British jewellery manufacturer achieves 100 percent bonding success
31 August 2022
For Bailey of Sheffield, a rapidly growing British manufacturer of stainless steel jewellery, the practical support offered by Henkel was key in identifying the optimal adhesives and methodologies necessary to deliver 100 percent bonding success rates.
The company’s core product is its bracelet, manufactured from locally supplied, marine-grade 316L stainless steel. The bracelets come in a range of PVD colours and finishes, and can be fully personalised. As with any engineered product, however, there are challenges to overcome. One of these involved the bonding of precision-machined stainless steel clasp components to both ends of the bracelet cable.
“Within our workshop, we were seeing a tiny number of bracelets failing our 44-point quality control procedure, regarding the bonding of clasps to cable ends with another adhesive brand,” explains Scott Bailey, Founder. “We want our products to last more than a lifetime, so I set Henkel the challenge of finding the right epoxy adhesive for the job.”
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