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Polytec PT Thermally Conductive Adhesives in Cartridges
We have a range of Polytec PT thermally conductive adhesives in side-by-side cartridges for manual processing. Polytec TC 406, TC 411 and TC 422 are two-component epoxies that cure at room temperature and are used for thermal management in electronics, hybrid technology, sensor technology and power engineering.
IRS 2129-1 Rubber Modified Epoxy Adhesive
IRS 2129-1 Rubber Modified Epoxy Adhesive is a high performance black resin system. It is designed for the bonding of dissimilar materials, and is particularly suited to bonding rubber or bonding rubberised surfaces.
IRS 2125 High Performance Flexible Epoxy Adhesive
IRS 2125 Flexible Epoxy Adhesive is a high performance black resin system. Its combination of flexibility and high adhesive strength lends itself to many high technology bonding, sealing and insulating applications.
Water white optically clear epoxy adhesive
Opti-tec 5013 high performance, two-part epoxy is a water white optically clear general adhesive for bonding glass, ceramics, plastics and metals as well as some optical and opto-electronic applications. It ensures strong, clear structural bonds, including for repair and restoration where aesthetics are a priority. It can also be used for small volume potting and […]
Opti-tec 5001 Optical Epoxy Adhesive
Opti-tec 5001 is a two component, very low viscosity epoxy with very high optical clarity. It is designed for potting, encapsulation and adhesion of components where high optical clarity, good wetting and low viscosity are important.
Opti-tec 5007 Clear Epoxy Adhesive for Optics
Opti-tec 5007 is a two component, low viscosity clear epoxy adhesive with a two hour pot life, capable of curing within 20 minutes at 75°C. Opti-tec 5007 has excellent sealing and bonding characteristics due to its viscosity and wetting properties. Cured material has high shock and impact resistance with outstanding chemical, moisture and thermal resistance.
Epoxy adhesives & potting compounds for specialist applications
The new Polytec PT brochure offers information on specialist epoxy resin adhesives and potting compounds for electronics, electrical engineering, optical and medical industries. It details high strength optically transparent epoxies, including formulations with flexibility in the Shore A range. Medical device manufacturers will find products which are biocompatible and tested to USP Class VI. These materials […]
Jetting of silver filled epoxy adhesive
Precision application of silver filled epoxies can present challenges, as they are typically high viscosity and heavily filled. If you are facing this challenge, have a look at the new video on our YouTube channel, which shows Liquidyn’s jetting technology tackling this job – yes, it is possible to jet silver epoxy down to 350µm diameter deposits with […]
Opti-tec 5053 High Temperature Epoxy Adhesive
Opti-tec 5053 High Temperature Epoxy Adhesive is a two component, low viscosity, heat curing epoxy designed for high temperature applications. It is well suited to fibre optic terminating, where optical fibres are “pot and polished” into connectors or ferrules.
IRS 2126 Fast Cure Flexible Epoxy Adhesive
IRS 2126 Fast Cure Flexible Epoxy Adhesive is a high performance, thixotropic black resin system. Its combination of flexibility and high adhesive strength lends itself to many high technology bonding applications.
Opti-tec 5006 Optically Clear ISO 10993 Epoxy Adhesive
Opti-tec 5006 is a two component, medium viscosity epoxy with high optical clarity. It has a fast room temperature cure, which can be accelerated by heating. Opti-tec 5006 is designed for potting, encapsulation and adhesion of components where high optical clarity, good wetting and medium viscosity are important.
Rubber modified epoxy adhesive bonds dissimilar materials
adhere IRS 2129 Rubber Modified Epoxy Adhesive is a high performance black rubber modified resin system, designed for the bonding of dissimilar materials with differing rates of thermal expansion to provide a tough and resilient joint. This includes many substrates, including rubber, found in applications such as electronics, electrical and other specialist component assemblies, e.g. automotive […]
Opti-tec 5054 High Temperature Epoxy Adhesive
Opti-tec 5054 High Temperature Epoxy Adhesive has outstanding environmental resistance and is useful in fibre optic terminations which require superior thermal and environmental resistance.
