Adhesives are any non-metallic substance applied to one or both surfaces of two separate items to bind them together and resist their separation. The use of adhesives offers certain advantages over other binding techniques such as sewing, mechanical fastenings, or welding. These include the ability to bind different materials together, the more efficient distribution of stress across a joint, the cost-effectiveness of an easily mechanized process, and greater flexibility in design. A sealant is a substance used to block the passage of fluids through the surface or joints or openings in materials, a type of mechanical seal. In building construction sealant is sometimes synonymous with caulking and also serve the purposes of blocking dust, sound and heat transmission. Sealants may be weak or strong, flexible or rigid, permanent or temporary. Sealants are not adhesives but some have adhesive qualities and are called adhesive-sealants or structural sealants. CBC is Australia’s biggest and best distributor of adhesives and sealants. We stock adhesives and sealants from world-leading suppliers such as Loctite, Dow (Dowsil, Silastic and Sylgard), Dow Corning, Devcon, Permatex, 3M and Sika. We have adhesives, epoxy, silicone and non-silicone sealants, encapsulants, anaerobics and so much more! Contact us today to find out more about our range.