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Not surprisingly, we get frequent calls from companies about how to bond polymers and/or poly-plastics. There is a difference in the calls we receive now as opposed to the calls we got way back in 2017 when we first introduced are now patented Polymer Bonding Process (Process). Back then, engineers, technicians, scientists, hobbyists were all skeptical. After all, the message for five decades has been, “Nothing sticks to slick plastics!” They questioned our claims. They doubted our assertions. Their skepticism was tangible. As they test the Process on their materials, one-by-one they became converts.
After reading our reviews and documentation, now the questions are “how best to”. Often we work with the engineers through the testing process. A sample of an email from an engineer working on such a project is below:
“For 2D geometry’s, it (the Process) works much better with he focused heat applied afterwards. For our 3D’s geometry’s, we have yet to achieve success as the working time is too small for process consistency at an R&D level. We will need more speific tools to properly test out this solution.”
Unfortunately, this company was unable to overcome the issue of working time. But can you think of any other adhesive system that can bond polymers on a 3D level? We did, however, get another confirmation, through this company, that focused heat applied afterward as part of the Process does the necessary job. The point is, we know many, not all, but many, of the answers to the questions you have. When we don’t, we will give you our best advice and would like to work with you as the challenge is defined and tested.
It should come as no surprise that not all polymers are created equal. For example, polycarbonate is one of the easier polymers to bond while platinum-cured silicone is extremely difficult. We can save you time.
One last thing to address. Confusion, intentional confusion is some cases, reigns in the polymer/plastics world. Consumers and adhesive company use the term plastics in referring to polymers, co-polymers and poly-plastics. Adhesive companies can say their products work on plastics and consumers will think that those products work on the poly’s. Plastics have an entirely different molecular structure than polymers which is why adhesives, by themselves, will not work on plastic toys, etc.
One last point, the Tech-Bond Molecular Bonding System has allowed companies using non-poly materials to streamline production, increase efficiency and reduce costs. If you have questions on any topic, please call 877 565 7225.