Flexible epoxy adhesive – long term adhesion at the V&A museum
We’re proud to have contributed to the Tiki Love Truck, a prominent exhibit in a major new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and one of the best-known creations of British artist Carrie Reichardt – whose work we wrote about recently. Disobedient Objects opened on 26th July at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 […]
Autoclavable adhesive/encapsulant for optical and medical applications with USP Class VI
Polytec EP 630 is a two-part epoxy adhesive which provides excellent high temperature, chemical, electrical and moisture resistance. Especially designed for applications in the semiconductor, medical, hybrid, piezo, fibre optics, HV and UHV applications, it has an excellent adhesion to silicon, glass, metal, ceramic, ferrite and most plastics and can be used as a low viscosity adhesive, […]
New video for precision two-part dispensing
Our friends at ViscoTec have just added a new video showing the preeflow eco-DUO450, which can meter, mix and dispense two-part materials (like epoxy adhesives) with great accuracy and repeatability.
Opti-tec 5054-T High Temperature Thixotropic Epoxy Adhesive
Opti-tec 5054-T High Temperature Thixotropic Epoxy Adhesive is a two component, thixotropic, heat curing epoxy formulated for very high temperature resistance and can operate up to 350°C for short periods.
Versatile, general purpose, industrial epoxy adhesives available next day
IRS 2111 All-Purpose Epoxy Adhesive and IRS 2112 Fast Curing General Purpose Epoxy Adhesive are versatile and simple to use two part industrial epoxy adhesives which can be used for bonding, sealing and structural support applications. They are supplied in convenient side by side syringe cartridges for efficient mixing and application, and are supported by […]
Opti-tec 5012 Low Viscosity, Clear Epoxy Adhesive / Encapsulant
Opti-tec 5012 is a two component, low viscosity epoxy with very high optical clarity. It is designed for potting, encapsulation and adhesion of components where high optical clarity, good wetting and low viscosity are important.
Opti-tec 5013 Optically Clear, Fast Cure Epoxy Adhesive for Glass and Glass/Metal Bonding
Optic-tec 5013 Optically Clear, Fast Cure Epoxy Adhesive is designed as a structural adhesive, or for small potting and encapsulation projects where optical clarity, good wetting and medium viscosity are important.
We stick urban art together
Modern art is such an integral part of life, the interweb and everything, that some exciting projects are taking place – perhaps where they always have – at the borders between the street and the gallery. So it is even more interesting to find this kind of project dependant upon an advanced flexible epoxy adhesive […]
We will be at the MEDTEC 2011 show this week
This week, we will exhibiting at MEDTEC UK in April (6-7th) at the NEC. Along with UV, cyanoacrylate and epoxy adhesives, we will showing UV curing equipment, dispensing, application and mixing equipment. This will include the THINKY mixing range, a Fisnar benchtop dispensing robot and a DYMAX LED Prime UVA spot curing lamp demonstrating the fast curing of medical grade, ISO […]
Araldite AV 170 replaces Araldite AV 119
Araldite AV 119 is a very popular, single component, heat cure, toughened epoxy adhesive. However, due to a number of changes (including legislation and regulation) it has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible to supply. We recommend that you look at Araldite AV 170 instead. Araldite AV 170 is a multipurpose, one component heat curing thixotropic […]
Repair of relics and artefacts – clear epoxy
The press is full today with news of the seemingly botched repair of the beard on the burial mask of King Tutankhamen, the boy Pharaoh who ruled Egypt from 1332 to 1323 BC. It seems that the beard, having fallen off, was re-affixed with an epoxy adhesive (probably the quick cure “5 minute” stuff which you find […]
How to degas a syringe using a THINKY ARE-250 mixing and degassing machine
How to degas a syringe using a THINKY mixing and degassing machine is a visual guide to removing air from syringe packaged materials. Suitable for degassing materials from low to high viscosity the THINKY ARE-250 can also uniformly mix your compound, epoxy, adhesive, silicone, paste, powder or other material before being decanted into syringes and degassed ready […]
Opti-tec 5053-F-A High Temperature Fast Cure Epoxy Adhesive for Fibre Optic Terminating
Opti-tec 5053-F-A is a low viscosity, heat curing epoxy designed for high temperature applications. It is especially well suited to fibre optic terminating.
