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Adhesive may be used interchangeably with glue, cement, mucilage, or paste, and is any substance applied to one surface, or both surfaces, of two separate items that binds them together and resists their separation. Adjectives may be used in conjunction with the word “adhesive” to describe properties based on the substance’s physical or chemical form, the type of materials joined, or conditions under which it is applied. The adhesive is covered with an easy-to-remove backing, so that the extrusion can be applied quickly and easily to its mating part. Plastic films can also be applied to products to protect them during transportation and installation.  The plastic films are static based, meaning that they adhere to the plastic through static electricity and no residue will remain after the film is removed.  The plastic film can also be ordered with printing, such as with your company’s logo, if desired. The use of adhesives offers many advantages over binding techniques such as sewing, mechanical fastening, thermal bonding, etc. These include the ability to bind different materials together, to distribute stress more efficiently across the joint, the cost effectiveness of an easily mechanized process, an improvement in aesthetic design, and increased design flexibility. Disadvantages of adhesive use include decreased stability at high temperatures, relative weakness in bonding large objects with a small bonding surface area, and greater difficulty in separating objects during testing.