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Re: Contact adhesive for gluing plastic laminates

This laboratory at Georgia Tech might have some answers:http://www.coa.gatech.edu/awpl/

R. Charles Boelkins, Ph.D.
Industrial Ecologist
GA Dept. of Natural Resources
Pollution Prevention Assistance Div.
7 MLK Jr. Dr., Suite 450, Atlanta GA 30334
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>>> "Monica BECKER" <mmbasp@rit.edu> 8/14/2007 12:42:32 pm >>>
Hi All,


I'm working with a wood products manufacturer (architectural millwork to
be exact) and we're trying to find a good alternative to a solvent-based
contact cement for gluing plastic laminates to particleboard.  Not a new
problem, I know.  We've looked at a few products in the
water-based/neoprene category.  The drawbacks seem to be the waiting
time required after the glue is sprayed on (before you can join the
pieces) and the drying time once the parts are joined.  


They've tried one product - a two component system that is co-sprayed
(tradename withheld for now) and found that they could put the pieces
together within 5 minutes (acceptable) but the bond didn't attain full
strength for about 24 hours (not currently acceptable).


Any and all ideas would be appreciated.








Monica M. Becker

Sr. Program Manager

Sustainable Systems Research Center (SSRC)


Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS)

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

111 Lomb Memorial Drive, Building 78, Room 1005

Rochester, New York 14623-5608

Tel:  (585) 475-6957

Email:  mmbasp@rit.edu 

Web:  www.cims.rit.edu 


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