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What is the best glue for rubber?

Permabond 105 is an instant adhesive which bonds most types of rubbers, including Butyl, EPDM, Natural, and Nitrile.  It forms strong bonds in seconds, and the strength continues to increase for 24 hours.  For silicone rubber, use Permabond POP primer before bonding with Permabond. Cyanoacrylates, like Permabond 105, are commonly used to bond rubber. Although Permabond...

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What are the best plastic to metal adhesives?

Permabond is often asked, "What is the best glue for metal to plastic?".  It is a tough question - it is like asking what is the BEST flavor of ice cream? As we discuss here, there are metal adhesives that bond some plastics and plastic adhesives that bond some metals.  The BEST option is dependant on several factors. But, if you force my hand and I have to ch...

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How to bond acrylic to stainless steel

Bonding acrylic to stainless steel can be accomplished with a variety of different adhesive types including UV curable, structural adhesive and cyanoacrylate.  Each type has its own characteristics.  UV Curable Permabond UV632 was developed for use on plastics and has superb adhesion to acrylic. It also forms strong bonds to metals.  It bonds acrylic to s...

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How To Bond Plastic To Metal

There are metal adhesives and plastic adhesives but what to do when you want to bond plastic to metal? There are metal adhesives that bond some plastics and plastic adhesives that bond some metals. The specific substrates, as well as the surface condition of the substrates, the types of stresses on the bond, and the environment the bond must withstand help in selecting th...

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Metal Bonding Acrylic Adhesives

Metal Bonding Acrylic Adhesives Epoxies, Cyanoacrylates, and several other technologies provide excellent adhesion to metals.  Acrylic metal bonding adhesives are often chosen not only for the strong bonds to metals but also for the variety of curing options available which can optimize production processes. Many acrylic adhesives form strong bonds to a variety of ...

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Industrial Adhesives for Dissimilar Substrates

Bonding Dissimilar Substrates It goes without saying that if you are bonding plastics use a plastic adhesive and if your bonding metal, an adhesive for metal.  It gets more complicated when you want to choose industrial adhesives to join dissimilar substrates. Plastic to Metal Industrial Adhesives Two HUGE categories here – there are likely an infinite number of co...

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Bond Composites with Flexible Epoxy

Two-part epoxies are normally regarded as rigid materials and generally have excellent compressive, tensile and shear strength but limited performance in terms of peel strength and flexibility.  Rubber toughened epoxies tend to fare a little bit better, offering the user better impact and vibration resistance, combined with the ability to absorb stress caused by diff...

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What adhesive types are best for bonding composites?

Cyanoacrylates, Epoxy Adhesives, Polyurethane Adhesives, Structural Acrylic Adhesives and UV Cure Adhesives all bond well to composites.  So which adhesive type is the best?  It depends upon the type of composite and the desired assembly process and the requirements of the composite bond.  The following reviews a few of the various adhesive types. EPOXY AD...

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Bonding Silicone Rubber

Silicone Rubber Silicone is a high performance elastomeric material.  It has a wide variety of uses and is often found used as seals or gaskets due to its flexibility and ability to be compressed between two surfaces.  Other uses include flexible medical devices and tubing, prosthetics, surgical implants and special effects in the film industry. Thanks to its hi...

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Tips for Bonding EPDM Rubber with Industrial Adhesive

What is EPDM rubber? EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber is a type of synthetic rubber elastomer. It has excellent heat and chemical resistance and because of that its use is widespread – particularly in the automotive industry.  It is normally black, non-tacky and often has a slightly dusty feel about it. Where is EPDM rubber used? Automotive door seals and...

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