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Carpentry Without Nails: Here's How Franklin Adhesives Can Help

The finesse in carpentry can be judged by the sophistication of joineries. The joineries should either remain invisible to the naked eye or only appear as ornate elements in the finished product.

Where it All Started

You’ll be amused to know that adhesives have been around since 200,000 BC, when they were made of birch bark tar and used to stick with spear stone flakes to wood. It has been a long journey from weaponry to carpentry. Adhesives have evolved to provide us with an assortment of strengths, fluidity, and joining capacities, and are made from various materials, from tree sap to superglue. Currently, adhesives are used to join practically any material with another. When

it comes to wood, the right kind of glue will be determined by the type of wood being used and what is made out of it.

The Franklin Advantage

Franklin has been a pioneer in the polymers industry since the early 1930s. The brand is committed to bringing innovative wood adhesive solutions to the market at affordable prices. Their product applications range from structural, and joiners, to non-structural wood bonding adhesives. Their adhesives are developed by in-house researchers and chemists via open communication with ground-level carpenters, based on their diverse projects. Here’s a look at the wide range of adhesives offered by Franklin.

Pick The Right Adhesive for Your Next Woodworking Project

Franklin’s products can be grouped into five categories, based on the strength, viscosity, and wood type. Each of them is designed with a specific set of properties to meet particular woodworking needs.

  1. Advantage Family

This category consists of high-performance one- and two-application cross-linking PVA products. These have good finger coverage and prevent bleed-through even with thin and porous veneers.

Use it for: Edge and face gluing, hot press lamination, plywood, exterior grade finger joint, veneering (hot press), joint stock wood, and window treatments.

2. Assembly Glue Family

This category offers high solid content and gap-filling properties. It has high temperature and heat resistance and is available in a range of dyed variants to suit a wide range of projects. These fast-setting adhesives have different setting durations.

Use it for: General cabinetry, particle board, MDF, and general assembly of hard and soft woods.

3. Multibond Family

These are high-performance glues suitable for cold pressing and radio frequency gluing needs. They are water-resistant and designed to improve radio frequency conductivity. Their high durability makes them capable of withstanding highly strenuous transportation conditions.

Use it for: Face gluing panels, squares and components, furniture manufacturing, curved plywood design, and skater boards.

4. ReacTITE EPI Family

The next generation line of wood adhesives has the highest solid content, the most solvent resistance, and sets quickly. The water-resistant bond makes it suitable for exterior projects. It is durable across a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels.

Use it for: It has a tremendously satisfied customer base for non-structural posts, corner blocks, door and window parts, base rail, miter joints, decorative molding, and engineered composite flooring.

5. Titebond Family

These are high-performance aliphatic resins with superior heat and solvent resistance. They come in multiple viscosity options with specific creep resistances. They can be used to bond softwood, hardwood, MDF, and particle boards and are most suitable for professional wood craftsmen.

Use it for: Cold press panel production, turning squares face gluing, interior decorative millwork, general assembly, bonds suitable for heat embossing, and specialized products for bonding ring-porous species.

So, go ahead and check out the range of Franklin adhesives to give your carpentry projects a whole new level of finesse and durability.


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