Tag: Industrial Adhesives

Viscosity Measurement, Zahn Cup vs. Brookfield

We are often asked if there is a way for our customers to quickly and easily measure the viscosity of water borne adhesives in their manufacturing facility.  Usually, the person wants to know if a Zahn cup can be used to measure the viscosity of the glue.  The short answer is maybe, but with some […]

Wisdom Helps Launch nICE mug

Wisdom’s incubator program helps start-up companies bring product inventions and ideas to market. One of the latest product launches is nICE mug, a frozen mug made entirely out of ice. It is a fun innovative way to drink cold beverages. Glenn Auerbach, founder of nICE mug, says:” I appreciate all that Wisdom has done to […]

Adhesive Bonding 101 – Understanding Dynes

No matter what type of adhesive is being used, when trying to bond two things together there are a few things that must happen.  The first thing that absolutely must happen is that the adhesive must wet both surfaces that are to be bonded.  Wetting is the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with […]

Shelf Life – How Old Is Too Old?

Even the best laid plans sometimes go wrong.  You practice first-in, first-out inventory management.  You forecast your adhesive needs.  And still, you end up with a tote of glue that been sitting around forever.  Is it useable, or not?  The Technical Data Sheet may say that it has shelf life of 90 days, but is […]

Viscosity of Water Borne Adhesives

Viscosity is one of the most critical properties in determining how well an adhesive runs on application equipment.  The simplest definition of viscosity is the measure of the resistance to flow.  Low viscosity flows easily and appears “thin,” whereas high viscosity means it flows slowly and appears “thick.” There are many different units of measurement […]

Cold Weather Is Coming!

The leaves are falling and this summer’s sweltering heat is but a fading memory.  Fall is a short season in the Midwest, it is time to think about winter.  Most water borne adhesives are subject to damage by low temperature.  Once white glue has been frozen it cannot be used, even after it has been […]

When Your Glue Stinks

Literally.  It smells bad.  What has happened? Water borne adhesives may be attacked by bacteria and mold.  Even adhesives composed of synthetic polymers emulsified in water (white glue) may be a food source for bacteria.  The hot weather we have been experiencing may accelerate bacterial growth. Wisdom Adhesives incorporates the latest biocides in our products.  […]

How to Prevent Clogged Filters and Extrusion Nozzles

Equipment down time is costly, especially unscheduled down time.  Wisdom Adhesives removes contaminants from water borne adhesives by triple filtering our products.  So where does the material come from that gets caught in your filter?  Mostly it comes from exposure to air after the container was opened.  The adhesive begins to lose moisture on the […]

Percent Non-Volatiles

We see this phrase on technical data sheets and MSDS’s, but what does it mean?  Is it the dreaded Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)?  No, it is just an awkward way of saying percent solids.  Then why call it non-volatiles instead of solids?  Some of the ingredients of water borne adhesives are liquids that do not […]