Adhesives and Structural Plastics

by Robert B. Austin, Univ of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Materials: Performance and Prevention of Deficiencies and Failures


An overview of some primary considerations for the use of adhesives and their advantages in connection of structural plastics is presented. Effective joint geometries, surface preparations, and the selection process is described. Epoxies, polyurethane, cyanoacrylates, methacrylates, and solvent cements and their advantages as adhesives are characterized.

Subject Headings: Synthetic materials | Adhesives | Plastics | Joints | Epoxy | Polyurethane | Solvents | Cement

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