To measure the strength of
Araldite 5-minute 2 part epoxy glue using the
standard 1cm x 1cm test on PET plastic.
The samples were lightly sanded before gluing. The samples
were allowed to fully cure for 3 weeks. The standard procedure was used to measure the
strength of the glue. Five samples were tested altogether.
Araldite glue tested
Samples before testing
Samples after testing
The following results were obtained from the
Breaking Weight (Kg)
Conclusions / Analysis
It was quite evident from examining the failed joints
that it was the glue not bonding well to the PET plastic.
Sample #1 failed as an initial 15kg weight was added before
starting to pour the water into the container.