Araldite 2011 bonds record beating eco-car
The TIM 05 demonstrates the possibilities of making a vehicle using environmentally sustainable components, weighing just 27kg and running on bio-ethanol fuel. The body is made of a sandwich of polystyrene and silk reinforced with carbon, and the chassis is made from unidirectional carbon and foam laminate. Araldite 2011, a two component epoxy adhesive, was used […]
Technical Bulletins Hands-on technical information to help you get the best out of your processes. How Much Adhesive Will I Need? Calculating how much material is needed for an application can be tricky. This Technical Bulletin includes a link to our Adhesive Usage Calculator and aims to guide users on how to calculate the required […]
The latest in thermally conductive adhesives
New developments and applications in energy and electrical engineering can require ever higher levels of thermal conductivity – hence our partners Polytec PT are developing the next generation of thermally conductive two-part epoxy adhesives. These new high performance adhesives offer excellent thermal conductivity, so enhancing the effectiveness of heat paths found in applications such as LED […]
The art of epoxies – ceramic tile bonding
The fields of art and industry are increasingly converging, a fact that we can ably demonstrate from a long-standing relationship with one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists, to whom we supply epoxy adhesives from our adhere IRS range. Carrie Reichardt describes herself as a “renegade potter, craftivist and anarchist”. Working from a mosaic-covered studio in Chiswick […]
Medical Device Assembly
We supply a wide range of ISO 10993 and USP Class VI medical device adhesives and protective materials – and the associated dispensing and curing equipment – for bonding, coating, sealing and masking of plastics, metal, ceramics, glass, and other substrates commonly used in the medical device assembly industry. Our range is designed to help […]
We get stuck into the Love Truck
The problem involved a painted steel substrate, hand placed glass/ceramic tiles, substrate flexing and widely varying vibration over extended periods in outdoor conditions – in short a Tiki Love Truck! An unusual project even for us, but nonetheless as it proved, well within the capabilities of the adhere IRS 2125 Flexible Epoxy Adhesive. The project […]
New brochure – medical device assembly adhesives, protective materials and processing equipment
Our ISO 10993 and USP Class VI adhesives and protective materials – and associated dispensing and curing equipment – are the subject of a new brochure. The range has been built to help you achieve vital process reliability, repeatability and validation. Products featured include DYMAX medical grade adhesives, coatings and masking materials, Opti-tec epoxy adhesives, […]
Pushing the boat out
An aluminium speedboat, built by the Dutch company Silvestris Haute Motive Concepts, is making use of structural bonding technology from Huntsman Advanced Materials. Martin de Bruijn, a designer at Silvestris, reveals that the design practices and lightweight materials used mean that the 23-foot boat weighs just 1500kg. The light weight is based on an aluminium […]
We are exhibiting at Mediplas 2012 – medical device plastics and assembly
Next month, September 25-26, we will be exhibiting at Mediplas at the NEC, Birmingham. Mediplas is a new focused event for the highly specialised area of manufacturing plastic parts for the medical industry. The exhibition will cover all areas of the medical plastics supply chain – including design and prototyping, materials, clean room machinery (extrusion and […]
Araldite adhesives bond racing car wing
Araldite® adhesives have been selected by Norma Auto Concept Engineering to bond the components of a rear wing for a prototype sports car. Founded in 1984 by Norbert Santos and Marc Doucet, whose names make up the brand name ‘Norma’ Auto Concept Engineering, the French-based business manufactures prototype vehicles for a range of racing, endurance […]
What’s New Handheld Diaphragm Dispensing Valves The IDMHDV-130 Handheld diaphragm dispensing valve is a single, air actuating, diaphragm valve with spring closure in a handheld format to allow manual application of a variety of fluids. It is also available in a lever-actuated format – the IDMHDV-120 Lever operated handheld diaphragm valve. Relyon Plasma Piezobrush PZ2-i […]
Thermally Conductive Adhesives from Polytec PT
Polytec PT offers a range of high technology, thermally conductive adhesives. The products are two-part and single-part epoxy systems designed for all applications where heat transfer is essential, including heat-sinking and ceramic packaging.
Araldite 2000+ Structural Adhesives for Engineering
Araldite® 2000 PLUS is a portfolio of structural adhesives designed for complex plastic and metal-based applications.
