Shropshire, UK -- iSmithers Rapra Publishing has released a new book, 'Practical Guide to Adhesive Bonding of Small Engineering Plastic and Rubber Parts.'
Choosing the best adhesive grade to join two plastics or elastomers in production can be an exacting design task, especially when joining dissimilar materials and when bonding certain plastics. iSmithers says.
Adhesives often provide the only assembly method for such tasks, but often the adhesive is not considered at the design stage. As iSmithers says, "This can result in much time and trouble for engineers to get from the prototype stage to full production."
Its new guide discusses adhesive bonding of 30 of the most commonly used generic families of thermoplastics and thermoset plastics as well as a number of commonly used rubbers and elastomers.
According to the publisher, the book explains the cure mechanisms and discusses the performance benefits for four types of engineering adhesives (cyanoacrylates, epoxies, two-part acrylics and UV curing adhesives), with chapters on joint design, dispensing systems, surface preparation for 'difficult' plastics and more.
iSmithers Rapra says the publication will be of particular interest to all in industry bonding to metals, composites, wood and other rubbers. End-users and new product developers will benefit from the practical approach of this title.
Practical Guide to Adhesive Bonding of Small Engineering Plastic and Rubber Parts is available from retailers, at www.polymer-books.com, or from Publications Sales, Smithers Rapra, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4NR, UK, tel +44 (0)1939 250383, fax +44 (0)1939 251118. In the US, tel +330-762-7989, fax:+330-762-7447. email is [email protected]