Most brands of the industrial adhesive are supplied in liquid form. Therefore, they are very easy to apply on the joint. They are supplied inside a tube that has an injector. The injector aids in ensuring that the adhesive is only applied in the appropriate area to avoid smearing. The whole application process of adhesives is much easier than using fasteners to form a joint. It takes a much shorter period hence improves on production and reduces on labor costs. It is quite obvious that adhesives require less labor as compared to fasteners.
Industrial adhesives are normally applied along the whole joint in order to achieve maximum joint strength. This means that the joint occurs in form of a line that has equal distribution of forces. Distribution of forces reduces stress concentration and ensures that cracks do not form along the joint with time. Using fasteners and nails leads to stress concentration since stress is not distributed evenly along the joint. The fasteners may eventually break with time due to stress concentration. Therefore, it is quite shocking that adhesives form a stronger bond than metallic fasteners.
Welding of metallic parts and riveting leads to formation of messy joints that have weld marks and hammering dents. These marks may be avoided by using an appropriate industrial adhesive in place of welding or riveting. Adhesives provide a very clean finish since most of them are colorless and dry fast. They form a very thin film that may be hardly recognized by the naked eye. In fact, most manufacturers use them to achieve an invisible fixing. Application of adhesives does not require complex heavy machinery. It only requires minimal human labor. Therefore, power consumption is reduced by a great factor in industries.