Accession Number : ADD007672

Title :   Method of Rendering Nitrile Elastomer Surfaces Receptive for Bonding by Epoxy Adhesives.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kaufman,Martin H

Report Date : 08 May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A method of preparing nitrile elastomer surfaces for bonding by epoxy adhesives is presented. A treating solution comprising a dilute concentration of a mineral acid such as HCl in a carrier comprising water and either alcohol or ketones is prepared. The treating solution is applied to the elastomer surface with the surface being hydrolyzed in a mild manner thereby providing an improved adherable surface for covalent bonding by epoxy adhesives. A surfactant can be added to the treating solution for cleaning the surface to enhance the surface treatment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Epoxy resins, *Adhesive bonding, *Nitrile rubber, *Hydrolysis, Adhesives, Hydrochloric acid, Ketones, Surface active substances, Specifications, Covalent bonds, Wetting

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE