A rubber-based adhesive form is called a contact adhesive, also known as “contact cement.”
Rubbers, including polychloroprene, could be found in both natural and synthetic contact adhesives.
When materials over which a contact adhesive has been placed establish contact, unlike removable
adhesives, the bonding is permanent.
Features of contact adhesives
Liquid contact adhesives are accessible in water or solvent form. Although many contact adhesives
sold as solvents are hazardous and combustible, they have the benefits of rapid drying and bonding.
The contact adhesive needs to be placed on the two surfaces that need to be joined for it to
function. Therefore, the contact adhesive cannot be used to connect the two surfaces immediately.
However, the bonding should wait until the contact glue has dried. However, once the contact glue
has dried, which can take up to 24 hours in some cases, the bonding procedure is often fairly quick.
The two surfaces can be joined once the contact adhesive has dried. After the adhesive has cured,
the bonding procedure can typically be completed in 30 minutes (and occasionally, even in less time).
Since the bonding is permanent and repositioning is practically impossible, a high level of accuracy is
needed. Due to this, only one or two of the contact adhesive-bonded surfaces can be separated from
Where do people utilize contact adhesives?
In the woodworking business, contact adhesives are frequently used to attach laminate to other
wood surfaces. They can also be used to put together furniture, countertops, or building panels.