Product News: Adhesives & Sealants

Adhesives bond glass to glass, plastic, and metal.

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November 6, 2002 - Line of 9 adhesives used for glass assembly provide invisible bonds, high clarity and adhesion, and resistance to moisture and thermal cycling. Solvent-free glass bonders form acceptable coatings and seals for glass, plastic, and metal substrates. Formulated to cure in seconds when exposed to moderate intensity 365 nm wavelength UV light, bonders achieve full cure in 30 sec. Viscosities from moderate to non-flowing gels are available. Adhesives do not bond skin.

Dymax Corp.

318 Industrial Lane, Torrington, CT, 06790, USA

Original Press Release

Adhesives Bond Glass to Glass, Glass to Metal and Glass to Plastics in Seconds!

Press release date: September 26, 2002

A new line of nine adhesives for glass assembly, representing a wide range of properties, is now available from DYMAX Corporation. Applications include automotive glass and fixture assembly, glass headlamp sealing and bonding and trophy, glass furniture, lighting, stemware, crystal figurine, architectural glass, glass art and novelty bonding.

Key characteristics that make DYMAX glass bonders suitable for most applications include, invisible bonds, high clarity and adhesion, toughness, durability and resistance to moisture and thermal cycling. Though most applications require the joining of mating surfaces, DYMAX glass bonders form acceptable coatings and seals for most glass, plastic and metal substrates-The result is superior finished quality products.

Besides delivering the highest levels of strength, durability and appearance, DYMAX adhesives are formulated to cure in only a few seconds upon exposure to moderate intensity 365 nanometer wavelength UV light. Fast cures provide optimized productivity in automated and hand assembly processes. Additionally, DYMAX glass bonders do not cure until exposed to light to allow for precise positioning prior to bonding. Even under intensities as low as 10 mW/cm2 many of these adhesives are capable of full cures in as little as 30 seconds. They may even be cured using "black light".

Viscosities from moderate to non-flowing gels are available for easy dispensing. The products are 100% solvent-free, worker friendly and do not bond skin.

For more information, contact DYMAX Corporation, 51 Greenwoods Road, Torrington, CT 06790; Phone: 860-482-1010; Fax: 860-496-0608; Toll Free: 1-877-DYMAX-UV (1-877-396-2988); e-mail: info@dymax.com, or visit our website at www.dymax.com.

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