Opti-tec 5053-F-A High Temperature Fast Cure Epoxy Adhesive for Fibre Optic Terminating

Opti-tec 5053-F-A

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Description

Opti-tec 5053-F-A is a two component, low viscosity, heat curing epoxy designed for high temperature applications. It is especially well suited to fibre optic terminating, where optical fibres are “pot and polished” into connectors or ferrules.

Opti-tec 5053-F-A is an improved and fast cure version of Opti-tec 5053.

 

Fibre Optic Termination

Features & Benefits

  • High surface energy and low viscosity allows it to readily wet and wick between optical fibres. It develops strong adhesion to most materials used in fibre optics and optics, including metals, ceramics, glass and most plastics.
  • High glass transition temperature results in excellent high temperature performance and creep resistance
  • Resists moisture, vapours and most chemicals. It features low outgassing and low vapour pressure, making it an ideal sealing material for electronic and optical applications.
  • Colour change upon cure, going from clear to deep translucent red.
  • Specially formulated to have very low skin sensitivity
  • Long pot life and good handling characteristics
  • Used for Telcordia GR-326-CORE compliant assemblies (General Requirements for Singlemode Optical Connectors and Jumper Assemblies – formerly Bellcore), where its high Tg and environmental robustness allow the termination to meet the specification. Note: optimal cure schedule required.

Applications

  1. Fibre optic terminating
  2. Endoscope manufacture and repair
  3. Optoelectronics
  4. High temperature, high performance bonding
  5. Electronic sealing

Specifications

Typical Properties
Mix ratio 8:1 resin to hardener
Mix viscosity 500-2,000 cps
Surface tension 42-44 mN/m
Pot life 4 hours @ 23°C
(4g mixed)
Cure schedule Bondline temperature
85°C
105°C
125°C
Time
15 mins
5 mins
2 mins
Note: Optimal cured properties are achieved by curing for 5 minutes at a bondline temperature of 120°C. Whilst lower cure temperatures are quoted, they are not recommended for best performance.
Optimum cured properties
(5 minutes @ 120°C)
Refractive index 1.55
Glass transition temperature (Tg) >100°C
Density 1.15
Hardness, Shore D 85
Temperature range -60 to 200°C
Modulus 1 GPa
CTE 55 ppm/°C
Average between 0°C and 100°C
Adhesive properties
Lap shear (Al/Al) 11 MPa (@ 23°C)
Shelf life 12 months in original sealed containers

Other Information

Our Technical Bulletins page has links to:

  1. Technical Bulletin: Operator Sensitisation from Fibre Optic Epoxies

Ordering Information

OPT 5053-F-A is available in twinpacks or in bulk.

Twinpack packaging Twinpack packaging instructions

The twinpack is a clear film sachet, with the resin and hardener separated by a removable clip and rail divider. Click here for instructions on how to mix twinpacks.

Standard twinpack size is 4g total weight. OPT 5053-F-A twinpack sachets are packaged in quantities of 5, sealed into a protective aluminium foil pouch.

Part number Description
OPT5053-F-A-4G 5 x 4g twinpack sachets
OPT5053-F-A-450G 450g kit
OPT5053-F-A-900G 900g kit

All Downloads

Filename Size Download
Operator Sensitisation from Fibre Optic Epoxies 0.11MB
Twinpack Mixing Instructions 0.28MB
Bulk Mixing Materials Instructions 0.16MB
How Much Adhesive Will I need? 0.12MB
  • Last updated: August 2016
  • Version: 4.0

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.