Solvent-Based Adhesives

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Solvent-based adhesives (IPS® Weld-on) are used widely in sign and point of purchase applications

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IPS® Weld-On

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Overview Solvent-based adhesives are widely used for bonding popular plastics such as:

  • Acrylic
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polystyrene
  • PETG
  • ABS
  • PVC
  • Butyrate and polyurethane

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Solvent-based adhesives generally offer low viscosity and are clear. As a result, they are used widely in sign and point-of-purchase (POP) applications. Due to their low viscosity, they can often be applied at the edge and will “wick” into the joint by capillary action.

Weld-On 3, 4 and 16 are the most popular grades and are used mostly with acrylic and polycarbonate. Weld-On 4007 and 4052 are low VOC (volatile organic compound) PVC adhesives.

IPS Weld-On Standard Packaging

  • 4 ounce cans
  • Pint cans
  • Gallon cans

IPS Weld-On Grades

Weld-On 3
  • Acrylic plastic cement for bonding acrylics.
  • Also bonds styrene, butyrate, PETG, and polycarbonate to themselves.
Weld-On 4
  • Acrylic plastic cement for bonding acrylics.
  • Also bonds styrene, butyrate, PETG, and polycarbonate to themselves.
Weld-On 16
  • Acrylic plastic cement for bonding acrylics.
  • Also bonds rigid PVC, ABS, styrene, butyrate, and polycarbonate to themselves and each other.
Weld-On 1802
  • Acrylic cement for bonding acrylic, styrene, rigid PVC, ABS, and butyrate to themselves.
Weld-On 1007
  • Vinyl adhesives and cement for bonding rigid vinyl, foamed PVC, and Kydex.
Weld-On 2007
  • Vinyl adhesives and cement for bonding PVC, foamed PVC, and Kydex to themselves and to each other.
Weld-On 4007
  • Low VOC vinyl cements for bonding rigid vinyl, foamed PVC, and Kydex.
Weld-On 4052
  • Low VOC vinyl cement for bonding PVC, CPVC, ABS, styrene, Noryl®, and foamed PVC.

NOTE: Numerous additional grades of solvent-based adhesives are available. For additional information on IPS Weld-On and other solvent-based adhesives, contact your local Curbell Plastics representative or call Curbell at 1-888-287-2355.
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Solvent-based adhesives (IPS® Weld-on) are used widely in sign and point of purchase applications

BRANDS
IPS® Weld-On

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Weld-On® Industrial Adhesives and Cements Selection Guide

Also, visit our technical resources section
Performance Characteristics
  • Low to medium viscosity
  • Fast, medium, and slow-setting grades available
  • Water-clear
  • Designed for the sign industry
Typical Properties

Typical Properties of Weld-On Acrylic Adhesives and Cements

Number Color Number of Components Typical Specific Gravity Minimum Expected Shelf Life
@ 73°F (yr)
Typical Viscocity (cps) Expected
Pot Life
After Mixing
@ 73°F (min)
Meets SCAQMD Rule 1168 VOC Emissions Levels?
3 Clear 1 1.33 2 Water-Thin - Yes
4 Clear 1 1.12 2 Water-Thin - Yes
16 Clear 1 1.08 2 800 - Yes
1802 Clear 1 0.89 3 300 - Yes***
40 Clear 2 1.03 1* 2,900 25 Yes
42 Clear 2 1.03 1* 2,900 25 Yes
*Refrigeration is recommended to maintain shelf life.
***Meets SCAQMD Rule 1168 under any of these conditions:
  • Use is < 1pt/day.
  • Tubes are < 8 oz.
  • Metal cans are < 5 oz.
  • Use is < 10 gal./yr.
  • Used in the solvent welding of medical devices

Source: IPS Corporation, IPS Weld·On Industrial Adhesives
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