FIP/CIP Gasket provides cure confirmation.

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Bright blue in its uncured state, GA-140-SC UV/Vis light-curable, Form-In-Place (FIP) and Cure-In-Place (CIP) gasket enables automated vision systems and manual operations to confirm placement prior to cure. As product cures with sufficient exposure, color transitions to clear. This See-Cure technology provides visual confirmation that adhesive is fully cured and bond site is secure. Product bonds to metals, glass, and most plastics and is resistant to chemicals and moisture.

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FIP/CIP Gasket with See-Cure Technology Provides Cure Confirmation

Excellent Bond Strength to Metals, Glass, and Plastics

Torrington, Connecticut – Dymax has introduced GA-140-SC, a UV/Visible light-curable, Form-In-Place and Cure-In-Place gasket.  Formulated with patented See-Cure technology, GA-140-SC is bright blue in an uncured state, enabling automated vision systems and manual operations to confirm placement prior to cure.  As the product cures with sufficient exposure, its blue color transitions to clear and provides obvious visual confirmation that the adhesive is fully cured and the bond site is secure.

GA-140-SC demonstrates excellent bond strength to metals, glass, and most plastics.  It’s typically used in sealing applications on fuel cell plates and stacks, automotive door handle and side-mirror assemblies, and appliance housings, as well as in critical electronic assembly and device applications.  The material is resistant to high-temperature and high-moisture environments while maintaining superior adhesion and flexibility.  It exhibits low shrinkage, resulting in reduced stress on the fuel cell plate, stack housing, appliance housing, or electronic assembly.

This chemical- and moisture-resistant gasket is formulated to be tack free, yet soft and flexible, with low outgassing after cure.  It can be dispensed in intricate and complex configurations with the added benefit of in-line curing which allows for increased production speed and reduced inventories.  The material cures on demand, eliminating the need for racking slow-curing alternatives and the waste associated with poorly fitting or improperly aligned die-cut gaskets.

For additional information, visit or contact Dymax Application Engineering at 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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