Criteria for Adhesive Selection
In selecting the best adhesive system for boarding Gar-Dur® polymer in a particular application, the following important criteria must be considered:
- Type, severity and duration of stress and environment to which the bonded joint will be subjected.
- Size and shape of the joint.
- Substrate to which the Gar-Dur® polymer will be bonded.
- Time, temperature and pressure conditions available for producing a satisfactory bond.
- Availability of bonding equipment.
Use two part epoxy cement or neoprene based cement.
- Clean both surfaces well - such as with alcohol to eliminate even fingerprint oil.
- Roughen both surfaces - one side of the plastic and one side of whatever you are going to adhere to.
- Oxidize the surface of the plastic with an open flame; such as a hand held Benzomatic torch - just a couple of quick passes - do not blister the material.
- Apply adhesive to both surfaces - allow to dry until it becomes tacky.
- ress pieces together and clamp lightly - allow to sit overnight.
Products cited herein may be considered hazardous under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations promulgated thereunder, including the hazardous Standard of November 25, 1983. Material Safety Data Sheets should be obtained prior to use of these products and users' employees informed of their contents.
|Manufacturers of Adhesive Bonding Systems
Middleton, MA 01949
Resin Systems Division
Medford, MA 02155
Olean, NY 14760
||B.F. Goodrich Company
Adhesive Products Division
Akron, OH 44309
|Scotch Grip 4693
Adhesives, Coatings & Sealers Division
St. Paul, MN 55101