Adhesives are any substance capable of binding material together. When compared to other methods of binding like sewing, mechanical fastenings or welding, adhesives bonds offer certain benefits: They provide better stress distribution across the surface, they are cost effective and they give product designers better flexibility. A sealant is any substance that helps block the fluids from passing through the joints or openings in materials. In building construction, sealants are sometimes used for blocking dust, sound and heat. Sealants may be flexible or rigid, permanent or temporary. While sealants are not the same as adhesives, some sealants offer adhesive qualities. These are called adhesive-sealants or structural sealants. BSC is Australia’s biggest distributor of adhesives and sealants. Some of the major suppliers we work with include Loctite, Devcon, 3M, Sika, Dow (Dowsil, Silastic and Sylgard), Dow Corning and Permatex. Our stores offer a full range of adhesives, epoxy, encapsulants, silicone and non-silicone sealants, anaerobics and more. Contact us today to find out about our range.