Recycled polyurethane elastomers: A universal adhesive

Jeno Borda, Anikó Rácz, Miklós Zsuga

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The practical application of the glycolysis mixture of polyurethane wastes is reported. It was found that in the presence of 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) both the separated upper phase of the glycolysis mixture and the complete two-phase reaction mixture could be used as components of the urethane adhesive mixtures for bonding woods, metals, plastics, glass, ceramics, paper and leather. The adhesive properties were determined by tensile-cutting, cutting- and bending strengths, as well as peel resistance measurements. The method to use the complete glycolysis mixture is also reported. The reaction mechanism of bonding is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1225-1234
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2002



  • New materials
  • Polyurethane wastes
  • Recycle
  • Universal adhesives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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