Plastic Adhesives

The key to getting the perfect bond with plastic is knowing exactly what type of plastic you are working with. Consequently, We have been working for many years with our local plastic moulders and fabricators to provide an extensive range of adhesives for their industries.

A quick and easy way for you to distinguish the plastic is through the number within it’s recycling symbol. To help you we’ve listed some of the codes you might find and the appropriate adhesive for them; however, if you are still unsure feel free to contact us, we are happy to help.

Recycling numberPlastic typeAdhesive codes suitable
Recyling symbol 1PETGWC123, P1010
Recyling symbol 3PVCP1010, B300
StyroluxWC123
Recyling symbol 6PolystyreneP1010, B300
Recyling symbol 7AcrylicFast cure: WC102, WC123 | Slow cure: WC105
ABSP1010
PolycarbonateP1010, B300

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Plastic adhesives explored

Let’s explore this range of plastic adhesives in more detail.

Acrylic Adhesive – WC102

Acrylic adhesive WC102 is widely used in the Point of Sale and Sign Industries. As it is very thin it will “wick” into cracks and into pre-mated “L” and “T” sections when creating boxes or displays. Its main uses (or alternative names) include: POS, Point of Sale applications, Sign manufacture, Packaging and carton adhesive, Acrylic panel adhesive, Box manufacturer, Acrylic to acrylic adhesive, Acrylic weld cement, Acrylic adhesive, Acrylic contact adhesive, Acrylic repair glue or acrylic adhesive, Cracked acrylic repair glue, Acrylic glue, Point of sale glue, Point of sale display adhesive, Plastic display glue, Plastic display adhesive, Plastic sign glue, Perspex glue, Perspex adhesive, PVC glue, PVC adhesive.

Available in the following sizes:

  • 500ml Acrylic Adhesive – WC102
  • 1 Litre Acrylic Adhesive – WC102

Acrylic Adhesive – WC105

WC105 acrylic adhesive can be used across a wide range of industries and applications where the rapid bonding of acrylic and some other plastics is required.

This acrylic adhesive is ideal for, or known as: Rapid bonding of acrylic & some other plastics, General fabrication work, joining items made from ‘Daikon’ acrylic polymers as well as cast acrylic (Perspex), Acrylic Sheet Adhesive, Acrylic Weld Cement, Acrylic glue, acrylic adhesive, Gap fill acrylic, acrylic plastic glue, acrylic plastic adhesive, Plastic adhesive, Plastic sheet adhesive, Plastic weld cement, acrylic window repair glue, acrylic window repair.

Available in the following sizes:

  • 500ml Acrylic Adhesive – WC105
  • 1 Litre Acrylic Adhesive – WC105

MS Polymer Sealant Crystal Clear – P1010 – 290ml

MS Polymer Crystal Clear Sealant – also known as Fix All Crystal – is a high quality neutral, elastic, one-component construction joint and adhesive sealant based on SMX-Polymer.

This polymer based sealant can be used on or for: Sealing and bonding in the building and construction industry, Sanitary and kitchen areas – resists mould growth, Structural bonding in vibrating constructions, Sealing of floor joints, Sealing and bonding of natural stone (marble granite), Panelling applications, Building substrates, On treated wood, PVC, Plastics, Where good resistance to water, Aliphatic solvents, mineral oils, grease, diluted inorganic acids and alkalis is required, Bonding applications in construction and metal constructions, Elastic bonding in vibrating constructions, Sanitary applications, Connection joints in sheet metal fabrication, Sealing of air conditioning systems, Bonding of security and safety glass, Supple bonding in car bodies, caravans and containers, MS Polymer crystal clear sealant, Clear kitchen sealant, Mould resistant sealant, Mould resistant silicone, Clear kitchen silicone, Clear bathroom silicone, Clear bathroom sealant, Clear stone sealant, Clear fix all, Crystal clear sealant adhesive.

Available in the following sizes:

  • 290ml MS Polymer Sealant Crystal Clear – P1010

PETG / Acrylic Adhesive – WC123

This PETG / acrylic adhesive is a fast-curing, clear cement, specifically formulated to bond PETG and acrylic to itself and other substrates.

