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Description

Dymax UV Light Curing adhesives for plastic, metal and glass bonding cure in seconds upon exposure to ultraviolet light and/or visible light, even through UV blocked plastics. A solvent-free, worker-friendly plastic adhesive forms high-strength, environmentally resistant bonds to plastics and other substrates, including polycarbonate, PVC, phenolic, acrylic (PMMA), metal, glass and ceramic. Because plastic adhesives bond so many different substrates, they are exceptional adhesives for bonding dissimilar materials, something that cannot be done with traditional welding methods and other types of adhesives. Typical UV plastic adhesive applications include display case construction, automotive headlamp assembly, novelty bonding, sign assembly, adhering light fixtures and awards and plastic package assembly.

“It became clear at an early stage that a UV and visible light cure adhesive was the only way to do the job. It would give us the opportunity to apply, assemble and inspect at our leisure so we could ensure full coverage and no bubbles. We were able to then wipe off any excess after adjustment and light cure in seconds so we could move on to assemble the next block almost instantly and with full confidence in the integrity of the work we were building up.” – Alex Abbott, Dauphin Restoration Ltd

Please see our page dedicated to Dymax UV light curing adhesives for glass bonding.

Features & Benefits

  • Bond in seconds
  • Cures with UV and/or visible light
  • Suitable for a variety of plastic, metal and glass substrates
  • Suitable for bonding dissimilar substrates together
  • Blue and red fluorescing formulations for improved inspection and quality control
  • See-Cure versions provide confirmation of correct application and cure
  • Solvent free
  • Environmentally friendly

Substrates

Download the full Dymax industrial adhesives selector guide to determine which adhesive(s) is compatible with your substrates, or contact us for advice.

Substrate Chemical name Registered Trademark
ABS Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene Lustran ®, Terluran ®, Cycalloy ®
FR4 Epoxy Fibreglass
LDPE Low-Density Polythene
PA Polyamide Nylon*
PBT Poly (butylene terephthalate) Valox*
PC Polycarbonate Makrolon ®, Lexan®, Apec®, Calibre®
PEI Polytherimide Ultem®
PES Polyester Sulfone Ultrason®, Udel®
PETG® Copolyester Easter®
PI Polyimide Kapton®
PMMA Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Acrylic, Plexiglass®, Perspex®, Cryolite®
PP Polypropylene
POP Poly (Phenylene Oxide) Noryl®
PPS Poly (Phenylene Sulfide) Ryton®
PS Polystyrene Novacor®, Styron®
PSU Polysulfone Ultrason®
PUR Polyurethane
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
SAN Styrene-acrylonitrile Lustran®
AI Aluminium
CU Copper

® Registered trademarks and trademarks acknowledged.

