New glob top adhesives 19 January 2017

Specially for the consumer and general electronics industry, Panacol-Elosol GmbH has developed two new adhesives with a low halogen content – Vitralit® UD 8050 and Structalit® 8838 – both of which provide encapsulation of electronic components on PCBs. 

Vitralit® UD 8050 is an acrylic-based one-component adhesive which, thanks to its easy dispensing ability and rapid curing, is especially suitable for use in the consumer electronics sector, in which a high throughput is necessary.

When exposed to UV light, Vitralit UD 8050 cures within seconds. Being dual UV and moisture curing, the adhesive will also fully cure in shadowed areas not reached by the UV light, thereby increasing the performance of the hardened adhesive. For enhanced process control, a version with fluorescent marker is also available.

Structalit® 8838 is a black epoxy-based one-component adhesive. Its key characteristics are a low glass transition temperature, good flexibility and fast thermal curing. Once cured, Structalit 8838 is the perfect solution for flexible encapsulation of electronic components. Temperature and moisture tests have also proved that the adhesive does not impair the properties of individual components.

Both Vitralit UD 8050 and Structalit 8838 enable better flow control and precise dispensing on individual components due to their intrinsic viscosity. Both of these adhesives are compatible with fluxing agent and can therefore ensure full, effective curing on electronic components. With a low halogen content, they fulfil international electronic grade standards regarding corrosion prevention of electronic components.

Panacol-Elosol GmbH, a company of the Hönle Group, is an internationally active provider in the growth market for industrial adhesives. Together with Dr Hönle AG, a leader in industrial UV technology, Panacol is a reliable systems provider for adhesives complete with suitable curing technology.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

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