Available in the following sizes:

  • 250ml PETG / Acrylic Adhesive – WC123
  • 500ml PETG / Acrylic Adhesive – WC123
  • 1 Litre PETG / Acrylic Adhesive – WC123

Superglue for Difficult Surfaces – B300

B300 superglue is a low-to-medium viscosity, fast curing, single-component cyanoacrylate adhesive, which can be used for virtually any type of fastening job. It has been specially formulated for difficult-to-bond materials. B300 superglue can even maintain a rapid fixture time on acidic surfaces such as wood, leather and dichromate metals.

Available in the following sizes:

  • 20g Superglue for Difficult Surfaces – B300
  • 50g Superglue for Difficult Surfaces – B300

Bonding

Plastic adhesive is a bonding solution that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It offers several benefits, including versatility, cost-effectiveness, ease of use, improved aesthetics, and increased durability.

Versatility

One of the primary benefits of plastic adhesive is its versatility. It can be used to bond a variety of different plastic materials together, providing a strong and durable bond. This means that plastic adhesive can be used in many different industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, and electronics. Its ability to bond different types of plastics also makes it an ideal solution for recycling plastic materials.

Cost-Effectiveness

Plastic adhesive is also a cost-effective solution for bonding plastics. Adhesive bonding can often be a more cost-effective option compared to other methods of joining plastic, such as welding or mechanical fastening. This is because adhesive bonding typically requires less specialized equipment and training, and can often be done with simple tools.

Ease of Use

Another benefit of plastic adhesive is its ease of use. Adhesive bonding is a relatively simple process that does not require specialized equipment or training. The surface of the plastic parts being bonded should be clean and dry, and the adhesive should be applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once applied, the adhesive typically cures within a few minutes or hours, depending on the specific adhesive and conditions.

Improved Aesthetics

Plastic adhesive can also create a seamless bond that improves the overall appearance of the plastic parts being joined. Unlike other bonding methods, such as mechanical fastening, plastic adhesive does not leave visible joints or screws that can detract from the appearance of the finished product.

Increased Durability

The use of plastic adhesive can create a strong and durable bond that is able to withstand various environmental factors, such as temperature changes and exposure to chemicals or moisture. This is particularly important in industries such as automotive and aerospace, where durability is critical.

How to select the Right Plastic Adhesive

There are a variety of plastic adhesives available on the market, including cyanoacrylate, weld cement, sealant, and acrylic adhesives. Each type of adhesive has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it is important to select the right one for your specific application.

What types of plastics can be bonded with plastic adhesive?

Plastic adhesives can be used to bond a variety of plastic materials, including polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, PVC, and ABS.

What factors should I consider when selecting a plastic adhesive?

Factors to consider when selecting a plastic adhesive include the type of plastic being bonded, the strength and durability of the bond required, the environmental conditions the bond will be exposed to, and the desired cure time.

How do I apply plastic adhesive?

The specific application process for plastic adhesive can vary depending on the adhesive and the plastic being bonded. Generally, the surface should be clean and dry, and the adhesive should be applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

How long does it take for plastic adhesive to cure?

The cure time for plastic adhesive can vary depending on the adhesive and the conditions in which it is used. Some adhesives may cure in a matter of seconds, while others may take several hours or more.

Is plastic adhesive safe to use?

When used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, plastic adhesive is generally safe to use. However, some adhesives may contain potentially harmful chemicals, so it is important to follow appropriate safety precautions, such as wearing gloves and working in a well-ventilated area.

Can plastic adhesive be used for outdoor applications?

Yes, plastic adhesive can be used for outdoor applications. However, it is important to select an adhesive that is designed for the specific environmental conditions it will be exposed to. UV exposure, temperature changes, and exposure to moisture or chemicals can all affect the performance of plastic adhesive.

Can plastic adhesive be used to bond dissimilar materials?

Some plastic adhesives can be used to bond dissimilar materials, such as plastic to metal or plastic to glass. However, it is important to select an adhesive that is designed for the specific materials being bonded, as different adhesives may have different bonding capabilities.

Are there any safety concerns when using plastic adhesive?

When used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, plastic adhesive is generally safe to use. However, some adhesives may contain potentially harmful chemicals, so it is important to follow appropriate safety precautions, such as wearing gloves and working in a well-ventilated area. It is also important to avoid contact with the skin or eyes, and to seek medical attention if any adverse reactions occur.

Price of plastic adhesives

Plastic adhesives can cost from £6.72 / bottle.

Not sure if Plastic Adhesives are right for your requirements?

If you are not sure if these adhesives are correct for your requirements, please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can point you in the right direction.