Trying to Stick Metal to Plastic is such a challenging task. The question, “Will CT1 Stick Metal to Plastic” is continually asked on our technical helpline. Why is this question Metal to Plastic bonding so frequently asked? Maybe the reason is that Plastics are used more and more in building projects, for example P.V.C. building plastics represent a high percentage of materials in new builds.
Plastics in general are being used to replace so many materials, eg wooden pallets; therefore repairs requiring sticking Metal to Plastic arise so frequently. The task becomes increasingly more difficult as there are so many different types of Plastic and Metal. The most frequently used adhesive to stick Plastic to Metal is a two component epoxy but this does not offer a long term solution. If the two components are not mixed correctly the glue simply will not work. The epoxy adhesive when cured is extremely hard and dense lacking any flexibility.
The Plastic and Metal have different coefficient of expansion and something has to give, the Plastic, the Metal or the adhesive. In many occasions a cyanacrylate (superglue) has been tried, and again will achieve a certain amount of success in Sticking Plastic to Metal but it’s very hit and miss. The superglue which contains solvents can etch or burn some plastics and in many circumstances fail to bond to some metals due to the oxide levels in the metal.
We at C-Tec have taken it for granted that CT1, The snag list eliminator is excellent for Sticking Metal to Plastic, why so? CT1 has a unique formulation of a hybrid polymer and performs completely differently from conventional adhesives. CT1 contains no solvents so therefore will not etch into the plastic but also will never shrink, excellent for Sticking Metal to Plastic. The polymers will flow as a unit into the pores of the metal curing, to create a formidable bond between the Plastic and Metal.
The CT1 will Stick all types of Metal and Plastic (excluding polypropylene), eg P.V.C. to aluminium, or Bakelite to brass. Everyone knows how difficult it is to stick stainless steel never-mind trying to stick Plastic to it; this is no problem for CT1. Even on outdoor applications where the Metal or Plastic could be wet, can you imagine trying to complete a repair that’s leaking or when it’s raining you can Stick the Metal to Plastic in these adverse conditions. Actually you can Stick Metal to Plastic even underwater, YES! Even underwater. We have had maintenance men doing just that when a Metal valve came away from a plastic housing in a swimming pool.
Before applying CT1 it is advisable to clean the surfaces, and Multisolve is perfect for this task. Multisolve is non aggressive therefore it will not attack the plastic and will evaporate 100% leaving no residue. CT1 has performed so effortlessly in Sticking Metal to Plastic that customers have asked us for a product that will perform in extreme applications like heavy duty vertical bonding so we developed Power Grab n Bond that allows you to Stick Metal to Plastic with immediate grab vertically up to 25kgs in weight, sounds impossible but it’s true CT1 and Power Grab n Bond are so advanced in technology you have to use them to experience it!
When you need to Stick Plastic to Metal reach for CT1 or Power Grab n Bond. © Copyright.