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Milk Bottle Igloo’s !

The West Warwickshire Scouts had a great time at Get In 2015 held at Ragley Hall.

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Scouts at Ragley Hall 2015

The fantastic “Make It” Zone was a great success and the scouts experienced new adventures, learnt new things, made new friends whilst having a fun time!!

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One of the 6 finished Igloo’s

Great weather, 4500 scouts, 1000’s of plastic milk bottles and caps (in fact, bottles arrived by the trailer loads), Tec 305-12 glue guns and boxes of Tecbond 261-12-300 flexible glue sticks = fantastic milk bottle Igloo’s !!!

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Scouts having a great time gluing away with Tec 305 glue guns

Tecbond 261-12 300 is a flexible all round general purpose adhesive for bonding plastics, wood and light gauge metals and was the chosen grade to build the Igloo’s and other gluing projects.

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Tec 305-12 glue guns keeping the scouts gluing

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Plastic caps glued with Tecbond 261-12-300 glue sticks

Applied with Tec 305-12 glue guns, Tecbond 261-12-300 adhesive was used to bond several gluing projects over the weekend.

Glue plastic milk bottles to themselves to make the igloo’s – the bottles themselves were a mixture of LDPE  (low density polyethylene) and HDPE (high density polyethylene) bonded together by using Tecbond 261-12-300 hot melt adhesive.

Bottle caps were bonded to wood to make the scout badge – PP (polypropylene) to Plywood

Timber to timber to make toys from chopped up fence posts – all using Tecbond 261-12-300

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Tecbond 261-12-300 flexible adhesives is perfect for bonding plastics 

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Wooden toys made from fence posts glued with Tecbond 261-12-300

Demanding applications need a glue that performs !

 

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Please note: Although Tecbond 261 hot melt adhesive has been used for an external application it is not general recommended for exterior use. The scouts contacted ourselves and we discussed their requirements and with the application having a short exterior life we suggested Tecbond 261. If this project was long term exterior and needed to resist the elements we would have suggested an alternative grade. If you plan to use hot melt adhesive for an external application please talk to us first to discuss gluing options.

 

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