Attributes: Its unusual toughness together with the fact that it is tear-proof makes polypropylene a material with a wide spectrum of applications. It is light, antistatic, scratch-resistant, resistant to numerous chemicals, UV-stable, temperature-resistant from -10 °C to +110 °C and, last but not least, environmentally friendly because of the fact that it contains hardly any additives and burns down to water and carbon dioxide under favourable conditions.
Applications: Even though many of our polypropylene sheets are corona treated and can therefore be glued with relatively good success, it is generally true that glue work with polypropylene (and polyethylene) is much more problematic than it is with other plastics. If the areas to be glued are first treated with POLY-PRIMER, small area gluing can be successful using SUPER GLUE. This technique, however, is not good enough for constructive uses. Mechanically produced connections like, for example, RIVETS, are a much better method – plug-and-socket connections or hook-and-loop tapes (whose glue backing sticks relatively well to this material) can also be used successfully. The idea of using hook-and-loop tape for large area bonding leads to the further possibility of employing DOUBLE-SIDED ADHESIVE FILM.
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