01 May 2012
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Material is designed to bond dissimilar materials in seconds

A resilient, low-viscosity, moisture-resistant adhesive from Intertronics has been designed for rapid bonding to a wide variety of plastic and metal substrates.

Dymax Ultra Light-Weld 3013 forms high-strength, environmentally resistant bonds for appliance assembly, bond joint and sealing, plastic window bonding, and plastic assembly and dispenses easily for precise quantity and placement of adhesive.

Intertronics managing director Peter Swanson explained: "This is an easy to use adhesive which not only speeds production cycles but also fluoresces blue under low-intensity UV 'black' light, allowing for in-line quality control utilizing optical scanners."

The adhesive is solvent-free, worker-friendly and cures in seconds upon exposure to ultraviolet and visible light – even through UV-blocked plastics – allowing for increased production speed and lower processing costs.

Ultra Light-Weld 3013 is claimed ideal for applications requiring the bonding of dissimilar materials, something that cannot be done with traditional welding methods and other types of adhesives. Substrates suitable for bonding with the material include transparent or translucent acrylic, metal, polycarbonate, PVC alloys, ABS, polyurethane and polystyrene, as are found in production of white goods, automotive assemblies and domestic equipment.

Paul Gay


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