Adhesive/Sealant bonds most plastics.

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MRC 04-1348 UV/Visible light curing adhesive/sealant is based on aliphatic urethane acrylate chemistry. It cures in 2 to 5 seconds with UV light to form bonds that are optically clear and resistant to yellowing, moisture, and some solvents. MRC 04-1348 is semi-thixotropic at 25 deg C, cures to 40 to 50 Shore D, and has operating temperature of -40 to 130 deg C. Transparent liquid is suitable for clear bonds to glass or clear plastic.



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Mereco Introduces MRC-04-1348 Combination UV/Visible Light Curable Adhesive/Sealant For Bonding Most Plastics


March 15, 2002

Mereco (Metachem Resins Corporation) a unit of Mereco Technologies Group Companies Inc., has introduced MRC 04-1348, a novel UV/Visible light curing resin for bonding most plastics.

- Cures with UV light in 2-5 seconds
- Based on aliphatic urethane acrylate chemistry
- Semi-thixotropic at 25 deg C
- Transparent liquid is excellent for clear bonds to glass or clear plastic
- Excellent operating temperature range of -40 deg C to 130 deg C
- Water absorption of 1.2%
- Cures to 40 - 50 Shore D
- Excellent bonds to polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, polycarbonate, and ABS.

Mereco (Metachem Resins Corporation) a unit of Mereco Technologies Group Companies, founded in 1960, is a West Warwick, RI based ISO 9001 certified specialty chemical manufacturer and formulator of polymer resins, epoxies, urethanes, silicones, electrically conductive, and other advanced adhesives and coatings for electronics, aerospace, and industrial applications. For more information contact Mereco at (401) 822-9300.

MERECO MRC 04-1348

UV/Visible Light Curable Adhesive/Sealant for Bonding Most Plastics

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Mereco MRC 04-1348 is a part of a new class of Mereco UV/Visible Light curing adhesive/sealants designed to form very high strength bonds to plastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, polycarbonate and ABS. It is particularly suited to
plastic laminating applications. Mereco MRC 04-1348 bonds are optically clear, resistant to yellowing, to moisture and some solvents. The light sensitivity of Mereco MRC 04-1348 allows it to be used with UV stabilized, translucent, or colored substrates.

UNCURED PROPERITIES

Composition Aliphatic Urethane Acrylate/Monomer Blend
Viscosity Semi-Thixotropic at 250 deg C
Appearance Transparent liquid with slight yellow tint
Specific Gravity 1.1-1.2@25 deg C
Flash point 2000 deg F
Toxicity Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet
Shelf Life 1 Year when properly stored in a cool place

CURED PROPERTIES

Durometer 40 - 50 Shore D
Water Absorption 1.2% (24 hour immersion)
Elongation 150%

CURING INFORMATION

UV Intensity 0.2 J/cm2
Substrates plastic to plastic
Bond Gap 0.5 - 2.0 mils
Cure Time 2 - 5 seconds

STORAGE AND HANDLING
Mereco MRC 04-1348 is a blend of Aliphatic Urethane Acrylate and Monomer. Keep stored in the original container at temperatures from 0 deg C to 25 deg C. The product is uniform when packaged. Read material safety data sheets before handling. Keep containers closed when not in use. Effective ventilation is necessary. Goggles, gloves and protective clothing should be worn during handling or exposure. Refer to the product MSDS for more
information.

Availability and Order Information

Mereco MRC 04-7348 is available as a single-component kit. Mereco 04-1348 is available in syringes and 1 liter bottles. Larger package sizes can be made available on request.

Packaging Sizes & Types

Syringes 3cc, 5cc, 10cc, 30cc, 55cc
Liters

Ordering Information
When ordering, specify the name, number, letter designation, color, quantity, container size and packaging form. The order should be placed with the Mereco order entry department at 1-800-556-7164 by fax to (401) 822-9311 , or by email to info@mereco.com. Mail to the address listed on this bulletin. The minimum order size is $100.00. Evaluation kits are available for $40.00. The $40.00 fee will be credited against the first order for the product.

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