The sealants and adhesives have benefits over traditional joining techniques.With thermal techniques such as welding, the specific properties of the material alter within the heat affected zone. With techniques like riveting or use of screws there is transfer of forces at certain points. Apart from this holes have to be drilled in pieces that are to be joined. Hence bonding technology plays a very important role in the future of the construction industry.
The benefits of sealants are
Any combination of material can be joined with an adhesive and can be joined for long lasting periods.
When an adhesive is used there is no damage to the substrates that have to be bonded. In welding or soldering there is damage and distortion to a certain area due to heat. Holes have to be made in case of rivets or screws.
While manufacturing the product one can take into consideration the material and introduce new methods of joining so as to bring the properties of the substrate to optimum use.
Use of bonding technology to introduce customised additional properties to the component via actual joining. One can use new construction and building technology to accelerate the manufacturing process and reduce the cost of production.