Master Bond fast curing, single component UV curable adhesives, sealants, coatings, potting and encapsulation compounds speed productivity and efficiency. They offer excellent adhesion to glass, metals, ceramics, rubber and most plastics. These one part products require no mixing and eliminate waste. Learn more:
- UV Adhesives
- UV Potting Compounds
- Dual (Heat/UV) Cure Systems
- Scratch Resistant Coatings
- UV Curing Form-In-Place and Cure-in-Place Gaskets
Advantages of Master Bond UV Curable Compounds
- Extremely fast processing time
- Formulated in rigid, semi-flexible and flexible grades
- Available in syringe applicators
- Environmentally safe, no emittance of volatiles or vapors
- Prolonged storage at room temperatures
Features and Properties of UV Curing Systems
As with all products in the Master Bond family, specific grades vary in viscosity, hardness, thermal and electrical properties, but can be customized to fit your application needs.
Free radical and cationic UV curing systems are available for use. They contain a variety of oligomers, monomers, additives and photoinitiators. These liquid blends polymerize when exposed to the proper wavelength/intensity of UV light. In many cases cure speed is in seconds to several minutes and the adhesive can be employed for exact positioning. These cure on demand formulations require no heat and shorten customer lead times, improving their competitiveness/profitability in the marketplace.
From disk drives to semiconductor manufacturing to automotive electronics to displays to printed circuit boards our comprehensive line of UV curing epoxies, acrylates, urethanes are leading the way in reducing labor/assembly costs. These products can be conveniently dispensed manually/automatically and require little manufacturing space. Select systems exhibit excellent thermal stability, low shrinkage, optical clarity, resistance to thermal cycling, chemicals, moisture, solvents while meeting safety, health and ecological concerns. Special grades have secondary heat cure mechanisms for shadowed out areas and nanosilica fillers for enhanced performance.
Rigid UV and Dual Curing Adhesives
Rigid light curing products cure on demand for precise alignment between substrates requiring exact positioning. They feature good wetting properties and high optical clarity. UV curable hardcoats guard clear plastic substrates such as polycarbonates, polymethylmethacrylates from scratching, common chemicals, staining. They are employed on automotive headlights, touchscreen displays and safety glasses. Nanosilica filled UV curing and dual UV/heat cure products have been developed for advanced performance requirements. It is important to note that dual cure products will cure effectively in "shadowed out" areas with moderate heat exposure. They have successfully passed NASA low outgassing specifications and can cure in thicknesses of a few microns to about 1/8 inch.
Fluorescent UV Curable Compounds
Specific grades containing a blue fluorescing agent can be employed to improve quality control. Cured UV curing products can be inspected using a "black light". They are often used for positive identification/authentication. This can be addressed manually. The blue fluorescing agent contrasts well with multiple substrate/components and enables easy inspection even for deep curing materials. A limited quantity of the fluorescent agent is added and performance/processing characteristics including depth of cure are unaffected by their addition. Electro optic automatic devices have enabled increased design complexity and recognition of voids that can be harmful in bonding/conformal coating applications. The "glow" from the fluorescence of UV cured systems has been essential in enhancement of processing speeds, in ensuring reliability, eliminating any defects while meeting target specifications. Upon request, blue fluorescing agents can be incorporated into other Master Bond UV cure products.
Some of Our Most Popular UV Curable Products
Multi-purpose, one part UV curing system for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation. Excellent optical clarity, superb physical properties, moderate viscosity. Ultra high glass transition temperature (Tg) over 180°C. Fast fixture times. Rapid curing. Serviceable from -60°F to +500°F.
Low viscosity, rigid UV curable system with superb thermal stability. Also capable of spin coating. Outstanding optical clarity. High bond strength. Serviceable from -80°F to +350°F.
UV curable system with superior resistance to chemicals, particularly solvents. High bond strength. Excellent light transmission properties. Electrical insulator. Low shrinkage upon cure. Exceptionally fast curing. Serviceable from -60°F to 250°F.
UV curing system with high flexibility that is biocompatible per USP Class VI testing. Medium viscosity. Superior abrasion resistance. Non-yellowing. Reliable thermal and electrical insulator. Serviceable from -80°F to +250°F.
Optically clear, easy to apply UV curable system. Meets NASA low outgassing specifications. Superior electrical insulative properties. High physical strength properties and superior chemical resistance. Vacuum compatible. Serviceable from -60°F to +400°F
Dual cure system with UV and heat curing mechanisms. Cures at 80°C in shadowed out areas. Nano filled, high dimensional stability and abrasion resistance. Bonds well to metals, glass, ceramics and most plastics. Serviceable from -60°F to +350°F.