Chemical Bonding for cosmetically perfect joints in perspex fabrication. IPF 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, IPF are experts in Chemical Bonding, and can help guide you through deciding what is best for your requirements.
Tensol 70 is an Acrylic sheet cement which cures at room temperatures, to produce high strength bonds with acrylic sheet, and offers excellent weathering resistance.
Solvent bonding is a joining process that allows plastic joins to be welded using a strong solvent at room temperature, to temporarily dissolve the surface of joins, allowing them to form a permanent seal. The bonded parts then need time to cure and for the solvent to evaporate.
After applying the UV adhesive to a joint it will not cure until it is exposed to high intensity UV light.The final joint will be optically clear, tough and robust. Skilled staff at IPF check positioning of parts before final to curing, ensuring that there is no waste acrylic or scrap work.
Adhesives used vary from a low viscosity wicking grade, up to high viscosity gel grade for excellent gap filling properties
UV Bonding gains us the following advantages over traditional solvent adhesive;