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Food Grade Adhesives by Permabond

Two component epoxy adhesives bond a variety of plastics, metals, composites, ceramics and glass.  The adhesive can be allowed to cure at room temperature or can be heated to cure quickly.  Permabond food grade adhesives cure to a rigid solid which is non-porous for ease of cleaning, and are FDA compliant to FDA CFR 175.105 & 175.300.  These epoxy adhesives offer excellent resistance to water, food, cleaning fluids and heat.

Why Epoxy Adhesives?

Two component epoxy food grade adhesives are ideal for bonding food processing equipment for many reasons, including performance, processibility and compliance.

  • Performance – High strength bonds
  • Process – The cure speed allows adequate time for alignment of large or bulky equipment.  Or heat can be applied to cure the food grade adhesive more quickly.
  • Compliance – These epoxy adhesives are formulated with only those raw materials listed in the CFR as food safe.

Why are there no FDA Compliant Cyanoacrylates?

We are often asked for other types of food grade adhesives such as UV curable or cyanoacrylate adhesives that comply with FDA CFR 175.105 & 175.300 for food contact, however, it is simply not possible to formulate a UV Curable or Cyanoacrylate Adhesive from the ingredients listed as FDA compliant, in the CFR 175.105 & 175.300.  Although we appreciate that the fast speed of cure and many other desirable properties of cyanoacrylates and UV curable adhesives might make them seem appropriate, epoxy adhesives provide the temperature and chemical resistance as well as the structural durability required for most applications.

Request a copy of the new food grade adhesive literature here.