Description

Opti-tec™ 5054-T is a two component, thixotropic, heat curing epoxy. It is formulated for very high temperature resistance and can operate up to 350°C for short periods. Its structure gives the material outstanding environmental resistance including super heated steam at 135°C. Opti-tec 5054-T finds applications in fibre optics where superior thermal and environmental resistance is required. With a simple 1:1 mix ratio, it is supplied in a convenient side-by-side double syringe cartridge, complete with static mixing nozzles.

Opti-tec 5054-T is a high viscosity version of Opti-tec 5054.

Features & Benefits

  • Can withstand high temperature steam autoclaving and operate for short periods up to 350°C
  • Very long pot life of 12 hours after mixing
  • High surface energy allowing it to readily wet glass optical fibres. It develops strong adhesion to most materials used in fibre optics and optics, including metals, ceramics, glass and most plastics.
  • Low shrinkage on cure, which reduces internal stresses within the bond
  • Excellent impact and thermal shock resistance, with low internal stresses
  • High glass transition temperature results in excellent high temperature performance and creep resistance
  • Very high resistance to moisture, vapours and most chemicals.
  • Low outgassing and low vapour pressure – ideal sealing material for electronic and optical applications
  • May be gelled at 80°C prior to full cure

Applications

  1. High temperature, high performance bonding and sealing
  2. Endoscope manufacture and repair
  3. Electronics repair

Specifications

Typical Properties
Mix ratio 1:1 resin to hardener
Mixed viscosity 15 Pa.s (15,000 cps)
Colour Amber
Pot life 12 hours @ 23°C
(4g mixed)
Cure schedule Bondline temperature
80°C
135°C
150°C
Time
2 hours – pre-cure gel (optional)
30 mins
15 mins
Note: Optimal cured properties are achieved by curing for 15 minutes at a bondline temperature of 150°C. Whilst lower cure temperatures are quoted, they are not recommended for best performance.
Cured properties
(15 minutes @ 150°C)
Glass transition temperature (Tg) >140°C
Density 1.25
Hardness, Shore D 92
Temperature range -60 to 250°C
Modulus 2 GPa
Shrinkage on cure <3.5%
CTE 55 ppm/°C
Shelf life 12 months in original sealed containers

Other Information

Our Technical Bulletins page has links to:

  1. Technical Bulletin: Instructions: 50ml Side-by-Side Double Syringe Cartridges

Ordering Information

Packaging
Opti-tec 5054-T is available in a convenient side-by-side double syringe cartridge.

The OPT5054-T-50KIT contains a 50 gram cartridge of epoxy, a Syringe Gun and three static mixing nozzles. It is ideal for product evaluations or small quantity users.

Part number Description
OPT5054-T-50G 50 gram double syringe cartridge
IDM805050 Syringe Gun
IDM2N10 Static mixing nozzle (pkg 10)
OPT5054-T-50KIT Contains 50 gram cartridge of epoxy, a Syringe Gun and three static mixing nozzles

For best results, store away from amines, acids, oxidising materials and strong alkalis. Static electricity and formation of sparks must be prevented and should avoid excessive heat for prolonged periods of time. Store in accordance with local regulations. Keep only in the original container. Keep container upright and tightly closed, in a cool, well-ventilated place. Protect containers from damage. Bund storage facilities to prevent soil and water pollution in the event of spillage. The storage area floor should be leak-tight, jointless and not absorbent.

All Downloads

Filename Size Download
Double Syringe Cartridge Instructions 0.19MB
How Much Adhesive Will I need? 0.12MB
  • Last updated: July 2019
  • Version: 2.4

Statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable but they are not to be construed in any manner as warrantees expressed or implied. The user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.