Sea lion studies with Araldite 2012
Very little is known about the diving behaviour of young sea lions who flourish on the Galapagos islands – which is where Araldite® 2012 comes in. Araldite 2012 was found to be the best adhesive to attach recorders and study repeated dives of sea lions down to 350–500 metres. The adhesive has to withstand the […]
Composites continue to be the subject of rapid advancement in terms of formulation, production and types of applications. Incorporating composites in your assemblies requires composite adhesives that contribute to the highest-possible performance and reliability. They should exploit composites’ qualities of strength and light weight and meet the demanding conditions of the automotive, defence, aerospace, marine, […]
Araldite 2015 specified in motor cruiser construction
Araldite 2015 has been exclusively specified in the construction of the Neptys First Life 27, a semi rigid power boat made from a vinyl ester infusion. Because of its length, 8.5m, and speed, 50 knots plus, the Neptys First Life 27 is subject to impact and vibrations and needs an adhesive combination that could withstand […]
Alternative art adhesive
Baroness Carrie von Reichardt and her partner were asked by the Mutoid Waste Co to be involved in a show called Mutate Britain, where a number of well-known artists where each given pieces of a WW2 war plane and asked to let their creative juices flow. Explained the Baroness: We were actually given two panels […]
adhere academy: hardness
A recent adhere academy post discussed the modulus of elasticity of materials. Closely linked to that is another physical factor which we often quote on product data sheets: hardness. One way to define the hardness of a material is its resistance to permanent indentation. We all know that rubber balls are soft, and rock is hard, […]
Choosing an adhesive for optics and optical assembly
Optics engineers commonly require optical adhesives to bond components together during optical assembly, lens and prism bonding, optical element positioning and fixturing, and fibre-optic assembly. Every adhesive has its own strengths and limitations, which can make it challenging to determine which is the most suitable material for the task at hand. Selecting an adhesive requires […]
Rocking your world – high temperature epoxy fixes speaker coils
Real World engineering is rarely rocket science, but often it is very much about pushing the boundaries of performance and balancing conflicting parameters. This was exactly the kind of situation which we met when a customer asked our advice on an adhesive application. This unusually challenging application was in the production of very high power […]
FIS 710PTLF Pinch Tube Dispensing Valve with Disposable Fluid Path
The FIS 710PTLF Pinch Tube Dispensing Valve is engineered for precise control of semi-viscous liquids including mixed two-part component fluids and cyanoacrylate adhesives. The only part of the valve making contact with the fluid being dispensed is the pinch tube assembly, which is easily replaced and disposable.
Five new Araldite structural adhesives launched
We are in the process of bringing into our range five new Araldite structural adhesives, which join the Araldite 2000 Plus line of products. Download the latest Selector Guide to get an introduction to the new adhesives and their capabilities. Maybe you have a bonding application which we can solve?
Optically Clear Epoxies, Potting Compounds and Adhesives
The Opti-tec™ range of optical adhesives and encapsulant continues to develop, and includes many with high optical clarity or other special properties related to specific optical applications such as fibre-optic termination or optical potting and encapsulation. Some of the range have passed ISO 10993 testing for medical device manufacture or are Telcordia GR-326-CORE compliant. Specialist […]
Dymax UV & Visible Light Curing Plastic, Glass and Metal Bonding Adhesives
Dymax UV Light Curing adhesives for plastic, metal & glass bonding cure in seconds upon exposure to ultraviolet light and/or visible light, even through UV blocked plastics.
Epoxy Kit for Electronics and PCB Repair
The CRC115-1322 Epoxy Kit is ideal for the repair of printed circuit board damage. This kit contains 10 packages of clear, low viscosity, superior strength Circuit Bond epoxy.
Circuit Frames, PCB Replacement Tracks and Pads
Circuit Frames with dry-film adhesive backing make delicate repair procedures easy and highly reliable, without the mess of liquid epoxy and in just a few minutes.
Electrically Conductive Adhesives from Polytec PT
Polytec PT electrically conductive adhesives are designed for electronic interconnects in a wide range of applications, including hybrid electronic assembly and solder replacement.
Case study: preeflow volumetric adhesive dispensing helps ensure integrity of life-saving medical device
Our customer BPR Medical, based in Mansfield, Nottingham, is a perfect example of a small British company which combines expertise, creativity and entrepreneurialism to design, develop and manufacture world-beating products for export worldwide and use in the United Kingdom, for which it was rewarded in 2012 with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. As with […]
Flexible, room temperature cure, electrically conductive adhesive
Polytec PU 1000 is an electrically conductive, polyurethane adhesive which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many decades. Usually such adhesives are epoxy-based, and are two-component or premixed and frozen single-component systems – […]
Optical Adhesives & Encapsulants from Polytec PT
Polytec PT offers a range of high performance optical adhesives for use in optical and medical applications. The materials are either optically clear or black opaque.
