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Opti-tec 4210 Optically Clear, Hard Polyurethane Encapsulant and Potting Compound

Opti-tec™ 4210 is a two-part, high hardness, room temperature curing polyurethane resin designed for the potting and encapsulation of electronic devices requiring very high clarity.

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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.

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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.

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Opti-tec 4200 Optically Clear Polyurethane Encapsulant & Potting Compound

Opti-tec 4200 is a clear, water-white polyurethane resin designed for the potting or encapsulation of electronics, LEDs, electrical products and other items where high transparency and aesthetics are important.

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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.

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Video: Opti-tec 4200 clear polyurethane resin for potting & encapsulating

Opti-tec 4200 is an optically clear potting compound suitable for encapsulating LEDs and other electronic components. Opti-tec 4200 is a clear polyurethane resin for applications including lighting, illumination or when the electronics needs to be visible. It features excellent non-yellowing colour stability owing to UV resistant base materials and stabilisers. In double syringe or twinpack sachets, the […]

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Opti-tec 5020-1 Clear Epoxy Potting Compound

Opti-tec 5020-1 is a clear, two component, low viscosity clear epoxy which will cure in thick sections at room temperature. In thin section, it is clear and transparent. Opti-tec 5020-1-B is an opaque black version.

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Opti-tec 4220 Semi-opaque, Translucent Polyurethane Encapsulant for Electronics and LED Potting

Opti-tec™ 4220 is a two-part, flexible, room temperature curing polyurethane resin, designed for potting, encapsulation and protection of LED arrays and other lighting products.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, […]

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Clear encapsulation ideal for LEDs

Opti-tec 4200 is an encapsulant/potting compound and adhesive. This optically clear polyurethane is ideal for use in electronics or electrical equipment which incorporates LEDs or other items where high transparency and aesthetics are important. Its clear, non-yellowing, hard setting properties will be appreciated in outdoor signage, illumination projects, e.g. pathways, swimming pools or fountains and […]

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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 […]

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Silicone potting compound for clarity and protection

Sometimes you need to be really clear about things – very transparent and very protective. Perhaps you need to view potted components or need true non-yellowing optical clarity for light transmission, while providing support and protection for potting of sensitive opto-electronic components such as LEDs, displays or solar panels. Opti-tec 7020 is a two part […]

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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 […]

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Glass Bonding

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 […]

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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 […]

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Clear potting compound offers environmental & temperature resistance

Opti-tec 5020 two-part epoxy clear potting compound combines high clarity with resistance to a wide range of temperatures (-55°C to +115°C) and environmental conditions. It also offers excellent hardness and chemical resistance compared with typical polyurethane and silicone formulations. Opti-tec 5020 is suitable for delicate components thanks to low exothermic output during cure, which also […]

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A gem of an adhesive

It was exciting to receive e-mail from a satisfied customer: My order for optical epoxy Opti-tec 5013 arrived. I used it over the past two days to repair an exhibit-quality quartz specimen that had been damaged. It set quickly, so I was able to leave the specimen in a small sand-box for support as it […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Temporary lens fixturing

We hope to be able to help out a customer today with a health & safety problem. They use wax to temporarily hold glass lenses in position whilst polishing, lapping and so on – it’s quite common. These are also called blocking agents. The difficulty for this customer is that they use xylene to remove […]

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Static mixing nozzles for cartridges

Static mixing nozzles in square and round styles allow 2 part materials to be mixed sufficiently as they are dispensed from a cartridge.

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Optically clear silicone encapsulant for LEDs and electronics

When thinking about protecting sensitive electronics from moisture and shock, a silicone potting compound or encapsulant is usually a good starting place. If you are working with optics or LEDs, then you will want a clear material with good optical transmission. Opti-tec 7020 has been the potting compound of choice for our customers who need […]

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Opti-tec 7020 Optically Clear Silicone Potting Compound

Opti-tec 7020 is a two part, clear, non-yellowing liquid silicone elastomer suitable for encapsulation of sensitive electronic or opto-electronic parts.

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Optics / Fibre Optics

We supply a complete range of materials for assembly solutions in optics, fibre optics and opto-electronics. These include adhesives and materials with specific optical characteristics such as refractive index or transmission, as well as specialist cleaning and handling products for optical manufacturers and service vendors. Our partners in this area include DYMAX, WACKER, Opti-tec and Techspray. […]

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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, […]

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Technical Bulletins

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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