Can Eastman Spectar™ copolyester be solvent bonded with good results? Which solvents and techniques are recommended?
Yes! Eastman Spectar™ copolyester can be solvent bonded with good results. Technique is very important. For those familiar with solvent bonding acrylic, similar techniques are still applicable—we recommend a few modifications for best results.
Solvent bonding is a common technique used for joining two plastic parts together. A solvent mixture is applied at the bond joint to dissolve the surface of the two materials. As it evaporates, a strong plastic-to-plastic bond results. Solvent bonding is an effective method for joining sheets made of Spectar.
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