New Araldite 2000+ Adhesive Selector Guide
The new Araldite 2000+ brochure is now available. It now includes a step by step selector guide, allowing you to easily choose the right adhesive for your bonding needs. Araldite 2000+ adhesives are lightweight and form long lasting, durable bonds that are resistant to the most demanding conditions including high sheer and peel, compression, moisture […]
THINKY ARE-250 Mixing and Degassing Machine, Conditioning Planetary Mixer
The THINKY ARE-250 mixing and degassing machine is an industrial non-contact “planetary” mixer for all engineering compounds. It mixes, disperses and degasses up to 310g of material in seconds to minutes, in a sealed or lid-less container such as a jar, beaker, syringe tube or cartridge.
IRS 2127 Fast Cure Epoxy Sealant
IRS 2127 Fast Cure Epoxy Sealant is a non-sagging, thixotropic, soft, fast setting epoxy sealant, which bonds well to a wide range of materials.
Encapsulants for Microelectronic Assembly from Dymax
DYMAX 9000 Series Microelectronics Encapsulants are tough, flexible UV curing encapsulants which are single part and cure in seconds; they cut costs and processing times associated with microelectronic assembly. These encapsulating materials have high ionic purity, excellent adhesion and resistance to humidity and thermal stock to effectively protect components.
Electrically conductive flexible adhesive
Polytec PU 1000 is a single part adhesive which cures quickly at room temperature to a flexible, electrically conductive polymer. It can replace traditional epoxies which are typically rigid and require high temperature cure, giving production efficiencies and enabling new applications where pliability and conductivity is important. Polytec PU 1000 addresses applications in die attach, bonding of […]
Making a fashion statement
You probably already know that products from Araldite can be found in almost all areas of life. But it may come as a bit of a surprise to you that products made of our advanced materials can also enhance your personal glamor. Working closely with Swarovski, the Austria-based manufacturer of crystal jewelry, Huntsman has again […]
Araldite Adhesives App – help for adhesive choice
Araldite have launched an Adhesives App to assist you in making a choice from their range of industrial structural adhesives. The range contains a selection of adhesives from the latest epoxy, polyurethane, methacrylate and silane-terminated polymers technologies. They are available in a variety of packaging, including easy-to-use cartridges with static mixers and working packs for manual […]
FIS 790HP-LF High Pressure Dispensing Valve for High Viscosity Liquids: Silicones, RTVs, Greases, Sealants
The Fisnar 790HP-LF High Pressure Dispensing Valve is designed to dispense high viscosity fluids such as silicones, RTV, sealants, pastes and greases. The 790HP-LF high pressure valve provides a snap-release shut off after dispensing, creating in a suck-back effect that prevents any dripping.
IRS 2013 Low Stress Flexible Epoxy Encapsulant / Potting Compound
IRS 2013 is a black, flexible epoxy encapsulant resin system. Its low viscosity and fast room temperature cure make it an ideal potting compound when low stress or adhesion to flexible substrates is required.
Loudspeaker bonding – two part adhesive application
Automating the precision application of two part adhesives can be tricky – you want to be able to meter and mix the adhesive and apply to the product in a simple in-line procedure. So it’s good to be able to see that this sort of thing is readily achievable. For example, the process of applying two […]
Getting the gas out
Removing air bubbles from materials like epoxies and inks which you mix up yourself can be an irritation. Often some form of vacuum chamber is used to degas the mixture – it is time consuming and not easy! One of the advantages of our Thinky ARE-250 Mixer is that it does not put air into […]
Thermally conductive adhesives
We now offer a range of high technology, thermally conductive adhesives. The products are two-part and single-part epoxy systems designed for all applications where heat transfer is essential, including heat-sinking and ceramic packaging. Polytec PT Thermally Conductive Adhesives are available in a wide range of process friendly packaging options, including bubble-free syringes, pre-measured twin-packs and single […]
We offer a broad range of adhesives for bonding all kinds of metals to each other, to other metals and to dissimilar materials. These include UV and visible light curing adhesives, Araldite structural adhesives, epoxies, polyurethanes and methacrylates, silicone adhesives, professional cyanoacrylates and transfer adhesives. We will happily advise on the most suitable means of […]
Kapton has become a proprietary eponym… a brand name which has taken on a more general meaning, going beyond the brand. Hoover, for example, is a brand of vacuum cleaner, yet the word is used today to refer to vacuum cleaners of any brand. Spam, a product and trademark of Hormel Foods Corp for its […]
DYMAX MD® UV Adhesives for Medical Device Assembly
Dymax MD Medical Device Adhesives are light curing and fluorescing adhesives which significantly reduce your assembly processing costs.
