Adhesives

Industrial adhesives are organic and inorganic chemical compounds that are used to join components. Products include acrylic, epoxy, and UV curing adhesives, as well as industrial sealants. Most industrial adhesives are used in fastening applications. Here at Plastic-Craft we carry products from Weld-On, ACRIFIX, and Caseway — so we are confident you'll find the right product for the job.

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Reactive Adhesives

Single/Two-Component.

Reactive adhesives set by means of chemical, physical, or catalytic processes, and depending on how the adhesives behaves they can have one or two compentents. They are generally used when a high level of strength is required. These reactive adhesives generally have two components (binder and hardener). Binders and hardeners are always packaged separately. If the two components come into contact with one another, a reaction begins that sets the glue, causing it to reach its final strength.

Single Component

These adhesives react with air humidity, UV light, or oxygen. They are applied onto one of the surfaces to be glued. The reaction starts immediately as a result of the second reactive component in the atmosphere or on the surface to be glued.

Single Component

These adhesives contain a non-active hardener. This keeps the adhesive from hardening while in its packaging under normal conditions. A reaction only begins when the hardener comes into contact with one of the comments mentioned.

Two Component

These adhesives come in a liquid, paste or powder form, which must be mixed in the stated proportions. Once mixed the glue begins to set immediately. The glued joint must be fixed in place until fully dry. The setting time depends on the adhesive and the temperature of the room.

Contact Adhesives

Both Halves.

Contact adhesives are applied to both parts to be joined. After the flash-off time, which varies depending on the solvent, the parts to be joints are pressed together with a high level of force. The parts to be joined bond immediately. Loads can be applied to the workpiece after a short period of time.

How it Comes

Contact adhesives are liquid that come either as water or solvent. However, many contact adhesives available as solvent are toxic and flammable, but have the advantages of drying faster and offering a quick bonding process.

Common Uses

Contact adhesives are common in the woodworking industry, where they are used to bond laminate to other wood surfaces. They are also used to assemble building panels, countertops or furniture.

How it's applied

The contact adhesive must be applied to the two surfaces that have to be bonded. However, the contact adhesive must dry before it can be bonded. Some contact adhesives can take up to 24 hours to dry, but the bonding process is usually very fast. Usually, the bonding process can be performed within 30 minutes (in some cases even within an hour) after the adhesive has dried. A high level of accuracy is required as the bonding is permanent and repositioning is nearly impossible. As a result, the only way to separate two surfaces bonded with contact adhesive is by damaging one or the two of them.

Solvents

Both Halves.

Solvents can be defined as chemicals that are capable of dissolving, suspending, or extracting other substances, typically without causing changes in the chemical nature of either the solvent, or the materials being treated. Solvents can be both organic and nonorganic. When a solvent is organic, it contains carbon.

How it Comes

There are various types of solvents that have different physical and chemical properties. Meaning they can be used for different things, and can be found in different products.

Common Uses

Between household cleaning products, and industrialized manufacturing, solvents are a multi-purpose necessity. Solvents can ensure processes operate safely, and are a resourceful tool for operations across different industries.

Different Forms

Organic solvents are classified by their chemical structure. There are three main types, including:

  • Hydrocarbon solvents: Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.
  • Oxygenated solvents: Alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, glycol ethers, esters, and glycol ether esters.
  • Halogenated solvents: Chlorinated and brominated hydrocarbons.

Weld-On

By IPS.

Weld-On Adhesives, Inc. is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of Weld-On solvent cements, primers and cleaners for PVC, CPVC, ABS and other plastic piping systems. Weld-On products are globally-recognized as the premium products for joining plastic pipes and fittings. Headquartered in California, Weld-On has state-of-the-art operations throughout the United States, as well as China, and a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors.

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Common Uses

Weld-On products are commonly used for joining plastic pipes and fittings. Weld-On also manufactures specialty products from repair adhesives for leaking pipes, pipe thread sealants/joint compounds, to test plugs for pipeline pressure testing.

Assembly at Any Scale

Sign assembly adhesives and display assembly adhesives that are designed for large and small scale projects. You want your creations to stand the test of time, and let the art do the speaking. Their adhesives will do the work behind the scenes so your creations can speak for themselves. Here at Plastic-Craft we carry the full catalog of Weld-On from assembly adhesives, so no matter the project we have the adhesive you need.

ACRIFIX

By ACRYLITE.

Bonding two pieces of acrylic sheet together has never been so easy than when using ACRIFIX adhesives and auxiliaries. With a variety of options, you are sure to find the right solution for your needs, whether that be achieving rapid drying speed or a high strength bond. There's also a solution for reducing static charges with the help of an anti-static cleaner.

