QT910 Case Study

We were approached by a shop fitting company who were having problems with LED lights coming away from some of their display cabinets. Along with this, they had noticed that some load bearing panels had also started to bow when their customer mounted accessories onto them. It was discovered that the LED lights were adhered with double-sided tape with a rubber adhesive. Also, the load bearing panels were incorrectly fitted. In anticipation of a quick fix, an installation kit was taken with us on the day and rectification was carried out. The supplier of the display cabinets was contacted along with the installer of the panels, and from that point no other failures were reported.

QT562 Case Study

We had received a request from a major petroleum retailer to come up with a solution for protecting painted metal barriers from accidental damage, which had been caused by impact from customer’s vehicles. The barriers were located at each pump island on the forecourt at various locations throughout the UK. Our initial inspection of the barriers highlighted the extent of the problem. The corner of barriers were badly chipped which demonstrated that significant damage had also been caused to the vehicles.

Following the visits, many trials were conducted with a range of substrates to absorb the impact of vehicle doors onto the barriers with a test barrier that we were given during the development of various solutions. Considerations such as shore hardness of the substrates, along with combining them to an adhesive that would offer maximum longevity and wide-ranging temperature tolerance. The result was a PVC strip, colour matched to the corporate RAL colour of the company.

Various tests were carried out on the PVC strip before the client was contacted to arrange a practical demonstration. The subsequent demonstration for the senior management of the petroleum company lead to the approval for the supply of the PVC strip on 86 locations throughout the United Kingdom. Further to this, we were asked if we could provide an installation team to fit the PVC strips, which we did!

QT 890 Case Study

Following a demonstration of the power and versatility of our very high bond QT890 tape to a bathroom installation company, we were then by referral approached by one of their main suppliers who asked us if we could come up with a solution for permanently fixing a range of mirrors to tiled walls.

They had experienced various problems with both mechanical fixings and adhesives ranging from cracked tiles and broken mirrors, to mirrors sagging and completely detaching themselves during and after installation when their products were installed by their own installation teams.

Meeting with the company’s installation team on site lead to the breakthrough they were looking for. A thorough decontamination of both the mirror and the tiled surface with an isopropanol alcohol (Multiprep), followed by an application of SX100 adhesion accelerator, prepared both surfaces for the very high bond acrylic adhesive tape (QT890) that was used to secure the mirror to the tiled surface. The demonstration had proved so successful for the company, that this is now the only method allowed in the installation of their mirrors unless otherwise specified by their customer.

QT600 Case Study

Fixing bracketry in tiled wet areas means having to drill through the tiles to get a firm fixing. But quite often there are wiring and lintel issues that make drilling a difficult experience. Consultation with a national builder brought about a quick and permanent solution to their installation problems in not only these tiled environments but also in other rooms where fixing has been problematic. Window blind tracks and bath panel installation are just two areas where the use of QT600 has made a significant improvement in installation.

Specialist Adhesive Range

We were approached by an Upholstery company looking for a solution to a heat resistance problem they had when exporting products in a container to the USA. The adhesive needed to be in canister format and able to withstand high temperatures. Qualitape (UK) recommended their QTA140 High Tack Contact Adhesive which was subsequently tested in their laboratory and is now being used on a regular basis.