid adhesive splatSlow Manual Dispensing

Manually dispensing liquid adhesives is time and labor intensive.

Poly-form adhesive preformRapid Manual Dispensing

Poly-forms can be manually dispensed at rates that far exceed manually dispensed liquids.

liquid adhesive splatExpensive Automated Dispensing

Automated dispensing systems for liquid adhesives are often expensive and require extensive operator instruction. Most equipment is prone to clogging or pot life concerns. Constant adjustments for viscosity variations, clogs, and air entrapment require highly skilled labor to run and maintain dispensing equipment.

Poly-form adhesive preformAffordable Automated Dispensing

Poly-forms are well suited for a variety of automatic or semi-automatic equipment. Templates, Pick & Place, and Bowl Fed Gravity Tracks are all practical methods for loading Poly-forms. Automated loading rates can range from 200 to 600 ppm, depending on loader, component, and Poly-form design.

liquid adhesive splatDifficult Removal

Once liquid adhesive is dispensed, it cannot be easily removed from unwanted areas. As it starts to gel, reworking becomes increasingly difficult.

Poly-form adhesive preformSimple Pre-Melt Removal

Un-melted Poly-forms are easily removed from components, allowing for greater flexibility and reducing the number of scrapped parts.

liquid adhesive splatMessy Cleanup

Liquid adhesive usually requires extensive cleanup procedures, including the use of toxic solvents and the disposal of adhesive waste.

Poly-form adhesive preformSimple Cleanup

Poly-form adhesive films require little or no cleanup procedures. Cleaning is as easy as collecting the unused preforms.

liquid adhesive splatCostly

Expensive dispensing equipment, time-consuming procedures, skilled labor, wasted adhesive, scrapped components, and product returns add high expenses to liquid adhesive dispensing.

Poly-form adhesive preformCost Effective

Affordable loaders, inventory efficiency, reduced labor, minimal or no scrap, and product return prevention minimize the hidden costs often associated with liquid dispensing.

liquid adhesive splatVariable Quality

Liquid bond paths vary in shape, size, and location, causing variations in performance and quality. Adhesive drips on critical component areas jeopardize product performance.

Poly-form adhesive preformPrecision Quality

Tight dimensional tolerances and viscosity consistency ensure repeatable, high-quality seals. Precise, consistent results contribute to product quality

Let Us Help.

Multi-Seals offers engineering samples at no charge, including custom-cut prototypes, for qualification on your component. We will also conduct a free evaluation of your component for sealing with our epoxy preforms. Contact us today to discuss your requirement.

To learn more, see Industries Served, Typical Configurations, Adhesive Systems, and FAQs.

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