For use with Santoprene and other thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), the company’s latest family of water-based, heat-activated adhesives eliminate the need for surface treatments or primers. The ACA 30-101, 102, and 103 adhesives often eliminate the need for primers and surface treatments, reducing the cost of using TPEs. They cover the entire spectrum of TPE grades from soft to very hard and provide reliable adhesion with peel values up to and exceeding 25 lbs. per linear inch including substrate tear. Typically, the adhesive is coated to the metal substrate and is processed via standard injection molding or extrusion equipment. As they are water based, the adhesives also simplify EPA and OSHA compliance. Akron Coating and Adhesives, Akron, OH. (330) 724-4716.