Polyethylene Adhesive: Loctite 3033


May 31, 2005
Astoria, Oregon, USA
I have not tried this stuff yet, but a C-Dory power boater claims it has worked well for him in gluing polypropylene, polyethylene, and similar "slippery" thermoplastics, such as the ones roto-molded kayaks are made of. Loctite's blurb on it:

"LOCTITE® 3030 Polyolefin Bonder enables manufacturers to expand their design options, boost productivity and improve product performance. This new 2-component, thixotropic acrylic adhesive eliminates mechanical fasteners, plastic welding, surface treatments, messy hot melt or solvent-based adhesives and primers. Our new 3030 Polyolefin Bonder sets quickly to let you get your product assembled and out the door faster and easier. Loctite® 3030 Polyolefin Bonder is designed primarily to bond many low energy substrates such as polyethylene and polypropylene, and can be used as a general-purpose adhesive on many other substrates."

Loctite USA's web site with a couple PDF files down the frame a ways for more info: http://tinyurl.com/yajhf6

No affiliation with Loctite here.