Light-Curable Materials for Industrial Assembly Applications

Light-Curable Materials

UV/Visible Light Cured Adhesives, Coatings, Encapsulants, Gaskets & Maskants

For Application in the Appliance, Medical Device, Electronic, Aerospace and Defense, and Automotive Industries

Light-curable materials (LCMs) cure in seconds upon exposure to longwave ultraviolet light and/or visible light, heat, secondary moisture cure, or with an activator. 100% solvent-free UV adhesives, coatings, encapsulants, gaskets, maskants, and potting compounds help optimize the speed of automated assembly by enabling in-line quality inspection and increasing product throughput.

Dymax light-curable materials are one-component products and typically reach full cure in 1-30 seconds. The one-component nature and fast cure of LCMs provide cost-reducing benefits including:

  • Lower Capital Costs: Dispensing systems for one-component materials cost significantly less than systems for two-component materials.
  • No Pot Life Problems: Two-component systems generally have pot lives measured in minutes or hours. Products with short pot life require frequent purge cycles, often resulting in clogged mixing elements.
  • No Hazardous Waste: Material purged from a system that remains uncured is usually classified as hazardous waste. Dymax products are one-component systems, so there is no off-ratio mixing or purging. Manufacturers can cure 100% of products, eliminating waste.
  • Shorter Cycle Times: Less work-in-progress and shorter lead times.
  • Increased Capacity: Bonding steps that may have been bottlenecks with slower systems are no longer bottlenecks.
  • Less Floor Space: Elimination of ovens, humidity chambers, conveyors and racks.
  • Easier and Better Automation: Indexing time on a line is reduced and inspection can be completed on-line. Reducing the complexity of fixturing during the curing process is also possible.

Dymax manufacturers light-curable materials for plastic sealing, metal bonding, and glass assembly, as well as for joining dissimilar substrates. Temporary maskants for protection of components during surfacing finishing operations, conformal coatings for printed circuit boards, and form in place gaskets are also available. Dymax products are utilized in a wide range applications within the appliance, medical device, electronic, aerospace and defense, and automotive industries worldwide.

Light-Curable Materials
Activators

Activators


Adhesive activators increase the cure speed and improve adhesion of industrial adhesive bonding applications. The products are designed to enable curing of 600 series and 800 series acrylate adhesives in areas not able to see light or heat. Dymax metal bonding adhesives develop bond strengths up to 3,500 psi in…
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Activators

Activators


Adhesive activators increase the cure speed and improve adhesion of industrial adhesive bonding applications. The products are designed to enable curing of 600 series and 800 series acrylate adhesives in areas not able to see light or heat. Dymax metal bonding adhesives develop bond strengths up to 3,500 psi in…
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Bonding/Adhesives

Bonding/Adhesives


UV adhesives cure in seconds upon exposure to UV/Visible light, heat, or activator for fast assembly of industrial glass, metal, and plastic components. Dymax products bond to a wide range of substrates making them exceptional for assembling dissimilar materials, something that cannot be done with traditional welding methods and other…
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Coatings

Coatings


Industrial coatings cure with UV/Visible light in seconds to protect substrate and component surfaces from destructive or environmental agents. From printed circuit boards and labels and novelties, to micro-circuits for medical electronics, light-curable coatings offer reliable protection from moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature extremes. The materials are solvent free and…
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FIP/CIP Gaskets

FIP/CIP Gaskets


UV/Visible light-curable form in place gaskets, cure in place in seconds, replacing labor intensive tape, PSA die-cut gaskets, 2K epoxies, silicone rope, and RTV sealants. These FIP/CIP gasket adhesives conform to complex and intricate channels on both vertical and horizontal surfaces with thixotropic formulations, and also flow into channels with…
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Maskants

Maskants


SpeedMask® maskants cure with UV/Visible light and offer reliable surface protection not available from traditional masking materials such as tape, lacquer, wax, and fixtures. These removable adhesives are used as temporary protective coatings during surface preparation and finishing operations where a barrier is needed to shield surfaces and cavities. The…
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