Plastics have become an integral part of everyday life. It would be difficult to identify a manufacturing process which does not use plastics in one form or another. Even products which appear to be composed exclusively of metals are usually coated, sealed, or adhesively joined using polymeric materials which improve the performance, appearance, and longevity of the metal products.
The countless adhesives available, coupled with the virtually limitless grades of plastics available, make it highly unlikely that there will be any specific bond strength data for the adhesive/plastic combination in the designer’s application. Moreover, every year new grades of plastic are created, and old grades of plastic are discontinued or reformulated, making the acquisition of complete information a difficult task.