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Joints

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Joining plastics

Plastic products are often moulded so they just snap together. If you have to make a permanent joint, a specialist adhesive [adhesive: A substance which bonds the surfaces of materials together. ] is often the best choice.

Plastic adhesives

  • Plastic weld is a multi-purpose plastic adhesive that joins most types of plastics (do not use it in on foamed plastics).
  • Tensol 12 is good for acrylic. It is quick and easy to use. But if spilt it marks the work. It is not very strong.
  • Tensol 70 is much stronger. It is acrylic based. It comes in two parts. It is not easy to use, as it takes 1.5 hours to harden and contracts.

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