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We are going to analyze the risks of conventional welding Vs the cold metal joining offered by Belzona.

Welding is the most widely used and recognized solution for joining metals, but it is also the most dangerous. An estimated 562,000 employees are at risk of exposure to chemical and physical hazards from welding, cutting, and brazing.

In addition, the increased risk of lung cancer is associated with conventional welding in most studies.

Welding also involves:

  • Risk of sparks
  • Electrical hazards
  • Hot-work permits
  • Dangers to bystanders

We tested a bracket application on a tank to compare welding over cold bonding.

The welding torch began burning through the tank destroying the internal lining and creating hazardous fumes. We then cold bonded the plate, the heat generated greatly decreased.

Cold bonding:

  • Minimizes heat generation
  • Creates a full surface bond
  • Ensures a safe environment for the personnel
  • Does not require a specialist or welding grade PPE

Belzona’s polymeric cold bonding process can be used to mitigate health hazards and provide long lasting metal-to-metal bonding.

Other benefits of cold bonding are:

Superior adhesion to wet and oil contaminated surfaces

Easy post-assembly clean up

No need for on-site machining stress relieving or post weld heat treatment

Uniform distribution of applied stress



Make a safe choice for your facility and your personnel with Rodator! Contact us and we will advise you without obligation


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