Polyolefin polymers are used extensively in producing plastics and elastomers due to their excellent chemical and physical properties as well as their low price and easy processing. However, they are also one of the most difficult materials to bond with adhesives because of the wax-like nature of their surface.

This white paper, written by Edward M. Petrie reviews reasons why polyolefin substrates are so difficult to bond and discussed the various methods that can be used to make the task easier and more reliable.

Topics Covered:

  • Polyolefins and their Surface Characteristics
  • Polyolefins Surface Preparation Processes
  • Primers and Adhesion Promoters
  • Adhesives for Direct Bonding of Polyolefins