In this post we break down the best adhesives which can be used to reliably and efficiently bond Polystyrene; alongside a general explanation of the different forms of Polystyrene. Polystyrene (PS) is one of the most commonly used thermoplastics in the world. It is a cheap resin per unit weight which can be easily moulded … Read more How to Bond Polystyrene
In this article we explore the best adhesives used to reliably bond phenolics. Phenolics are a group of very hard materials manufactured by administering phenolic resin to layers of glass, paper or fabric under high pressure and temperature. Their most common uses are in printed circuit boards (PCBs) as phenolic paper; in aerospace applications, such … Read more How to bond Phenolics
Adhesives have become a key technology in the automotive industry and continue to replace welding and mechanical fasteners. Today, over 15kg of adhesives are used on an average family car. In addition to lightweighting, manufacturers are using adhesives to improve the strength and stiffness of the vehicles and to absorb vibrations and dampen out unwanted … Read more Adhesives and Sealants for the Automotive Industry
Acrylic (PMMA – polymethyl methacrylate) is a transparent, thermoplastic that is commonly known as Plexiglas®. Thermoplastics like Acrylic can be heated to their melting point, cooled and reheated without substantial degradation. This allows them to be easily injection moulded. PMMA has high strength, stiffness, optical clarity and resistance to UV and weathering. These properties make … Read more What is the best adhesive for bonding Acrylic?
Acetal (Polyoxymethylene) is a strong and rigid thermoplastic that has good moisture, heat and chemical resistance. It is commonly used in industries as a replacement for metals, due to its lightweight, low cost and good structural properties. The two basic types of acetal resins are Acetal Copolymer (Celcon®), and Acetal Homopolymer (Delrin®). Acetal Homopolymer offers … Read more What is the best adhesive for bonding Acetal?
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an opaque thermoplastic polymer used for injection molding applications and 3D printing. ABS is made from varying ratios of three monomers; acrylonitrile, butadiene (rubber), and styrene that combine to give ABS its distinct properties. Acrylonitrile offers good chemical resistance and thermal stability, butadiene provides toughness and impact strength, while styrene … Read more What is the best adhesive for bonding ABS?
One of the most popular questions we receive from customers is providing advice and recommendations on the strongest adhesive for their application. In this post, we explore the best adhesives for bonding metals, glass, plastics and composites. If we look at tensile strength, epoxy adhesives could be classed as the strongest adhesive. Tensile strength refers … Read more What are the strongest adhesives?
Polyurethane, also known as PU is a polymer made from combining an organic compound unit with carbamate (urethane). PU is available in different forms; rigid solid, foam or soft elastomer, making it an extremely versatile material for a range of end-user applications. Some uses include roof insulation, insulated panels, windows and doors in construction (rigid … Read more What are the best adhesives for bonding polyurethane?
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a thermoplastic material from the Polyester family. PET is a lightweight, strong and inert material that is easily transported and recyclable. PET is extremely versatile and can be used in food and drink packaging, for making disposable medical devices and industrial films and wraps. Main PET properties – Surface energy: 44mJ/m² … Read more What is the best adhesive for bonding PET Plastic?
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is an extremely versatile, thermoplastic polymer used in healthcare, electronics, transportation and construction. PVC has a very high density and good tensile strength, making it a durable and long lasting material. Its relatively low cost and recyclable properties make it a popular choice for industrial applications. In this post, we will explore … Read more What is the best adhesive for bonding PVC Plastic?