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Removing Surface Adhesion from Rulon (or Any Plastic): Our Pro Tips

October 3, 2017

Removing Surface Adhesion from Rulon (or Any Plastic): Our Pro Tips

I’ve had many conversations with manufacturers about this challenge. What’s the best way to remove bonded Rulon (or any plastic) from its substrate? Our first tip is to avoid solvents – read on for more!

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What are the manufacturing benefits of bonding plastics?

April 22, 2014

Potting resin being applied to a substrateBonding plastics can deliver significant manufacturing benefits and improve the durability and performance of materials.  The term “bonding” refers to both the adhesive of one part to another, and the thin coatings or thick layers of adhesives, overmolding or potting resins that are bonded to a substrate.  Plastics can be bonded to other plastics, as well as to virtually any other material; wood, metal, glass, and ceramics are all common examples.  But there are two prerequisites to securing a superior bond.  You must match the right adhesive to your application, and thoroughly clean and prepare the part(s) being bonded via surface modification.

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