According to the "Engineer's Guide To Plastics," published by Materials Engineering, adhesives are the most versatile assembly method for joining plastics. They are listed as being capable of joining 36 types of plastics compared to 28 types for mechanical fasteners, the next most versatile method. Methods such as heat staking and ultrasonic welding are limited by comparison, being suitable for 15 and 18 plastics, respectively.
Techsil has been exploring the advantages of adhesives over these other bonding methods for plastics and has compiled a list of 21 reasons to consider.
- Advantages of Adhesives over Mechanical Fasteners
- Advantages of Adhesives over Ultrasonic Welding
- Advantages of Adhesives over Solvent Welding
- Advantages of Adhesives over Solvent Cements