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Adhesives for Low Energy Surfaces

Edward Petrie – Nov 11, 2002

Low energy polymeric surfaces, such as polyethylene and fluorocarbons, are notoriously difficult to bond with adhesives. However, their bonding mechanisms are well established and represented by important theories of adhesion. In this editorial, we look into why these substrates are difficult to join and offer insight into possible solutions.

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