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A cartridge is a container that is usually made of plastic. It is used to store and dispense liquids, pastes or adhesives.


The catalyst describes a substance that accelerates a chemical reaction but emerges from the reaction unchanged. 

chain polymerization

Chain polymerization is a reaction mechanism in which monomeric molecules link to form a long polymer chain. 

Chemical reaction

A chemical reaction is a process in which at least one substance (reactants) is converted into other substances (products).

Chemical resistance

Chemical resistance refers to the ability of a material to maintain its structure and functionality when in contact with certain chemical substances.

Chemically curing

Chemical curing refers to the process by which an uncured polymer or plastic is transformed into a harder and more stable material by reaction with a hardener. 

CLP regulation

This regulation is an EU chemicals regulation. CLP stands for Classification, Labelling and Packaging, i.e. the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.


Cohesion refers to the ability of molecules of the same substance to stick and stay together. It is the force that causes liquids and solids to form a cohesive mass.

Pęknięcie kohezyjne

Pęknięcie kohezyjne występuje, jeśli klej w wyniku wewnętrznej słabości lub niewystarczającej wytrzymałości utraci swoje właściwości i utraci przyczepność do powierzchni materiału.

Combination hardening

Adhesives that can set in different ways are called combination curing.


In adhesive technology, the term "component" refers to a single chemical compound or a mixture of compounds. 

Conductive Adhesives

Conductive adhesives are special adhesives that have electrical conductivity. 

contact adhesives

Contact adhesives are a type of adhesives that are applied to both surfaces to be bonded and then bonded together after drying.  

Contact pressure

Contact pressure is a force applied to join two materials together or to achieve a seal.


In adhesive bonding technology, contamination refers to the superficial contamination of workpieces with "pollutants" such as e.g. with silicone oil.


Corrosion is a natural process in which metals are broken down through chemical reactions with their environment. 

creep resistance

The ability of an adhesive to withstand external mechanical forces over a longer period of time and not or hardly deform at all.


Cross-linking is a chemical reaction that leads to the spatial, three-dimensional connection of polymer chains.

Curing time

Curing time refers to the time required for a material to reach a certain strength and hardness after a chemical or thermal treatment. 


Cyanoacrylate are fast-drying adhesives that solidify by reacting monomers to form a polymer. They are often referred to as "instant adhesives". 

Cycle time

Cycle time refers to the time it takes to manufacture a product or assembly during series production.
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