Glue Polyethylene? No, “bond” Polyethylene – with the Bonding Poly Process (patent pending)
Conventional wisdom is that you can’g glue polyethylene. Gluing polyethylene can be difficult, however, polyethylene can be bonded. Finally, with the Bonding Poly Process (patent pending) bonding any polymer is always quick, easy and permanent.
Whenever and wherever we state that we can bond polyethylene, polypropylene or any other polymer, the universal reaction is skepticism. Skeptics are the reason why we have a money-back guarantee. If your performance expectations are not met, we will refund your purchase price. Simply return the kit. So far, after having sold thousands of kits, we have not had to make a refund.
To glue polyethpylene
- Rough the polyethylene surface(s) with a coarse sand paper then clean the surface with a soft cloth.
- Saturate the polyethylene surfaces with an adhesion promoter for polymers.
- Spray a light mist of a solvent based Activator/Accelerator (AA) on one of the polyethylene surfaces.
- Warm both polyethylene surfaces with a hair dryer or heat gun. Warm, not hot.
- Apply an SI cyanoacrylate to the opposite polyethylene surface (from where you sprayed the AA).
- Firmly press for 10-29 seconds.
- Warm the bond for 20-30 seconds
As a result of this process, the two polyethylene surfaces will be bonded together. Operational strength is immediate. Full strength will take at least as month.
To glue polyethylene to metal
- Rough both the polyethylene and metal surfaces with a low grit sand paper.
- Saturate the polyethylene with an adhesion promoter designed to work with pol-plastics.
- Spray a solvent based Activator/Accelerator on the polyethylene surface or the metal.
- Warm the polyethylene surface with a hair dryer or heat gun. Warm to very warm, but not hot.
- Apply an SI cyanoacrylate to the opposite surface from where Accelerator was sprayed.
- Firmly press for ten seconds.
- Warm the bond for twenty seconds
In conclusion,the polypropylene and metal surfaces will be bonded together. Operational strength is immediate. Full strength will take at least as month.
Bonding Polymer Process (patent pending)
What’s the secret of the Bonding Poly Process? It’s how we combine
- a polymer-enhanced, Surface Insensitive Structural Cyanoacrylate
- our standard Activator/Accelerator, (the chemistry)
- the Poly Prep (chemistry again)
- and heat (the physics part of the process.)
As a result of the Bonding Poly Process, your will find the result hard to believe. Our first bond (repairing a polyurethane bumper cover), shocked us. We didn’t believe the result. Over the next several months, we used the Bonding Poly to bond every polymer we could find. Success was 100%. When the results were tested? As a result of the chemistry, even when these bonds are abused, they didn’t fall apart. Finally, we asked ourselves, why did it take us sixteen years to figure out the process?
When working with polyethylene, it is extremely important to understand that polymers are very slow curing. Bonds will take thirty days or more to fully cure. However, in most cases, the bonded polyethylene can be put into use immediately.
Watch the video below on bonding Delrin®. In this case we bond Delrin® to polypropylene.
To bond polymers, you need one of poly kits. Our Basic Poly Kit (shown below) includes;
- an SI Structural Cyanoacrylate,
- our standard Activator/Accelerator,
- the Poly Prep,
- Finally, a detailed step-by-step instruction sheet.
Our instruction sheet is easy to understand.
A link to purchase a Basic Poly Kit appears below.