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4/10/2018

New light-curing adhesive bonds temperature resistant thermoplastics

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Vitralit UV 4802 was developed by Panacol for bonding high-temperature resistant thermoplastics such as PEEK with other non-compatible materials. 

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A new light-curing adhesive called Vitralit UV 4802 has been developed by Panacol (Steinbach, Germany) for the purpose of bonding high-temperature resistant thermoplastics such as PEEK with other non-compatible materials.  

Vitralit UV 4802 is a light-curing adhesive based on acrylate resin, which features excellent adhesion to many plastics such as PEEK, PEN and TPU, which are typically hard to bond with conventional adhesives. It also adheres very well to ceramics and glass. Vitralit UV 4802 is highly resistant to heat: tests have shown that it remains soft and flexible even after being exposed to temperatures of 150°C for seven days. Due to its high flexibility, the adhesive is well suited for bonding thin and bendable materials.

Vitralit UV 4802 is pink in colour and cures within seconds under a UV or visible light source. Both gas discharge lamps and LEDs are suitable for curing. Once cured, the adhesive fluoresces which enables inspection of the bond line under black light.

Vitralit UV 4802 is being launched in the UK by Techsil (Bidford-on-Avon, UK), Panacol’s authorized distributor.

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