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Glue for bonding Polypropylene (PP) to Polypropylene (PP)

Tecbond Polypropylene bonding hot melt adhesives

12mm glue sticks for PP bonding – Tecbond 261-12-300 and Tecbond 263-12-300

15mm glue sticks for PP bonding – Tecbond 261-15-15-300

43mm glue slugs for PP bonding especially PP with high ethylene content – Tecbond 267-43

Polypropylene (PP) is an incredibly versatile thermoplastic polymer being both lightweight and extremely rugged. Polypropylene can tolerate high temperature (160c), doesn’t absorb water and can withstand continuous flexing, plus it is very resistant to acids and other harsh chemical solvents, making Polypropylene an indispensable material to virtually every field or industry you can imagine, from household goods and consumer packaging to medical technology and the military.

Given its versatility and outstanding performance, polypropylene appears as a mind-boggling array of products that span just about every industry or field of interest imaginable and is rapidly becoming the preferred material of today’s manufacturing processes.

Traditionally, the bonding of polypropylene to itself has been a tough call for hot melt adhesives, until now!

Tecbond shaped hot melt adhesives (TB261 / TB263 / TB267) Polypropylene based formulations designed specifically for the bonding of Polypropylene (PP) to itself. Tecbond Polypropylene based glue adhesives are unique hot melt adhesives with a high molten tack (good instant grab ability) and provides excellent heat resistance with good low temperature resistance (-20c).

To maximise bond strength when bonding polypropylene to itself it is important that sufficient adhesive is applied at the correct temperature and the substrates are brought together as quickly as possible. It is strongly recommended that a good quality high output Tec glue gun is used to ensure consistent strong bonds. Recommended Tec glue guns:

For high volume of polypropylene  – Tecbond 271-PL specifically developed to bond polyethylene and polypropylene. This adhesive being a bulk grade supplied in small pillows is used in the Nordson bulk tank system

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