Adhesive Facts & Measures

This page contains often-used facts & measurements that are useful and related to the application of industrial adhesives:

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Recommended Mixing Nozzle Sizes by Adhesive Type and Viscosity

Adhesive Type                Number of Mixing Elements Needed to Properly Mix
Acrylic                               8 - 10 Elements      (This includes MMA's or Methyl Methacrylates)
Epoxy                               15 - 24 Elements
Polysulfide                        24 - 32 Elements
Polyurethane Foam         10 - 24 Elements
Silicone                            20 - 30 Elements
Urethane                          24  -36 Elements
 

Recommended Mixing Nozzle Diameter by Material Viscosity

Material Viscosity                                                               Mixing Element Inner Diameter Range

 Thin < 5,000cps                  (Thinner than Honey)                  2.4 - 6.4mm   (0.093 - 0.25 in)

 Medium 5,000 - 50,000cps  (Between Honey & Ketchup)         5.4 - 8.0mm   (0.212 - 0.314 in)

Thick & Gel> 50,000cps     (Thicker than Ketchup)                  > 9.3mm   (0.366 in)

 

Linear Coverage of cartridges and kits:

Linear length coverage for various adhesive volumes:  Generally speaking, (using a typical mixing nozzle with a standard 2mm outlet opening) you can expect these volume-to-length ratios:

  • Per 1-ml of adhesive:  1.92-inches of linear length from a 1/8-inch wide bead (or 3.84-inches of linear length from a 1/16-inch wide bead)

... and translated to standard cartridge sizes:

25mL cartridge (1/8-inch bead): About 4 Linear Feet, (1/16-inch bead): 6-8 Feet
50mL cartridge (1/8-inch bead): About 8 Linear Feet, (1/16-inch bead): 12-16 Feet
200mL cartridge (1/8-inch bead): About 32 Linear Feet, (1/16-inch bead): 48-64 Feet
400mL cartridge (1/8-inch bead): About 64 Linear Feet, (1/16-inch bead): 96-128 Feet 
600mL cartridge (1/8-inch bead): About 96 Linear Feet, (1/16-inch bead): 144-192 Feet
1500mL cartridge (1/8-inch bead): About 240 Linear Feet, (1/16-inch bead): 360-480 Feet
Quart Kit (1/8-inch bead): About 150 Linear Feet, (1/16-inch bead): 225-300 Feet 
Gallon Kit (1/8-inch wide bead): About 600 Linear Feet, (1/16-inch bead): 900-1200 Feet
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Surface Area Coverage of cartridges and kits:

Surface Area coverage for various adhesive volumes, in sq feet, sq inches, sq meters, and sq centimeters:  Generally speaking, (using a typical mixing nozzle with a standard 2mm outlet opening) you can expect these volume-to-surface area coverage measurements:

  • Per 1-ml of adhesive at 1/8-inch wide bead:  approximately 1/2-inch of surface area coverage
  • Per 1-ml of adhesive at 1/16-inch wide bead:  approximately 1-inch of surface area coverage
  • Per 1-ml of adhesive at 1/32-inch wide bead:  approximately 2-inch of surface area coverage

... and translated to standard cartridge sizes:

 

Cartridge Size:  50 mL, 1.69 ounces, 0.01 gallon

1/8 inch bond thickness (3.2mm)       

0.17 sq feet             0.02 sq meters              

24.7 sq inches         159.5 sq cm                        

1/16 inch bond thickness (1.6mm)     

0.34 sq feet             0.03 sq meters                   

49 sq inches         319 sq cm             

1/32 inch bond thickness (0.8mm)     

0.67 sq feet             0.06 sq meters                      

 97 sq inches         625 sq cm                

                                                                     

Cartridge Size: 200 mL, 6.76 ounces, 0.05 gallon

1/8 inch bond thickness (3.2mm)

0.69 sq feet             0.06 sq meters                  

98 sq inches         638 sq cm          

1/16 inch bond thickness (1.6mm)     

1.37 sq feet             0.13 sq meters                  

197   sq inches         1,276 sq cm            

1/32 inch bond thickness (0.8mm)     

2.69 sq feet             0.25 sq meters                  

388 sq inches         2,503 sq cm            

 

Cartridge Size: 400 mL, 13.53 ounces, 0.11 gallon

1/8 inch bond thickness (3.2mm)       

1.37 sq feet             0.13 sq meters                  

197 sq inches         1,276 sq cm            

1/16 inch bond thickness (1.6mm)     

2.75 sq feet             0.26 sq meters                  

395 sq inches         2,552 sq cm            

1/32 inch bond thickness (0.8mm)     

5.39 sq feet             0.50 sq meters                  

776 sq inches         5,006 sq cm            

 

                                                                      

Cartridge Size: 600 mL, 20.29 ounces, 0.16 gallon

1/8 inch bond thickness (3.2mm)     

 2.06 sq feet             0.19 sq meters                  

 296     sq inches         1,914  sq cm            

1/16 inch bond thickness (1.6mm)     

4.12 sq feet             0.38 sq meters                  

593 sq inches          3,828 sq cm            

1/32 inch bond thickness (0.8mm)     

8.08 sq feet             0.75 sq meters                  

1,164 sq inches         7,509 sq cm            

                                                                      

Cartridge Size: 825 mL, 27.90 ounces, 0.22 gallon

1/8 inch bond thickness (3.2mm)       

2.83 sq feet             0.26 sq meters                  

408 sq inches         2,632 sq cm            

1/16 inch bond thickness (1.6mm)     

5.67 sq feet             0.53 sq meters                  

816 sq inches         5,264 sq cm            

1/32 inch bond thickness (0.8mm)     

11.12 sq feet             1.03 sq meters                  

1,600 sq inches         10,326 sq cm                        

 

                                                                       

Cartridge Size: 1,500 mL, 50.72 ounces, 0.40 gallon

1/8 inch bond thickness (3.2mm)       

5.15 sq feet             0.48 sq meters                  

742 sq inches         4,786 sq cm            

1/16 inch bond thickness (1.6mm)     

10.30 sq feet             0.96 sq meters                  

1,484 sq inches         9,571 sq cm            

1/32 inch bond thickness (0.8mm)   

20.21 sq feet             1.88 sq meters                  

2,910  sq inches         18,775 sq cm                        

 

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