Extru-Fix – Extruded Bonding Acrylic Solution
Bonding to Acrylic Solution
Extru-Fix is a versatile, single part solvent weld adhesive known for its exceptional bonding to acrylic. As one of the longest standing bonding acrylic products in our range of adhesives for acrylics, Extru-Fix is well known and widely used in the sign making and point of sale industry.
Designed for the rapid bonding of Extruded acrylic, Extru-Fix has been specially developed to reduce the problems of rapid drying and ‘skinning’ which commonly occur in solvent based adhesives.
Below we have a brief overview of the product and its benefits.
What is Bonding Acrylic?
Bonding to acrylic refers to the process of joining two or more acrylic (polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA) surfaces together to create a strong and durable connection. This bonding is essential in various applications, including construction, fabrication, and crafting, where acrylic is commonly used due to its transparency, durability, and versatility.
What is the Best Way to Bond Acrylic?
The best way for bonding to acrylic involves using a specialized adhesive or solvent that is designed for acrylic bonding — Extru Fix. Some of the most effective methods include:
- Solvent Cement: Solvent cement, also known as acrylic cement, chemically fuses acrylic surfaces. It involves applying the cement to the edges of the acrylic pieces to be joined and then pressing them together. This method creates a strong, transparent bond.
- Acrylic Adhesive: Acrylic adhesives, such as methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesives or cyanoacrylate (super glue), are suitable for bonding acrylic. They provide a quick and reliable bond, depending on the type of adhesive used.
- Ultrasonic Welding: In some industrial applications, ultrasonic welding can be used to bond acrylic sheets together. This technique uses high-frequency vibrations to create friction and heat, fusing the acrylic surfaces.
- Mechanical Fasteners: Bolts, screws, or other mechanical fasteners can be used to bond acrylic if transparency is not a primary concern. Drilling holes and securing fasteners through the acrylic sheets creates a secure connection.
What Bonds with Acrylic?
Several materials and methods can bond with acrylic, including bonding to acrylic:
- Acrylic Cement or Solvent Cement: Specifically designed for acrylic, these solvents chemically weld the acrylic surfaces together.
- Acrylic Adhesives: Adhesives like MMA adhesives and cyanoacrylate adhesives can bond with acrylic.
- Ultrasonic Welding: In industrial settings, ultrasonic welding can bond acrylic surfaces.
- Mechanical Fasteners: Bolts, screws, and other mechanical fasteners can also bond with acrylic if transparency is not a concern.
How Do You Use Acrylic Bonding Agent?
Using bonding to acrylic agents involves the following steps:
- Clean the acrylic surfaces to remove dirt, dust, and oils.
- Apply the bonding agent (solvent cement or adhesive) to one or both of the acrylic surfaces to be bonded.
- Press the surfaces together firmly, ensuring a snug fit.
- Allow the bond to cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions, typically 24 hours for full strength.
What is Bonding to Acrylic Liquid For?
Bonding to acrylic liquid typically refers to solvent cement or acrylic adhesive used for joining acrylic surfaces together. It serves the purpose of creating a strong and lasting bond between acrylic pieces, whether it’s for constructing acrylic structures, assembling acrylic displays, or crafting acrylic-based projects. The bonding liquid ensures that the acrylic pieces adhere securely to each other, maintaining their integrity and strength.
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