bigHead Fasteners assesses PowderBondPP for Lean Bonding

PowderBondPP is under evaluation by bigHead Fasteners to extend bigHead’s Lean Bonding® process capability to join metal fasteners to polypropylene (PP), the most widely used thermoplastic.

PowderBondPP has been developed to address the well-known short-comings in current polypropylene-to-metal bonding methods and delivers a strong polypropylene-to-aluminium bond, unequalled by other products and systems on the market.

PowderBondPP demonstrates tensile bond strengths greater than 10MPa, the composite needs no pre-treatment, the process is rapid and repeatable, and no messy adhesives are used. bigHead’s Lean Bonding® system is a fast, clean and reliable way of bonding fasteners onto composite and metal substrates with a cycle time that can be as rapid as 10 seconds and PowderBond PP fits perfectly into this process.

As Matt Stevens, Director, bigHead commented:

“Clearly the two technologies have a natural synergy and our research collaboration seeks to looking specifically at creating strong reliable bonds to PP, with a simple, customer-ready process.”

James Grant, Director, Powdertech Surface Science said:

“PowderBondPP is certainly a lean manufacturing process and fits well with bigHead’s impressive Lean Bonding® solution. We anticipate exciting results from our collaborative research and testing programme.”

Companies: bigHead Bonding Fasteners, Powdertech Surface Science

Terms: News Worldwide

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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