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Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

(OP)
Dear all,

I am currently looking for the best adhesive/sealant for a watertight aluminium container. The container is filled with paraffin oil and is kept at low temperature within range -5degC to 5 degC. Previously I used epoxy based adhesive (araldite) to seal the container opening but it still leak.
I am very appreciate if any of you can advise or suggest me a better sealant that suits the application.

Thank you.

RE: Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

Go open a can of beer and drain the contents.

Now carefully section the top/shell joint, and try to deduce its design parameters. Note that such cans are produced by the billions, and have a pretty low failure rate.

Consider the possibility that your joint design is not sufficient to allow _any_ adhesive to work.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

(OP)
What do you meant by that?

RE: Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

(OP)
This container is just a small rectangle box with small opening at the top. As the other side it is properly welded.

RE: Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

You used an adhesive that has a good track record.
The stated environment is benign.

Therefore, if you got a failure, the fault lies in:
- your process
- your preparation
OR
- your joint design.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

(OP)
I am asking to get idea and opinion,not unsupportive blame. If you dont want to give opinion, just leave it be

RE: Sealant/adhesive for watertight paraffin oil container

Adhesives bond two things together.

In this context an opening is not a thing.

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