Does your manufacturing process require you to bond two or more materials together with commercial or industrial adhesives? If so, you may notice that your adhesive bonds are not as secure as you’d like. This is often due to oxygen and moisture infiltration during the bonding process. Luckily, using high concentrations of nitrogen (N2) can help ensure strong bonds by displacing oxygen, moisture, and particles to ensure that you get a high-quality finished product.
How Oxygen Affects the Bonding Process
In order to securely bond two materials, there cannot be any contaminants between the items and the bonding agent. One of the ways contaminants can be introduced into the bond is through oxygen infiltration. Oxygen typically contains impurities in the form of moisture and particulate matter. When particles are present, the bonding agent loses some of its effectiveness. This can result in a weak or incomplete bond, which reduces the durability of the finished product.
Benefits of Nitrogen for Adhesive Purging
When it comes to creating consistently tight bonds, oxygen, moisture, and other particles must be removed from the area before and during the bonding process. This can be accomplished by using nitrogen. When this gas is incorporated into the bonding process, it displaces oxygen and moisture as well as other particles that can negatively impact the strength of the bond. Once all of the oxygen has been removed, a tighter bond can be formed between the two materials.
Nitrogen Generators for Adhesive Purge
N2 generators for adhesive purging are the most cost-effective way to ensure your business has reliable access to nitrogen. On-demand generators can remove oxygen from normal atmospheric air, leaving you with high purity levels of nitrogen gas. Plus, generators give you consistent access to nitrogen, meaning you won’t have to spend money on monthly cylinder orders or refills. On Site Gas offers several different types of N2 generators, including:
- Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Nitrogen Generators – PSA nitrogen generators are known for their consistent production of nitrogen and stable gas generation prices.
- Nitrogen Membrane Generators – Nitrogen membrane generators are known for their low maintenance costs, extreme reliability, and longstanding durability. They can produce purity levels of up to 99 percent.
- Engineered Nitrogen Generators – When a standard nitrogen generation system isn’t enough for your business, we can custom-design one to fit your needs. Once your unique system has been constructed, it can typically be installed in one day.
- Used and Refurbished Nitrogen Generators – If you’re looking for an affordable way to generate nitrogen at your location, a refurbished system may be what you need. All of our used nitrogen generators are inspected and fully restored, which means you can enjoy consistent access to nitrogen at an affordable price.
Create Stronger Bonds with a Nitrogen Generator from On Site Gas
Why waste time dealing with monthly nitrogen orders and refills? With a generator from On Site Gas, you’ll have reliable access to nitrogen, so you can spend more time keeping your customers happy.
For more information about N2 generators for adhesive purge, or to place an order, contact us today!