Adhesives from Permabond tackle tricky rubber

Adhesives from Permabond tackle tricky rubber

Originally developed for difficult to bond plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene, and PTFE, Permabond Engineering Adhesive’s TA46XX products are the most versatile adhesives in the company’s range. They are even suitable for bonding rubber, PET, PEEK and acetal (POM). They can also be used on metals, composites, wood, other plastics, concrete and even tarmac!

Rubber is often a tricky material to bond. Typically, the company recommends its cyanoacrylates, but these have limitations, such as gap fill, underwater durability, and also difficulty in spreading over a large surface area. The TA46XX range addresses these concerns. They have environmental durability, with good resistance to water, sound gap filling and can be spread over large areas. Low-odour products are available and there is no need to prime or pre-treat surfaces.

The range can be used to bond rubbers such as neoprene, EPDM, nitrile and butyl rubbers (but not silicone). It is also suitable for bonding low surface energy plastics.

The adhesives offer strong bonds on unprepared polypropylene, polyethylene, and PTFE and adhesion to acetal, PET-G, PET-P, and PEEK. TA4631 is suitable for bonding PET, as it is clear in a thin bond line.

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