Adhesives and glues stick things together. Lubricants stop things sticking together, to avoid friction and premature wear of moving parts, dissipate heat and prevent corrosion. Both are essential in engineering.
That’s why we supply a wide range of glues, adhesives and lubricants, ranging from the ubiquitous Loctite Super Glue to specialised ndustrial bonding adhesives and oils.
Some suppliers sell from catalogues without detailed understanding of adhesives and lubricants use in the real-world. We’re different, with long experience at the sharp end of industry. We’ve actually worked with the products we stock and source. You enjoy rapid supply of the right product and peace of mind knowing we’ve recommended it based on practical experience…
Call +44 (0) 1923 261 777 or email us now for supply and support of your adhesives and lubricants
More on sourcing adhesives and lubricants
Decades of experience and close monitoring of developments in adhesives and lubricants means we stock and support the products that are most relevant to engineering industry – and you.
Leading brands – for your peace of mind
After so long in engineering supplies, we’ve built close working relationships with leading manufacturers and brands in adhesives and lubricants. This gives you further reassurance. Here are some of the brands we work with – you probably recognise some of the names!
To help you further, here’s a handy Loctite: BondLoc conversion table:
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Main product areas
What’s your adhesive or lubrication challenge? Our stock range of engineering adhesives and lubricants matches tasks such as the following:
Threadlocking fluids (also called ‘threadlockers’) are specialised thin, single-component adhesives. They’re typically applied to screw and bolt threads to prevent loosening, leakage and corrosion. Threadlocking liquid, whether permanent or removable, is often used with locking washers, locknuts, ‘jam nuts’ and safety wire.
- Vibration resistant
- Single part
Pipe and thread sealing
These products are designed to give an instant low pressure seal, typically for liquids and gases.
- Instant low-pressure sealing
- Fast results
- Ideal for plumbers and gas installers
Applications include situations where liquid containers must be sealed reliably.
- Reliable leakproofing
- No Shimming
- Fills voids
These special adhesives are ideal where high loads are envisaged.
- High loads
- 100% contact
Many engineering and structural applications require instant bonding with no possibility of movement between joined surfaces.
- Quick bonding
- High strength
In some engineering applications, structural bonding is required to enable high load transmission (often replacing traditional mechanical joints).
- High-performance bond
- High-shear resistance
Flexible sealing and bonding
These adhesives and sealants come into their own where durable, long-term sealing and bonding must be combined with flexibility and reliable shock resistance.
- Impact shock resistance
- Suitable for a wide temperature range
When most people think of engineering lubrication, they think of oils (either natural or synthetic-based). As an engineering lubricant, oil often has to do more than just reduce friction between parts. Transporting foreign particles, heating and cooling, and penetration to aid component disassembly are other roles.
- Machinery lubrication
- Prevent seizing
- Corrosion protection
Greases are thixotropic lubricants with high initial viscosity that drops with the application of shear. They come in many different forms for different purposes:
- Corrosion inhibition
- Friction reduction
- Applications where oil wouldn’t stay in position
- Used where mechanisms can’t be lubricated regularly
These specialist lubricants protect in hostile operating environments where extreme temperature ranges occur. They’re also used while running-in equipment.
- Wear prevention
- Prevent seizing
- Protection against galvanic corrosion
- Running-in lubrication
- Fretting protection
Dry film lubricants
Designed to provide friction control and surface release where liquid lubricants aren’t practical or would fail under load or temperature.
- Reduce heat generation
- Prevent cold welding
- Corrosion protection
- Reduce galling due to adhesion between sliding surfaces
What must adhesives and lubricants do for your engineering function? Whether you’re stocking up on your usual adhesive or sourcing a special lubricant, we can help, from stock or with a fast special order from our suppliers.
Useful tips and information about adhesives and lubricants
The field of adhesives and lubricants is wide-ranging. Here are some tips, but for more detailed information, and guidance on products for specific purposes, please contact us
- Know the application – understanding what a glue, adhesive or lubricant must do is vital for correctly specifying and using the right product. In turn, this will determine whether the product performs as required. Imagine the consequences if you get this wrong!
- Storage of adhesives and lubricants – from the ubiquitous ‘super glues’ to specialised industrial adhesives, correct storage helps get maximum life from the product and avoid costly wastage. Even at home, storing ‘super glue’ in the fridge extends its life and means you won’t have to replace it so quickly. At Evoke Supplies, although we display a few packets of superglue on our counters, we store most of our stock in a fridge!
- Preparation’s everything – you’ve heard it before and we’ll say it again. Thorough preparation of surfaces to be joined is vital if glue or adhesive is to work correctly. Along with incorrect product selection, poor preparation is one of the most frequent causes of disappointment. Cleanliness and creating a surface key (if appropriate) are vital. So, in certain circumstances, is use of a suitable surface activator. Always follow manufacturers’ instructions carefully and seek our advice too!
- What’s the difference between glue and adhesive?
We occasionally get asked this question, so we thought we’d answer it here. Strictly speaking, glues are derived from animal and plant sources, while adhesives are based on synthetic products. In practice, the term adhesive is applied to anything that causes two surfaces to adhere to each other. Don’t lose sleep over this! Just tell us what you want to stick together and we’ll recommend the right glue (or adhesive)!
Contact us by phone or email
We thrive on helping you make best use of today’s amazing adhesive and lubrication technology. Got a question about a tricky joining challenge? Need to lubricate specialised machinery under unusual operating conditions? We’re here to help you.
Call +44 (0) 1923 261 777 or email us today for all your adhesive and lubricant requirements
For product orders or assistance, phone 01923 261777