Bonding or sealing substrates is a complex business. There are many variables to consider. The answers given to these FAQ’s will hopefully provide you with some guidance, however please feel free to contact our Technical Team for specific advice.


Q1. What is Passive Fire Protection?


Q2. Why do we need to protect steel from the impact of Fire?


Q3. What Fire-Rated PU Foam do I need for Fire Doors?


Q4. What is an Intumescent?

Intumescent materials are a core component of passive fire protection and can be categorised as substances that swell when exposed to heat. This reaction is used to great effect in order to seal penetrations in otherwise fire-resistant walls, floors and ceilings.


Q5. How do we install Compriband Tapes?

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Q6. Can you specify which Compriband Tape I need?

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Q7. Can domestic windows be installed using illbruck tapes?


Q8. What are the main types of sealants?


Q9. What Silicone should we use for hygienic applications?


Q10. Do I need a primer for Silicones & Hybrids?

Yes, depending on the substrate. Its best practice to use a primer for porous and non-porous applications.


Q11. How do I make windows 100% weather-proof?


Q12. Which Breather Membrane do I need?


Q13. What silicone do I need for Natural Stone?


Q14. What Silicone do I use for windows?


Q15. Where can I get coloured silicones?

PAL are able to supply a wide range of coloured silicones. We can also colour match any RAL colour (MOQ’s applicable).


Q16. How do I seal windows for Timber Frame Buildings?


Q17. What are Hybrid & MS Polymer Adhesives used for?


Q18. How do I install EPDM Membrane?


Q19. Which resin floor do I need for domestic and residential applications?


Q20. Which Resin Floor System do I need for Industrial applications?


Q21. Are Foils cheaper than Cartridges?

Yes, the plastic used in cartridges is more expensive than the aluminium based material used in foils. You also get more product in the foil for the same price. The environmental argument for foils over cartridges is also compelling because there is 80% less waste!


Q22. Which Adhesives bond metal?

Depending on what metal you are bonding and in what application.

Note:  Metal surfaces must be degreased using AT200 High Strength Cleaner and completely dry before bonding.



Q23. Why won’t this plastic bond?

Low Surface Energy – The surface energy of plastics can be affected by mold releases, as well as plasticizers which leach to the surface. Plastics such as polypropylene and polyethylene (Polyolefin) are notoriously difficult to bond. Polyolefin primers are used in many circumstances in conjunction with special cyanoacrylates.


Q24. What adhesive do I need for LVT’s ?


Q25. What Adhesive / Tackifier do I use for Carpet Tiles?


Q26. What adhesive bonds hardwood flooring?


 Q27. Where are fire doors required in the UK?