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Reactive Cements

ACRIFIX reactive adhesives work great for projects where a quality bond is needed, typically in applications such as museum cases, lighting and aquariums. The bonds created are extremely high strength and leave a bubble-free joint.

Solvent Cements

The advantages of ACRIFIX solvent adhesives lie in the rapid drying speed of the bonded parts as well as their suitability for outdoor use. With this super thin formula, you can expect a fast-acting bond that's less labor intensive while still providing a nice strong joint

Cleaners

ACRIFIX AC1010 anti-static cleaner is formulated to cut static charge from sensitive surfaces. By dissolving and neutralizing static, this will allow applied areas to become dust free and stay clean longer.

Caseway

Leading quality

Caseway is an industry leader specializing in an array of products including solvent cements, epoxy adhesives, and MIL-SPEC polymerizable cements for industry users bonding plastics and other dissimilar substrates; Petroleum jellies & waxes for multiple industries and purposes; Paint strippers, adhesive removers, cleaners, and other specialty products.

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Adhesives

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  • ACRIFIX® 1R 0192 Bright

    ACRIFIX® 1R 0192 Bright

    $37.99 - $144.99
    ACRIFIX® 1R 0192 Bright is a one-component polymerization adhesive. This clear, slightly purple viscous solution of acrylic polymer in methyl methacrylate, polymerizes upon exposure to light. No mixing is required. One Part Reactive...
    $37.99 - $144.99
  • ACRIFIX® 1S 0107 Quick Set

    ACRIFIX® 1S 0107 Quick Set

    $13.99 - $192.99
    ACRIFIX® 1S 0107 Quick Set Solvent Cement is a thin-bodied (has the consistency of water) and particularly quick drying solution. Solvent Based Cement Fast curing adhesive Ideal for high volume production ACRIFIX® Solvent Cements offer both...
    $13.99 - $192.99
  • ACRIFIX® 1S 0116 Pure-V

    ACRIFIX® 1S 0116 Pure-V

    $32.99 - $69.99
    ACRIFIX® 1S 0116 Pure-V Solvent Cement is a viscous adhesive that is free of dichloromethane (methylene chloride). While it is translucent, it applies as colorless to light yellow and produces a crystal-clear solvent cement, which allows for...
    $32.99 - $69.99
  • ACRIFIX® 1S 0117 Pure

    ACRIFIX® 1S 0117 Pure

    $21.99 - $253.99
    ACRIFIX® 1S 0117 solvent acrylic cement is a clear, fluid adhesive with a patented formula. This cement does not contain dichloromethane (methylene chloride). It contains a flow agent which helps for bigger jobs. It is optimized for a capillary...
    $21.99 - $253.99
  • ACRIFIX® 2R 0190 Versatile

    ACRIFIX® 2R 0190 Versatile

    $13.99 - $164.99
    ACRIFIX® 2R 0190 Versatile Sample Kit is a two-part reactive cement that offers the versatility to bond acrylic to acrylic, as well as acrylic to other substrates (ABS, PET, PC, PS, PVC & wood). Its superior gap-filling capability makes it the...
    $13.99 - $164.99
  • ACRIFIX® 2R 0195 Satin

    ACRIFIX® 2R 0195 Satin

    $35.99 - $61.99
    ACRIFIX® 2R 0195 is a unique two-part reactive cement with a frosted, matte finish perfected to bond frosted acrylic such as ACRYLITE® Satinice acrylic sheet. Its UV stability ensures to resist weather-ability. These two-part cements offer the...
    $35.99 - $61.99
  • ACRIFIX® CA 0020 Catalyst

    ACRIFIX® CA 0020 Catalyst

    $11.99 - $28.99
    ACRIFIX® CA 0020 Catalyst is a hardener for polymerization cement based on methyl-methacrylate. This hardener (suggested to add 3 % ~ 6 %) was developed for ACRIFIX® two-part reactive cements. It polymerizes completely upon addition of...
    $11.99 - $28.99
  • ACRIFIX® MO 2080 Modifier

    ACRIFIX® MO 2080 Modifier

    $17.99
    ACRIFIX® MO 2080 is used to slow down the polymerization reaction of our reactive cements. It moderates the heat generated during the curing process and resolves bubbles and crazing issues. When used with a two-component polymerization cement such...
    $17.99
  • ACRIFIX® TC 0030 Thinner & Cleaner

    ACRIFIX® TC 0030 Thinner & Cleaner

    $13.99 - $32.99
    ACRIFIX® TC 0030 is a thinner and cleaning agent for bonding ACRYLITE® acrylic products together. This agent is applied to a product to prepare it for bonding. It can also be used to adjust the viscosity of the cement to create a stronger bond...
    $13.99 - $32.99