Product News: Adhesives & Sealants

Light Curable Adhesives provide cure confirmation.

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July 15, 2014 - Based on Encompass™ technology, Light Curable Adhesives incorporate See-Cure color-change and Ultra-Red™ fluorescing technologies. While in uncured state, adhesive with See-Cure technology is blue in color for verification of placement. As product cures with exposure to UV light, blue transitions to colorless for visual confirmation of cure. Products formulated with Ultra-Red™ technology fluoresce bright red under low-intensity black light, contrasting on plastics that naturally fluoresce blue.

Dymax Corp.

318 Industrial Lane, Torrington, CT, 06790, USA

Original Press Release

Speed Assembly Processes and Ensure Complete Cures with New Encompass(TM) Technology

Press release date: July 10, 2014

Torrington, Connecticut – Dymax adhesives formulated with new Encompass™ technology incorporate the company’s patented See-Cure color-change and Ultra-Red™ fluorescing technologies into one light-curable product.  As a result, manufacturers gain efficiencies from rapid, on-demand curing with easy cure confirmation and post-cure bond-line inspection.

While in an uncured state, an adhesive formulated with See-Cure technology is blue in color for easy verification of placement.  As the product cures with sufficient exposure to UV light, its blue color transitions to colorless and provides obvious visual confirmation that the adhesive is fully cured and the bond site secure.

Products formulated with Ultra-Red™ technology fluoresce bright red under low-intensity black light (365 nm), contrasting extremely well on plastics that naturally fluoresce blue in color (like PVC).  This allows manufacturers to incorporate automated or manual quality inspection to verify complete and accurate placement of the adhesive after cure.  Dymax is currently offering several medical-grade adhesives that are formulated with the new Encompass™ technology.

In addition to adhesives and coatings, Dymax also offers high-performance oligomers as well as a variety of dispensing and light-curing equipment.  The company’s products are perfectly matched to work seamlessly with each other, providing design engineers with tools to dramatically improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce costs.

For additional information, visit www.dymax.com or contact Dymax Application Engineering at info@dymax.com or 860-482-1010.  Dymax Corporation develops innovative oligomer, adhesive, coating, dispensing, and light-curing systems for applications in a wide range of markets.  Major markets include aerospace, appliance, automotive, electronics, industrial, medical device, and metal finishing.

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