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RE: Toulene glue substitute



Suggest they look at RF cured adhesives.

Steve Hillenbrand
Industrial Waste Reduction Engineer
Synterprise Group, Division of Tennessee Valley Authority
(423) 632-8489; (423) 632-3616 (fax)
sjhillenbrand@tva.gov
TVA IWR HomePage  www.tva.gov/orgs/iwr/iwrhome.htm

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> From: 	Steve Brachman[SMTP:brachman@csd.uwm.edu]
> Sent: 	Thursday, June 11, 1998 9:02 AM
> To: 	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject: 	Toulene glue substitute
> 
> A light assembly plant is currently assembling styrene floats for the
> water softner industry.  The floats are made up of two halves, with
> the bottom half containing sand as a ballast.  Currently, the
> assembler utilizes a glue containing 80-90% toulene and 10-20% sytrene
> crystals to seal the two halves together.
> 
> He has tested sonic welding, but because of the difficulty rotating
> the sand-containing float, has not achieved very good results. He is
> also currently testing using a PVC primer for the seal.
> 
> Does anyone have experience with thermal welding which would seem to
> be a logical alternative to the glue process?  Other suggestions are
> of course welcome, since the manufacturer is highly motivated to
> eliminate his current glue process.  Thanks.
> 
> Steve Brachman
> Waste Reduction & Management Specialist 
> UW-Extension Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center
> 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 6000
> Milwaukee, WI 53203  
> PH: (414) 227-3160  FAX: (414) 227-3165
> 
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