Syringe conditioning – epoxies, conductive adhesives, solder pastes, inks
THINKY Mixers are well-known for being able to mix, disperse and degas your materials in seconds to minutes, in sealed or lid-less containers, such as a jar, beaker, syringe or cartridge. Another application is the conditioning or degassing of materials in pre-filled syringes. The planetary action (revolving and rotating at high speeds) can remove air without […]
Electrically conductive, silver-loaded adhesives
We are now able to offer a range of high technology, electrically conductive adhesives. The products are two-part and single-part epoxy systems designed for electronic interconnects in a wide range of applications, including hybrid electronic assembly and solder replacement. These adhesives are primarily silver-loaded. Polytec PT Electrically Conductive Adhesives are available in a wide range of […]
Dymax UV Curable Optical Assembly Adhesives
Dymax OP UV Curable Optical Assembly Adhesives allow precision bonding, mounting and fixturing – they are optically clear, high strength, low stress adhesives that cure in seconds upon exposure to UV and visible light. For optics, fibre optics, electro-optics and applications where fast cure, optical clarity and ultra low shrinkage are important.
We recommend and supply adhesives to bond different kinds of glass to each other, and to dissimilar materials. They include DYMAX Glass Assembly UV and Multi-Cure adhesives, Araldite structural engineering adhesives and Opti-tec transparent epoxies. We will gladly advise on the most suitable means of dispensing and curing adhesives for your products and processes. Examples […]
New guides to electrically conductive & thermally conductive adhesives
We have issued two new guides which offer an introduction to the Electrically Conductive Adhesives and Thermally Conductive Adhesives produced by Polytec PT. Each guide gives a descriptive overview of the technology involved and related product applications in industries such as microelectronics, electrical engineering, power engineering and general energy. New, next generation technologies are introduced. Conventional […]
It’s clear: Opti-tec 5013 is great for glass bonding!
We sell a lot of UV adhesives for glass bonding – this application is perfect for UV curing, and we have a lot of capability. Sometimes, our customers need another solution. For example, they might not have a UV curing lamp, and the production volumes do not justify a purchase at this stage. In these […]
Dymax UV Light Curing Adhesives for Electronics Assembly
Dymax adhesives are ideal for bonding heat sinks and heat sensitive components, wire and component tacking, strain relief of large parts and securing hand inserted components prior to wave soldering.
Structural adhesives – physical properties of chemical types
I was struck by this graphic from Huntsman Advanced Materials, manufacturers of the iconic Araldite range of structural adhesives. Choosing the optimal product to evaluate for your application can involve thinking about many factors, including environmental resistance, substrates to be bonded, cure speed, etc. This chart clearly illustrates how the physical properties of strength and […]
We recommend and supply adhesives to bond all kinds of plastics* to each other, to other plastics and to dissimilar materials. These include UV and visible light curing adhesives, Araldite structural adhesives, epoxies, polyurethanes and methacrylates, silicone adhesives, professional cyanoacrylates and transfer adhesives. We also advise on and supply the complete range of curing equipment […]
Innovative electrically conductive adhesive
Polytec EC 275 extends our portfolio of specialist high performance conductive epoxies and adhesives. Polytec EC 275 has innovative specialist fillers which deliver excellent electrical conductivity (1×10-3 – 7.5×10-4 ohm-cm) within a low cost, two component formulation for applications in electronics, micro-electronics, opto-electronics, hybrids and sensor technology. Electrically conductive adhesives are widely used in the electronics […]
What is a structural adhesive?
