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ITW Plexus

ITW Plexus™ is a business unit of Illinois Tool Works, a Fortune 500 company, and a world-wide giant in fastening, joining, sealing, and coating technologies.

The Plexus business unit manufactures and sells the patented new Plexus™ methacrylate adhesives for structural bonding of nearly all thermoplastics, metals, and composite materials. A key benefit of these adhesives is their ability to provide extremely durable bonds with little or no surface preparation. Plexus™ adhesives have a proven record of outstanding performance in the most demanding applications in the transportation, marine and engineering construction industries.

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In the Fabrication & Construction Industries ...
Nothing stands the test of time like Plexus™ Adhesives!


Frequently Asked Questions

What materials can be bonded with Plexus?
Nearly all metals, most thermoplastics, and composite materials.

What are typical applications for bonding with Plexus adhesives?
Plexus adhesives are toughened adhesives designed for structural bonding applications. Typical applications include joining many thermoplastic assemblies in automobiles such as dashboards, knee bolsters and bumpers. The Class 8 Heavy Duty truck industry uses Plexus for bonding together cab and sleeper assemblies made of Fibreglass or SMC. The use of Plexus adhesives is revolutionising Fibreglass boat construction by dramatically speeding and simplifying production.

What materials will Plexus adhesive not bond?
Plexus adhesives will not bond the usual materials that are designed to resist adhesive bonding such as Teflon, polyethylene, polypropylene, and Delrin. In addition, Plexus adhesives are not designed for bonding rubber materials.

Are there any materials that deserve special consideration prior to bonding with Plexus adhesives?
Yes. Nearly anything to be bonded with Plexus adhesives ought to be carefully evaluated beforehand. Though Plexus has been successfully used many times for bonding nylon, polystyrene, polycarbonate, and ABS, care must be taken in correct Plexus product selection because these plastics are prone to crazing and stress-cracking. For these reasons, the ITW Plexus technical service laboratory is available to assist you at all times.

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