Epoxy Adhesive produces clear bond lines.

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Offering 55 min work life, UV-absorbing Araldite® AAY-8591 resin/HY-8591 hardener system cures after 60 min at 158°F, 20 min at 212°F, or 5 min at 302°F. With elevated temperature cure, it exhibits lap shear strength of ~2,200 psi and Shore hardness of 65D. Low-viscosity, easy-to-spread epoxy bonds glass to glass and metals to ceramics. It is suited for manufacturing welding helmets and other products in which UV transmission issues are important.

Original Press Release:

Huntsman Introduces UV-absorbing, Transparent Araldite® Epoxy Adhesive

LOS ANGELES, February 5, 2004 - A UV-absorbing epoxy adhesive specially formulated for bonding glass to glass, metal and ceramics is now available from Huntsman Advanced Materials. The transparent Araldite® adhesive is designed for use in manufacturing welding helmets and other products in which UV transmission issues are important. The low-viscosity, easy-to-spread epoxy is also ideal for general-bonding projects that require clear bondlines. It is well suited for glass and ceramic art restoration.

Designated Araldite AY-8591 resin/HY-8591 hardener epoxy system, the new adhesive features an extended 55-minute work life. The material cures after 60 minutes at 158°F (70°C), 20 minutes at 212°F (100°C) or five minutes @ 302°F (150°C). After an elevated temperature cure, Araldite AY-8591/HY-8591 epoxy system exhibits a lap shear strength of ~2,200 psi and a Shore hardness of 65D.

For more information about the new UV-absorbing epoxy adhesive, contact: Maria Pate, Huntsman Advanced Materials LLC, 5121 San Fernando Road West, Los Angeles, CA 90039, 818-247-6210, E-mail: adhesives_group@huntsman.com. Or log-on to the website at: www.araldite.com.

Huntsman Advanced Materials is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of advanced epoxy, polyurethane and methacrylate adhesives as well as epoxy resins, coating systems, electrical insulating materials, optronics, pre-production solutions and structural composites. Its end-use markets include the aerospace, automotive, electronics, electrical generation, recreation and appliance industries. The combined Huntsman group companies constitute the world's largest privately held chemical company with more than 15,000 employees, operations in 30 countries and annual revenues of approximately $9 billion.

Araldite is a registered trademark of Huntsman LLC or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.

Kathy Avery
Avery Communications

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