A structural adhesive is an adhesive which “hardens” or cures into a material capable of holding two or more substrates together, bearing the forces involved for the lifetime of the product. It is often termed a “load-bearing” adhesive. The product may undergo shock, vibration, chemical exposure, temperature excursions or many other types of potentially weakening or […]
Adhesive bonding can replace soldering in power modules
Adhesive bonding of power modules can often be an alternative to usual joining techniques. Epoxy-based adhesives can generally produce high-strength and stable connections. Whether this also applies to the high requirements in power circuits was the subject of a research project recently performed by the IMTEK Department of Microsystems Engineering and the IESY Institute of […]
THINKY ARE-500 Planetary Centrifugal Mixer
The THINKY ARE-500 Mixer is an industrial non-contact planetary centrifugal mixer for all engineering compounds, with a maximum capacity of 500ml or 1.1kg. It mixes, disperses and degasses your materials in seconds to minutes, in a sealed or lid-less container such as a jar, beaker, syringe tube or cartridge.
Solar panel bonding with Araldite
Araldite 2015 has TUV design and type approval for photovoltaic modules. It allows a module design and construction with improved heat transfer and efficiency together with good strength and bonding properties. Araldite 2015‘s properties of high shear strength and peel strength, combined with its resistance to water, chemicals and UV are not affected when used […]
How to bond POM or acetal plastic
Polyoxymethylene (POM) is a high density thermoplastic, also called acetal or polyacetal. Brand names include Delrin, Ultraform and Hostaform*. It is often used as an engineering grade plastic, especially for precision parts. POM is extremely solid, hard and stiff in a wide temperature range. It maintains its high ductility up to -40°C and has excellent […]
Seminar: When to use silicones in electronics applications
We are happy to be presenting a seminar at the next FAST Live exhibition on September 19 2019, entitled When to use silicones in electronics applications. When it comes to adhesives and sealants, there are a variety of chemistries to choose from. Epoxies, polyurethanes, UV-curing adhesives, methacrylates, and others all have their own strengths, but when […]
Update to eco-DUO widens possibilities for mixing and dispensing
The eco-DUO, a precision mixing and dispensing system manufactured by preeflow, has always provided volumetrically accurate, repeatable dispensing for two-component materials with a mixing ratio between 1:1 and 5:1. Now, preeflow has updated the eco-DUO to mix materials in up to a 10:1 ratio. The preeflow eco-DUO uses the precision dispensing technology of the preeflow […]
IRS 2040 Epoxy Potting Compound, Flame Retardant Encapsulating Compound
IRS 2040 Epoxy Potting Compound is a non-toxic general purpose flame retardant encapsulating compound. It has a long pot life and can be cured at ambient temperatures or accelerated with heat. When cured, IRS 2040 exhibits good surface finish, high electrical strength, good thermal conductivity, low exotherm and low cure shrinkage.
Heated discussion settled!
Our expertise through the adhere program is becoming well known. Sometimes, we get thrown some interesting (if not always profitable!) questions: I was wondering if it would be possible for you to settle a heated discussion. In which area of the aerospace industry are adhesives used? Is it only composite materials? Or is it also […]
Harley Davidson selects adhesives over mechanical fasteners
Odyssey Motorcycles used a carbon fibre epoxy composite for parts of on a Harley Davidson Super Sport Roadster (SSR). The French manufacturer used the material to make up the bodywork, petrol and oil tanks of the custom made motorbike, but then faced challenges around how to join it with the rest of the structure. It […]
See us at this medical device design and manufacturing show
Med-Tech Innovation Expo takes place 10-11 April 2013 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Med-Tech Innovation Expo is 100% dedicated to medical device design and manufacturing and is at the very heart of the industry – and we are on stand 6! We will be focusing on adhesives and adhesive systems for medical device manufacture – how to address […]
adhere academy: premixed and frozen adhesives
You can buy two (or more) part adhesives which have been pre-measured into the correct proportions, mixed and degassed, filled into a dispensing syringe or cartridge, and then frozen to stop the cure. The adhesive is shipped from the factory to you in an insulated box also containing ice. Upon delivery, you store the adhesive […]
adhere academy: what is adhesive fixture time?
