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There have been previous questions about heat shrink tubing. My question is this...can a piece of partially polymerized material be bonded to a piece of fully polymerized (normal state) plastic?
Is is possible to bond a partially polymerized material to material that is very heat resistant?
- Jason (age 31)
Inventor, Westminster, Colorado
Yes, and the method is surprisingly simple - glue. Any and all of
the materials that you listed are susceptible to chemical breakdown.
Even heat resistant plastic can be affected by chemicals. This is
basically how glue works. It creates a chemical change in the molecules
on the surface of the material and bonds to them. You just have to make
sure that the kind of glue you choose will work with the materials that
you want to stick together.
(republished on 07/13/06)
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