One component heat curing epoxy systems can be divided into three categories based on time and temperature of curing: conventional, fast and snap curing systems. Select two part epoxies are engineered to cure only upon exposure to conventional heat.

Types of Master Bond Heat Curing Epoxy Systems

For all epoxy systems thorough curing is necessary to achieve the highest cross linking density formation and thus the best performance properties. In general, longer cures deliver higher bond strength, chemical and temperature resistance. However, choosing the right adhesive system should be based on analyzing more criterias than just curing speed. Examples below demonstrate some performance properties of Master Bond epoxy systems.

Conventional curing one component epoxies

Typical cure schedules:

  • 60-75 minutes to cure at 250°F (121°C)
  • 30-40 minutes at 300°F (149°C)

Master Bond Supreme 10HT is a conventional cure system that is formulated to cure in 60-75 minutes at 250°F. It is serviceable from 4K to 400°F. This NASA low outgassing approved compound features superior shear and peel strength, withstands rigorous thermal cycling and has exceptional adhesion to similar and dissimilar substrates.

High compressive strength conventional curing EP13 exhibits temperature resistance up to +500°F and is readily machinable. It will cure at temperatures of 300-350°F for 60-90 minutes. For optimum properties, a post cure of 2 hours at 350-400°F is highly recommended.

Conventional curing two component epoxies

Typical cure schedules:

  • 3-4 hours to cure at 250°F (121°C)
  • 2-3 hours at 300°F (149°C)

Master Bond EP45HTAN is a thermally conductive, electrically insulative epoxy for bonding and sealing. This epoxy combines cryogenic temperature serviceability along with high temperature resistance up to 500°F. It features excellent strength retention at high temperatures.

Fast curing one component epoxies

Typical cure schedules:

  • 20-30 minutes to cure at 250°F (121°C)
  • 5-10 minutes at 300°F (121°C)

Fast curing Master Bond Supreme 3HTND-2DA is noted for its impressive dispensing profile (no tailing or bleed out) for die attach applications. This thermally conductive /electrically insulative adhesive has formidable die shear strength, low ionics and has successfully passed 85°C/85%RH.

Snap curing one component epoxies

Typical cure schedule:

  • 1-2 minutes to cure at 300°F (121°C)

Moderate viscosity snap cure EP3SP5FL is a low shrinkage, reworkable epoxy engineered for high volume production usage. It provides potent physical strength and outstanding dielectric properties. Snap cure Master Bond EP17HT-3 can cure up to ¼ inch thick and is serviceable up to +400F.

Low temperature heat curing one component epoxies

Compounds can cure at temperatures 175 -210°F (80°- 100°C). Learn more about low temperature heat curing adhesives.

Curing equipment

Typically, convection ovens are the most widely used choice for curing epoxies. However, in special cases, equipments such as variable-frequency microwaves (VFM), induction ovens, or infrared ovens may also be applicable. Some of these novel techniques help speed up the curing process.

Some of Our Most Popular Heat Curing Systems

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