The fixture time for an adhesive (sometimes called the set time) is the shortest time required by the adhesive to develop handling strength such that substrates can be removed from fixtures, unclamped, or handled without stressing the bond – stress which might affect the ultimate bond strength. We can define handling strength as a (relatively) […]
UV adhesive cures time problem for Brandon Medical
Extended curing times for adhesives can often create a bottleneck in the production process which can interrupt work flow. This was exactly the problem experienced by Brandon Medical Ltd. Technical Director Nigel Davill explained: We had a problem bonding three polycarbonate lenses together to make the large front lens of our Quasar® eLite operating theatre […]
We pot the green for Variohm with custom thermal potting compound
In setting up a new production project for in-house potting of temperature probes the engineers at Variohm considered a number of well-known industry standard thermal potting compounds – and they called us in. Ben Moffat, project engineer at Variohm, was looking for a potting compound that would give them the best thermal conductivity combined with an […]
Free dispensing download
Our range of dispensing equipment includes automatic, semi-automatic and robotic systems, hand held guns and all the consumables users are ever likely to need for their adhesives or other liquids like inks, coatings, greases or oils. So in order to help production engineers, we are offering a free download of 25 Top Dispensing Tips – […]
adhere academy: pot life v shelf life v working life – part 2
In part 1, we talked about shelf life. Let’s turn our attention to pot life and working life, and how they can affect both your specifying decisions and your process. Pot life and working life can be taken to mean the same thing, although in fact there are distinctions between the two terms. They can […]
Black conformal coating enhances pcb security
Dymax Multi-Cure 9451 Black Conformal Coating is a true black and opaque printed circuit board coating that enhances the security of electronic products by covering the pcb and components, hiding them from visual inspection. This is an effective barrier to loss of confidentiality and possible copying or reverse engineering of proprietary designs, in addition to the normal […]
High temperature polyimide adhesives – up to 500°C
For those of you with bonding applications at high operating temperatures, we have some news! Polytec PT Polyimide Adhesives provide excellent thermal resistance which is superior to any other organic adhesive. These modified polyimides are single component, solvent-based adhesives and coatings which are useful in the temperature range from 240°C to 500°C. They are available […]
Fast, UV Cure Conformal Coatings from Dymax
Dymax UV Cure Conformal Coatings cure tack free in seconds upon exposure to UV/visible light to help streamline manufacturing assembly processes. Apply, cure, and ship immediately and eliminate the time-consuming steps of traditional thermal-cure and room temperature-cure conformal coatings.
Dymax UV light curing adhesives and equipment
Intertronics is the longest-serving distributor of Dymax products in Europe. We have a very successful track record of supporting our customers’ applications with UV light curing materials and curing equipment. With more than 25 years’ partnership with Dymax, we have the technical understanding and experience to provide you with sound advice and recommendations. We offer […]
World renowned clocks have been made in Derby since the mid-1700’s, when clockmaker John Whithurst entertained his friends Benjamin Franklin and Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) at his house in Queen Street. So, when the Finesse Collection of hotels were planning the reception area of their new boutique hotel in the town it was […]
Thinky Mixer provides rapid, one step dispersal and de-gassing
The Thinky ARE-500 mixer is the latest addition to our range of high performance industrial non-contact “planetary” mixers; suitable for all engineering compounds – liquids, pastes and powders. It mixes, disperses and degasses materials in seconds to minutes, in a sealed or lid-less container such as a jar, beaker, syringe tube or cartridge using a […]
Technology & magic
We recently completed a project to expand and refurbish the Technology Centre at our head office just north of Oxford. We have a comfortable meeting space with AV facilities, and a lab area with a wide range of equipment. Customers and colleagues are invited in to meet with us about their applications and challenges, evaluate […]
Electrically and thermally conductive adhesives – new products!
We are very pleased to announce that we have signed a distribution agreement with expert German adhesives manufacturer, Polytec PT. Polytec PT offers a range of high technology adhesive products for micro-electronics, hybrid circuits, chip-on-board (COB), LEDs, component manufacture, displays, flexible circuitry, shielding, medical devices and optics/opto-electronics. The range consists of: Electrically conductive adhesives Thermally […]
Side-by-side syringe cartridges – dispensing two part adhesives
Some of the two-part adhesives, sealants and other materials we supply are packaged in side-by-side syringe cartridges. In this packaging, the materials are already pre-measured in the correct ratio, saving time and material handling. The correct amounts of material are fed into a static mixing nozzle, which ensures thorough mixing whilst no air is introduced. The entire cartridge does […]