Originally Published MPMN May 2003
HOTLINEAdhesives Can Be Cured by Either Visible or UV Light
The polymer system has a fast cure rate with both types of light sources
|The UV10LC-12, developed by Master Bond, is used in bonding, sealing, coating, and casting operations.|
A one-component high-performance polymer system can be readily cured by exposure to either visible or UV light. The adhesive, called UV10LC-12 by its developer
Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ), is designed for bonding, sealing, coating, and casting applications. It exhibits excellent physical strength properties, toughness, and abrasion resistance. Service operating temperatures range from -80° to 250°F and the product can withstand repetitive thermal cycling as well as vibration and mechanical shock. UV10LC-12 fully meets USP Class VI specifications for use in medical applications.
The polymer system is 100% reactive and contains no solvents or other volatile agents. Depending upon the intensity of the light source, cure times range from a few seconds to less than a minute upon exposure. These cures are not air inhibited even when relatively low-intensity light sources are utilized.
UV10LC-12 adheres to a wide variety of similar and dissimilar substrates. These include glass, ceramic, metals, selected rubbers, ABS, acrylics, and polycarbonates. The product exhibits resistance to long-term exposure to water, salt solutions, and many other aggressive organic and inorganic chemicals. Extensive testing has confirmed its dimensional stability, according to the company.
The adhesive is available for use in pint, quart, gallon, and 5-gallon containers, as well as syringe applicators. It has a 6-month shelf life in unopened containers at 75°F.
Master Bond Inc., 154 Hobart St. Hackensack, NJ 7601; phone: 201/343-8983; fax: 201/343-2132; [email protected]; http://www.masterbond.com; James Brenner is the contact person
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