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One-Part Solvent-Based NORDOT® Adhesives


Four Solvent-Free Glues Plus Sewing


Benefits of NORDOT® Adhesives 


Suffering With:

  • One-part solvent-based urethanes: Just open the pail and use. Can be applied via glue-box, trowel, spray or squeegee.

  • Do not require mixing two-part adhesives, nor special hot melt, sewing machine or other equipment.

  • Can be applied in any temperature an installer can work (from sub-freezing to hot desert temperatures). It avoids weather-related installation delays.

  • High “green strength” (grab, tack and grip) during installation helps overcome turf movement due to wind, changing temperatures, passing clouds, sun/ shade; also no sandbagging seams.

  • Do not foam in high humidity; or solidify in their pails when cold; or take “forever” to cure unless more moisture is added (not “fair weather only” adhesives).

  • Superior water resistance even when submerged in fresh or salt water.

  • Proven world-wide exterior durability (over 50 years of successful use outdoors).

  • Superior quality and performance (initially costs more but higher retained profits later).

 A) Two-Part Solvent-Free Adhesives

  • Each Component by itself is not an adhesive: Must be thoroughly and properly mixed to ensure good long term durability

  • Must mix many small packages, instead of using a few large ones: Costs time, money & labor

  • Weather sensitive to handle: Short pot life when hot; hard to mix and slow to cure when cold

  • Negligible green strength (oily, slippery adhesive before cure): Extensive rolling and sandbagging of seams, often necessary

  • More than double empty Part A & Part B containers to discard when job complete

B)  Hot Melt Adhesives

  • Special and costly hot melt equipment and power required  

  • Cost more to use because they install slower and require more workers to apply

  • Thermoplastic (hardness changes with temperature): become softer and weaker in hot sun, plus harder and sometimes brittle when cold

  • Installation sensitive: Often “oozes & squeezes out” of seams on hot days and prematurely solidifies (solid lumps underneath) on cold days

  • Sometimes burns installer’s fingers during application and installing

C) One-Part Solvent-Free Adhesives (Both Urethane & Silicone/Silane)

  • Usual installation problems previously mentioned with oily, slippery, negligible green strength adhesives: wind, hot, cold, oozing, squeeze-out, passing clouds, sandbagging seams, etc.

  • Urethanes: Foam when applied to a damp surface and/or in high humidity; crystallize (become solid) in pail when cold; often need moisture added to speed cure; brittle after cure

  • Silicone/Silane: Very slow to cure when cold and need water to hydrolyze in order to start their cure

D)    Sewing (Mechanical Seam Joining)

  • Needles often break due to cold weather and/or wind 

  • Spot fastening: Unjoined space between each stitch  

  • Easy to vandalize by cutting thread stitches

  • Expensive: Sewing machines necessary; slower installations plus more people required


Gluing Using a:

Stand-Up Trowel 

Airless Spray

 Glue Box

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