materials are solventless, one part, room temperature stable
and are available in a range of viscosities and thixotropies as well as
a variety of cure options. UV and visible cure systems may be combined
with, or converted to, heat cure or two part/UV products.
can be used to harden exposed regions and heat or time to finish
shadowed or deep areas. Cure temperatures as low as 80o C are possible
and for epoxy chemistry; tack free coatings can be obtained in as little
as 5 minutes at 100o C.
cure” epoxy systems are options when opaque substrates are to
be bonded or as a means of achieving fast UV processing of epoxy adhesives,
with inexpensive CTECH lamps. For applications where weathering
is a concern ask for the “AY” additives package.
rules of thumb follow: vinyl systems are used for fastest
fixture and for direct sunlight exposure. Epoxy systems generate
the highest bond strengths through humidity, water immersion, temperature
ranges and contact with chemicals. These systems work for glass to glass,
metal, ceramic and some plastics.
|Firm bondlines, small to medium areas
(up to “tens” of square inches)
Large area structural bonds, laminations
Epoxies. Useful for all bonding situations. Usually chosen based on processing or subsequent environmental
9185 Series. Highly impact resistant; water white bondlines for glass
and many other materials.
4271 Series. No acrylic acid visible cure for laminating applications.
Tested for outdoor use.
7274-1 Fastest vinyl cure,
tack free surface, outside application
814-2 Optimized for delay
cure, universal bonder with excellent structural properties
7181-10 Series. For hard
coating, encapsulation, sealing
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