Fast underwater bonding to polycarbonate using photoinitiated cyanoacrylate

Show simple item record Cloete, William Edward Focke, Walter Wilhelm 2011-02-18T09:13:49Z 2011-02-18T09:13:49Z 2010-06
dc.description.abstract Rapid underwater bonding of clear polycarbonate to metal or plastic substrates at temperatures approaching 0 °C was studied. Bonding was achieved within minutes using ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate gel cured using the photoinitiator (dibenzoylferrocene) with a blue-LED light source. The optimum initiator concentration varied from 0.3% to 0.1 wt % for adhesive films 0.5 to 1.2 mm thick, respectively. The polymerisation rate shows a negative temperature dependence making it highly suitable for cold environments. The ultimate shear strength of the bonds was temperature independent and ranged from 1 MPa for metallic to 5 MPa for plastic substrates, respectively. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Council for Scientific and Industrial Research en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cloete, WE & Focke, WW 2010, 'Fast underwater bonding to polycarbonate using photoinitiated cyanoacrylate', International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 191-254. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0143-7496
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2010.01.002
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Cyanoacrylates en_US
dc.subject Destructive testing en_US
dc.subject Thermal analysis en_US
dc.subject Cure/hardening en_US
dc.subject Plastics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cyanoacrylates en
dc.subject.lcsh Polycarbonates en
dc.subject.lcsh Plastics at low temperatures en
dc.title Fast underwater bonding to polycarbonate using photoinitiated cyanoacrylate en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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