An Upholstery company approached us seeking an adhesive in canister form, able to withstand high temperatures. They had previously experienced heat resistance issues whilst exporting products in a container to the USA.
Qualitape UK recommended QTA140 High Tack Contact Adhesive. Following successful tests in their laboratory, QTA140 is now used on a regular basis.
Fixing bracketry in tiled wet areas means having to drill through the tiles to get a firm fixing. However, quite often there are wiring and lintel issues that make drilling a difficult experience. Our consultation with a national builder brought about a quick and permanent solution to their installation problems, not only in these tiled environments but also in other rooms where fixing has been problematic. QT600 made significant improvements in both window blind tracks and bath panel installations.
Qualitape provided a product demonstration to a bathroom installation company, displaying the power and versatility of very high bond QT890 tape. Following this we were (by referral) approached by one of their main suppliers looking for a recommendation.
The supplier needed to permanently fix a variety of mirrors to tiled walls. Unfortunately they experienced numerous difficulties during and after installation with both mechanical fixings and adhesives. Issues ranged from cracked tiles and broken mirrors, to mirrors sagging and completely detaching themselves.
A meeting with the company’s installation team on site led to the breakthrough they were looking for. We decontaminated both mirror and tiled surface with an isopropanol alcohol (Multiprep). We then added an application of SX100 adhesion accelerator to prepare both surfaces. Lastly, the very high bond acrylic adhesive tape (QT890) was used to secure the mirror to the tiled surface.
This demonstration proved extremely successful for the company and is now the only authorised method during installation, unless otherwise specified by their customer.
We were asked by a major petroleum retailer to recommend a solution for protecting painted metal barriers. A continuous damage was occurring as a result of proximity and impact from customer vehicles. Barriers are fitted to each pump island on a forecourt, which are situated throughout numerous locations across the UK. Our initial inspection highlighted the extent of the problem where barrier corners were badly chipped and scraped. Not only was this an aesthetic issue but it was also an indication of significant damage being caused to customer vehicles.
Following our visit, we conducted numerous trials with a range of substrates. Testing the suitability of each for impact absorption and durability, we were supplied with a test barrier enabling us to fully develop a solution. Considerations were made as to the shore hardness of the substrates, along with combining them with a hard working adhesive. The adhesive would need to offer maximum longevity and wide-ranging temperature tolerance. A PVC strip, colour matched to the corporate RAL colour of the company was finally proposed.
The client was contacted to arrange a practical demonstration. Senior management approved the product and requested a steady supply of the PVC strip to be added in over 86 locations throughout the United Kingdom. Furthermore, we were asked whether we could provide an installation team to fit the PVC strips.
Qualitape UK have since completed the initial supply and continue to carry out and maintain new installations.
A shop fitting company were having difficulties and approached us for on site advice. LED lights were coming away from display cabinets and they had also noticed some load bearing panels starting to bow once accessories had been added.
We discovered the LED lights had been adhered using an unsuitable double-sided tape with a rubber adhesive. The load bearing panels had simply been fitted incorrectly. In anticipation of a quick fix we had brought an installation kit, and were able to rectify the issues.
Once we contacted the cabinet supplier and panel installer with our findings they were able to continue without delay. No further failures were reported.