Proper material temperatures are imperative to ensure that adhesive products deliver the highest level of performance. When applying adhesive products below the manufacturer’s recommended application temperatures, application speed and performance can be drastically affected. To help address material temperature issues, Carlisle has recently announced the availability of heated blankets and temperature sensing nozzle technology.
Flexible FAST reaches its maximum performance when the material temperature at the time of installation is 70°F or rising. When temperatures fall below 70°F, urethane adhesives can experience mixture ratio issues that could create application issues. To help address material temperatures during winter applications, the use of hot boxes and power blankets are recommended to ensure the adhesive remains at 70°F or above at the time of application.
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In addition to heated blankets, Carlisle has also made advancements to delivery systems to help applicators identify when an adhesive product is too cold. In January 2020, Carlisle introduced Temperature Warning Tips for Flexible FAST Dual Tanks. These tips make it easy to apply polyurethane adhesives properly. Carlisle’s Temperature Warning Tips provide the applicator with a visual cue to easily identify if the material is too cold during application:
- Nozzle turns BLUE when adhesive temperature is below the required 70°F.
- Nozzle will be CLEAR when adhesive is spraying at optimal temperature.
- Compression seal added to create a tighter fit between the gun and tip. This helps eliminate adhesive leaks.
For more information, please contact your manufacturer's representative.