Selector Guide

Adhesive Applications Adhesive features
Most popular products
Dymax 3013
DYM 3013
Bonding transparent or translucent acrylic, metal, polycarbonate, PVC alloys, ABS, polyurethane and polystyrene Resilient; general purpose; low viscosity; moisture resistant; flexible; dispenses easily and cures quickly for precise quantity and placement of adhesive; built-in fluorescence provides a method to insure in-line quality control utilizing optical scanners
Dymax 3069
DYM 3069
Electrical bonding; potting; wire harness assembly; bonds to polycarbonate, PVC, polyurethane, PET Low stress; clear; environmentally resistant; adheres to most surfaces; good for flexible and rigid substrates
Dymax 3099
DYM 3099
Bonding clear and translucent acrylic, PMMA, polycarbonate, PVC alloys, and polyurethane. Bonding point-of-sale plastics Resilient adhesive with excellent adhesion to acrylic (PMMA). Clear, low viscosity UV cured adhesive produces clear, bubble-free bond lines. Can be cured with LED curing lamps.
Dymax 6-621
DYM 6-621
Dymax 6-621-GEL
DYM 6-621-GEL
Glass/metal bonding to phenolic and filled plastics High tensile strength; suited for rigid adhesive applications; clear, hard bonds; cures with UV light or heat
Dymax 500-E-REV-A
DYM 500-E-REV-A
Suitable for gaps <0.001 to 0.020, suitable for plastics, glass metals, ferrite bonding, magnet bonding and motor assembly Cure of Dymax Multi-Cure® adhesives (600 and 800 series adhesives) in areas not able to see light or heat, strong structural bonds, fixtures in seconds, solvent-free
Dymax 501-E-REV-A
DYM 501-E-REV-A
Suitable for gaps <0.001 to 0.020, suitable for plastics, glass metals, ferrite bonding, magnet bonding and motor assembly Cure of Dymax Multi-Cure® adhesives (600 and 800 series adhesives) in areas not able to see light or heat, strong structural bonds, fixtures in seconds, solvent-free
See-Cure Adhesive Technology
Dymax 3225-T-SC
DYM 3225-T-SC
Appliance assembly; plastics assembly; plastics lamination; metal-to-plastic bonding See-Cure adhesives appear blue when dispensed and become clear when fully cured. This allows users to know where the adhesive has been applied, as well as if the adhesive is fully cured; flexible; multi-substrate adhesion
Dymax 3220-SC
DYM 3220-SC
Dymax 3220-GEL-SC
DYM 3220-GEL-SC
Bonding and laminating plastics including PVC, PC, ABS, PET, PEBA, and PU See-Cure adhesives appear blue when dispensed and become clear when fully cured. This allows users to know where the adhesive has been applied, as well as if the adhesive is fully cured; flexible
Dymax 3221-SC
DYM 3221-SC
Bonding and laminating plastics including PMMA, PVC, PC, PU, PA, PET, and ABS See-Cure adhesives appear blue when dispensed and become clear when fully cured. This allows users to know where the adhesive has been applied, as well as if the adhesive is fully cured; flexible; multi-substrate adhesion
Other plastic bonders
Dymax 3401
DYM 3401
Plastic bonder with secondary moisture cure – designed for rapid bonding of a wide variety of plastic and metal substrates and is ideally suited for PC and ABS bonding applications Superior bond strength and formulated with a UV/Visible light and secondary ambient moisture-cure system for curing in shadow areas. Moisture and thermal resistant, low shrinkage, fluoresces blue under low-intensity black light” for easy in-line inspection. Can be cured with LED curing lamps.”
Dymax 3113-UR
DYM 3113-UR
Bonding and sealing, plastic window bonding, appliance and plastics assembly Ultra-Red fluorescing; resilient; general purpose; moisture resistant; adhesion to a wide variety of substrates and plastics
Dymax 3130-UR
DYM 3130-UR
Appliance bonding and assembly, plastic housings, displays Very fast curing plastic bonder; moisture resistant; can be cured with LED curing lamps; Ultra-Red fluorescing
Dymax 3169-UR
DYM 3169-UR
Flexible lamination, plastic housing assembly and bonding, loud speaker assembly Ultra-Red fluorescing; flexibility for laminating and plastics bonding; adhesion to a wide range of plastics and substrates
Dymax 3021
DYM 3021
High strength UV epoxy; bonds glass, various plastics and most metals Low shrinkage (<0.2%); resists yellowing; maintains dimensions with minimal degradation of strength when thermally cycled; cures fully in seconds upon UV/visible light exposure, but heating the cured product to 150°C for 1 hour will increase the Tg to 100°C and may further improve bond strength. Can be cured with LED curing lamps.
Dymax 3030
DYM 3030
Plastic housing assemblies; appliance, auto and aerospace assemblies Ultra fast-cure for wide variety of plastic substrates; formulated for fast on-demand cure with LED curing lamps.
Dymax 3031
DYM 3031
Plastic housing assemblies; appliance, auto and aerospace assemblies High adhesion; designed for rapid bonding of a wide range of plastic substrates; formulated for fast on-demand cure with LED curing lamps.
Dymax 3072
DYM 3072
Electrical potting and sealing; bonds to PBT, Valox®, metal, glass, PVC, SAN, PS and K-Resin® UV and/or visible light curing; dispenses easily to allow for precise quantity and placement of adhesive; bonds generally exceed the strength of substrates bonded, including PVC alloys, which resist most other bonding methods. Can be cured with LED curing lamps.
Dymax 3081
DYM 3081
Sealing PVC clamshell packages Strong bonds to thermoformed PVC
Dymax 3083
DYM 3083
Sealing PET & R-PET clamshell packages Strong bonds to thermoformed PET and R-PET
Dymax 3086
DYM 3086
Packaging; bonds to SAN, ABS, CAP, MBS, acrylic, glass, ceramic and metal Very fast; structural strength adhesive; hard, rigid bonds; UL94 V-0 flame class rating
Dymax 3094
DYM 3094
Bonding display cases, shelves; laminating plastic sheets; packaging; bonds to acrylic, ABS, styrene, polycarbonate, polyurethane UV light and/or visible light curing; dispenses easily and cures quickly for precise quantity and placement of adhesive; bonds generally exceed the strength of substrates bonded, including PVC alloys, which resist most other bonding methods

Other Information

See how Dymax 6-621, Dymax 3099 and Dymax 3225-T-SC work as part of real applications in these UV curing adhesives Case Studies:

Case Study Dymax 429 Smith of Derby web Fast curing metal bonding solution for Ford Components

A machining and component manufacturing application to bond metal parts efficiently with a minimal bond line on a production scale level.

 Case Study - Dymax Ultra Light-Weld 3099 Dauphin Restoration Acrylic bonding – when it absolutely must look right

A UV adhesive and curing application that required a quick, clear and clean finish.

 Case Study - Dymax 3225-T-SC Brandon Medical UV adhesive cures time problem for Brandon Medical Ltd

Timing of production processes have been reduced and the opportunity for better quality control measures are aided by Dymax See-Cure technology.

All Downloads

Filename Size Download
Dymax Industrial Adhesives Selector Guide 4.83MB
Acrylic bonding – when it absolutely must look right 1.19MB
UV adhesive cures time problem for Brandon Medical Ltd 1.52MB
Fast curing metal bonding solution for Ford Components 1.11MB
  • Last updated: October 2017
  • Version: 8.2

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.