Any of you guys using this adhesive?
My hardware and laminate supplier has a huge display of this in the showroom and its about a dollar cheaper than Titebond.
I used to use WA 30 but stopped because it was very very runny and when it dried, it seemed to be brittle, but that was several years ago. I just dont want to be using it if not many other shops are. My supplier said they dont sell much of it but they have about 200 gallons.
Now Wilsonart 700 contact i love!
No i am just asking if other shops are using it. I found it funny that they had a huge pallet of 200 gallons and i thought they would be lucky if they sold 50. I just imagined 150 gallons of glue in the dumpster. LOL I think it has a shelf life on a year maybe two?
Have you ever been displeased with any Wisonart products Leo?
Personally no. Only thing I've ever used was their solvent base contact adhesive. I've heard stories about the water based stuff when it first came out. So much so I'd never use it even if they fixed all the problems.
It's an Aliphatic resin emulsion, they've been around for a long time. I'm sure the differences are small.
But again. I use a product that I trust (TB II) and has only failed because of something I did wrong.
"Have you ever been displeased with any Wisonart products?" Yes, their WB contact cost us thousands of dollars when it failed after a few months. Many shops suffered the same problem. I've used Franklin's TB for decades w/o a failure. WA makes great laminates.
-Back in about 1998-2002 we were using the waterbased Wilsonart on paper backed veneer and we had major problems also. As the guy using it, i could tell there would be problems and i wondered why are we using this but back then i was just an employee.
Formica has their own wood glue too fwiw.
Also, any Wilsonart reps that i have talked with have acted like they had almost no knowledge of the wilsonart wood glue in general or why it was so runny.
Our plywood supplier used to sell it , we used it with great success, until a few years back the label changed and they added a black light glue line detector in it , something changed and we started having lots of joint pops . Also my buddies shop had the same issue .
I'm not 100% it's same that you speak of but just thought I'd let you know. Since then I switched to titebond 3 and have been happy since .
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