While polypropylene is usually resistant to standard glues, it can be glued with polypropylene-based adhesive.
At Gluegunsdirect.com, we recommend Tecbond 267 instant bonding hot melt adhesive for effectively bonding Polypropylene (PP) to Polypropylene (PP). Its unique formulation ensures superior adhesion to these challenging materials. Compatible with most industrial hot glue guns, Tecbond 267 delivers reliable and consistent results for both small and large-scale applications.
What is polypropylene?
Polypropylene (PP) is a polymer, most commonly used as a plastic. It’s incredibly versatile and is used in many industries – from household goods to military technology. PP can withstand extremely high temperatures and continuous flexing. It’s also resistant to water, acids, and solvents – and glues.
How to glue polypropylene
Certain adhesives are specifically developed to bond PP. They’re often PP-based, with strong tack, flexibility, and temperature resistance.
Use one of the specific adhesives to bond PP successfully. The following tips can help you achieve a stronger bond:
- Apply the glue hot. Generally, the hotter the glue, the stronger the bond.
- Use a high-output glue gun to make sure a consistent amount of glue is applied.
- Bring the components together quickly.
- Compress the components quickly to maximise the bond strength.
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.
- Tecbond 263/12 and 267/43: The 263/12 glue stick and 267/43 slug have been created solely for bonding PP. They aren’t suitable for bonding other plastics. The glue stick should only be used with the TEC 810 or 820 guns. The slug can be used with any TEC 43mm glue gun.
- Tecbond 271-PL: This glue pillow was developed to bond high volumes of PP. But it can also be used to bond most other plastics and fabrics. For a continuous application, this product is best used with the Nordson DuraBlue System.
If you have any further questions or want more advice – call the team today on 0161 627 1001.
Customers also asked:
Q: What type of glue does Gluegunsdirect.com recommend for bonding Polypropylene (PP) to Polypropylene (PP)?
A: Tecbond 267 formulated using Polyolefin technology for creating the best bonds to Polyofin plastics such as polypropylene and polyethylene.
Q: How can I ensure optimal bonding of PP to PP with the recommended glue?
A: To create the best bond with Tecbond 267 adhesive needs to be applied to one surface and substrates to be glued brought together quickly and compression applied.
Q: Can I use the Tecbond 267 glue with any hot glue gun?
A: Tecbond 267 can be used in the Tec 3150 glue gun, Tec 3400 glue gun, Tec 6100 pneumatic glue guns and the powerful Tec 7100 with speed loader.
Q: How long does it take for the Tecbond 267 to cure when bonding Polypropylene to Polypropylene?
A: Tecbond 267 cures by the loss of heat and the bond is created. Apply the molten adhesive, bring the substrates together while the adhesive is still hot and molten, substrates are then pressed together the heat quickly dissipates into the substrates, which solidifies the adhesive, and a bond or seal is made instantly.. Avoid the risk of cold bonds!
Q: Can I use the recommended glue for other plastic materials or is it specifically for Polypropylene?
A: Tecbond 267 is specifically designed for bonding all types polypropylene (PP) and Correx. However, being a high-performance product, Tecbond 267 can be used for numerous applications. If you have an adhesion problem, please call our sales office 0161 627 1001 for the best advice.