Fast curing without heat 09 June 2016

DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC has developed a new range of dual-curing adhesives that it says reaches full strength in only half an hour – at 60°C.

DELO’s new dual-curing adhesives are also able to maintain their good adhesion to plastics such as LCP, PA, and PPS, as well as their flexibility on the component. The adhesives can also be prefixed after only half a second of exposure to light. Prefixing is particularly advantageous in the case of production lines, since after dispensing and fixation the component will be directly transferred to the next step of the process chain. This guarantees reproducibility and fast production, avoiding incidents like the slipping of individual components.

The low curing temperature of these adhesives reduces the thermal stress between the materials, which limits the stress on the component. In addition they also enable processing of temperature sensitive substrates without difficulty, as higher temperatures would only damage the sensitive components.


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Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

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