Chemique Adhesives and Sealants Ltd
Chemique Adhesives and Sealants Ltd are a Made in the Midlands Silver Member
We are committed to the improvement of quality and value in the manufacturing industry. This commitment is constantly driving us to develop new and innovative products to provide the most practical solutions to the most demanding applications.
Our continuous investment in technology combined with our extensive experience in application systems, enables us to offer our customers leading edge adhesive systems along with state of the art application equipment for a wide range of bonding challenges.
Chemique complies with the stringent requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and is a member of the British Adhesives and Sealants Association.
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Since 1985 Chemique has been manufacturing and supplying high performance adhesives to a diverse range of industries. Today, Chemique is proud to have become a pioneer in the development of solvent free polyurethane adhesives and the first choice supplier for many industries requiring specialised products.
We dedicate more resources towards research and development, as a percentage of turnover, than most other adhesive companies. To maintain our competitive edge, our experienced chemists and engineers work closely with our customers to provide new and innovative solutions to their adhesive and adhesive application needs.
The impressive amount of experience and dedication to the development of new and innovative products has gained Chemique worldwide respect for its ability to supply a wide range of industries including automotive, construction, aerospace, cleanroom, foam conversion, furniture, textiles and numerous others.
Chemique complies with the stringent requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and is a member of the British Adhesives and Sealants Association and FIRA- Furniture Industry Research Association.
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Pedestal Adhesive Sub-floor Concrete Sealer
The company’s manufacturing and service procedures comply with the stringent requirements of ISO 9001;2008. Rigorous quality procedures in excess of industry practice ensure customers receive products they can rely on. This gives customers the security that their end product will not suffer due to poor adhesive quality.
In order to back up our quality assurances, Chemique has laboratory facilities and staff able to test both our products and end products to a wide range of criteria. Potential stresses encountered during use are simulated as closely as possible in order to satisfy both customer confidence and industry standards where required.
All Chemique products go through rigorous Quality Tests to guarantee customers obtain superior quality products. Once the product is passed, it is labelled with a ‘QC Passed Label’ in order to notify the customer that the product meets all the specific requirements.
Our fully trained technical staff will visit customers on-site in order to familiarise themselves with existing production processes. Based on this, we are able to recommend the most effective formulation of adhesive or sealant. This may be one of our existing formulations or it may be necessary to create a specific product for the process.
Chemique’s fully trained technical staff offer on-going technical support as well as advice on improving the efficiency of the bonding process. They can also give guidance on any related Health and Safety issues
We offer demonstrations and samples of the adhesives so that customers can be sure that the products meet all of their requirements before they order.
Full training is provided on the products and application equipment ensuring a smooth and successful implementation of new technology.
We provide full after sales support to ensure that all products and equipment are working to specification.
If you require technical advice, or have a question about any aspect of our technical support policy, please contact us and we will answer it for you
Panel Systems Ltd. of Sheffield has been a major UK manufacturer of insulated architectural and structural panels, CNC machined panels and board materials, hot-wire cut Styrofoam®, and external cladding since 1974. Their key markets include construction, automotive, packaging, lightweight staging, caravans and marine. With three sites covering 60,000 square feet and 60 employees, including, sales personnel, CAD designers, production operatives and logistics specialists, their reputation and track record for excellence makes them a manufacturer customers rely on.
Panel Systems manufactures an extensive range of panels, comprising as little as two layers or as many as six layers. The layers can be a multitude of materials including metals, particle boards, foam plastics and honeycombs. When thin plastic sheet became more widely used in manufacturing about
15 years ago, the company found that a single-part moisture curing polyurethane adhesive was not effective for bonding these new materials. Preparation of plastic substrates prior to bonding resulted in lower production rates.
Panel Systems approached Chemique Adhesives to assist in improving production rates and they recommended their two-part polyurethane adhesive, Solfre2. The main advantage of Solfre2 was its ability to handle a wider range of materials and the elimination of solvents in the bonding process.
Solfre2 offers an alternative to epoxies, one-part polyurethanes, solvented adhesives, and hot melts, providing improved bond quality. The company uses Solfre2 for structural bonding with foam plastics, as well as aluminium and polypropylene honeycomb cores. Solfre2 Honeycomb is an extension of the Solfre2 family of products that have been specially formulated for manufacturing honeycomb panels and composite panels.
The Solfre2 Honeycomb range combines the properties associated with Solfre2 giving superior bond strength, while still maintaining low coat weights and flexibility, according to Chemique.
Chris Ibbotson, Managing Director at Panel Systems, said, “Reliability and consistency matter to our business. Solfre2 allows us to bond a wide range of materials to different cores with confidence which is a big advantage.”
The company manufactures in excess of 100,000 square metres of panels every year and recently installed a new automatic adhesive spray booth, partly designed by Chemique, to increase quality and productivity. “We have long-term customers that rely on us to provide top-quality products and we’re able to do so thanks to Chemique’s Solfre2 adhesive,” Ibbotson said.