Product News: Adhesives & Sealants

Soft Light-Curable Adhesive bonds COC/COP film laminates.

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July 9, 2014 - Soft and flexible with durometer of A58, 1072-M MD® will cure in less than 3 seconds after exposure to LED or broad-spectrum UV light. Adhesive has viscosity of 1,000 cP for optimized wetting, making it suitable for interfacial bonding requirements. Product is ISO 10993-5 Cytotoxicity approved and suitable for bonding cyclic olefin polymers/copolymers used in point-of-care device industry.

Dymax Corp.

318 Industrial Lane, Torrington, CT, 06790, USA

Original Press Release

Soft Light-Curable Adhesive Offers Excellent Adhesion to COC Laminate Film

Press release date: June 26, 2014

Cyclic olefin polymers/copolymers (COP/COC) have become popular choices in the point-of-care device industry because of their many advantages including high strength, hardness, low water absorption, and excellent biocompatibility. Dymax Corporation’s 1072-M MD® adhesive is a new UV/broad-spectrum-cured adhesive specifically designed for bonding COC/COP film laminates and other difficult-to-bond-to polymers.

Designed to be LED optimized, 1072-M will cure in less than 3 seconds after exposure to LED or broad-spectrum UV light.  Optimal cure time can be achieved by using this product in conjunction with a Dymax LED light-curing system, designed to provide users with significant advantages over conventional lamp-curing systems including cooler curing temperatures, more consistent cure results, lower intensity degradation over time, lower energy consumption, and reduced costs.

1072-M is soft and flexible with a durometer of A58.  It also has a viscosity of 1,000 cP for improved wetting, making it ideally suited for interfacial bonding requirements.  The product is ISO 10993-5 Cytotoxicity approved.

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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