Permabond UV Glue (UV and Visible Light Cure Adhesives) cure quickly when exposed to light of the appropriate wavelength and intensity. They are one component adhesives that are solvent free (100% solids) and are ideal for many applications in which glass or plastic which are able to convey UV or visible light is bonded to itself or metals and other substrates.
Permabond UV curable adhesives are used in industries as diverse as munitions to art glass. Permabond has a long history of supplying the decorative and art glass industries with UV activated glues. Permabond is the preferred choice for the strength and clarity needed in this industry. Similarly, the beveled glass industry uses specialty UV glass adhesives with a controlled cure.
In many industries, manufacturers often desire the fastest cure process available. Cure speeds of UV curable adhesives are adaptable to the application. Cure time is dependent on several parameters and can be adjusted by changing the light intensity or distance of the light from the assembly or by adding another UV lamp onto the production line.
UV curable adhesives are also ideal for manual assembly processes. Because they will not cure until exposed to light users can make fine adjustments to alignment before bonding.
The wide range of viscosities available allows for both manual and automated dispensing of the adhesives.
UV activated glues encompass a wide range of chemistries. From the standard UV curable acrylates, to UV curable epoxy, to dual-cure UV glues which also cure with activator, heat, moisture, or anaerobically with metal.
Contact Permabond for assistance with product selection and process integration. Our team of sales, service, and technical specialists will assist in finding the right UV cured glue and process for your requirements.