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Chemical Bonding

Chemical Bonding

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IPFL are experts in Chemical Bonding

Chemical Bonding for cosmetically perfect joints in perspex fabrication. IPFL achieve invisible joins using various bonding solvents and cements including; UV bonding, Tensol 70 Cements, and Solvent Bonding. The typical materials that work well using chemical bonding are; polycarbonate, polystyrene, PVC, ABS, acrylic, Perspex.

Whether your fabrication is a Perspex display case, furniture or a light guide, IPFL are experts in Chemical Bonding, and can help guide you through deciding what is best for your requirements.

Chemical Bonding Techniques at IPFL

Tensol 70 Cementing: Ideal for acrylic sheets, Tensol 70 cement cures at room temperature to create strong, durable, and weather-resistant bonds. This method is particularly effective for external applications, producing clear, water-tight joints.
Solvent Bonding: A technique where strong solvents at room temperature weld plastic joins by temporarily dissolving surfaces, forming a permanent seal. It is cost-efficient with good environmental resistance, ideal for clear joins.
UV Bonding: Involves applying UV adhesive, which cures only when exposed to high-intensity UV light, resulting in an optically clear, tough, and robust joint. Our skilled staff ensure precise positioning before curing to avoid waste or scrap.

Why Choose IPFL for Chemical Bonding?

Wide Material Compatibility: Effective on materials like polycarbonate, polystyrene, PVC, ABS, acrylic, and Perspex.
Expert Guidance: Our experienced team advises on the best chemical bonding process for your project requirements.
Cosmetically Perfect Joints: We specialize in achieving aesthetically pleasing, clear, and strong bonds.

Which materials do we use for Chemical Bonding?

ABS

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a high impact, tough material available with a range of options and properties.
Appearance
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Vacuum Formers UK

Acetal

Acetal is a high strength, high rigidity homopolymer with excellent surface coeffiecient making it ideal for demanding industrial and medical applications.
Appearance
Tough smooth finish
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Acetal Plastic Product Development

Acrylic

Acrylic's properties include high machinability, good thermal properties for a broad range of temperatures, and the distortion-free light transmission.
Appearance
Transparent
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
plastic laser welding cnc routing

COC

This very new material is now being leverage for applications where other materials such as acrylic could not perform.
Appearance
Transparent
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Micro-fluidic Diffusion Bonded manifold

Nylon

Available with many different properties and additive, Nylon (Polyamide) is a widely used plastic throughout many industries.
Appearance
Black or grey
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Nylon Thermoplastic Printing

PVC

PolyvinylChloride (PVC) is a well known and widely used plastic polymer which comes in two basic forms with slightly varying properties.
Appearance
Various
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
custom PVC plastic Enclosure manufacturer UK

Corian

This beautiful looking material is composed of acrylic with mineral additives giving it a stone-like appearance.
Appearance
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Corian material
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Advantages of IPFL’s Chemical Bonding

  • Durable and Clear Bonds: Ensures long-lasting and visually appealing joins.
  • Cost Efficiency: Offers an economical solution without compromising quality.
  • Environmental Resistance: Our bonding methods withstand various environmental conditions.
  • Cure on Demand with UV Bonding: Allows precise control over the curing process, with excellent gap-filling properties.

At IPFL, our commitment to precision and aesthetics in plastic fabrication is evident in our chemical bonding services. From clear, durable joints in Perspex to intricate designs in acrylic, our chemical bonding techniques ensure superior results that meet both functional and cosmetic requirements.