In this paper we investigated the direct-adhesion of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) to Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS). Specimens with an initial pre-crack were obtained by overmolding the TPU onto ABS substrates, at different melt and mold temperatures. The interfacial adhesion between these two dissimilar polymers, represented by the peeling force, was measured directly by using the standard T-peel test at room temperature and at a crosshead speed of 254 mm/min. The peeled fracture surfaces were observed under optical microscope to identify the failure mechanism (adhesive or cohesive). A qualitative correlation was established between the adhesion strength and the injection molding parameters.

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