Light-Curable Adhesives vs. One-Part Epoxies

Which is Better for Your Application?

Each adhesive application has a unique set of requirements, therefore some adhesive chemistries fit better than others. The following infographic highlights some of the differences between light-curable adhesives and one-part epoxies so you can easily compare the two and see which would be a better fit in your application.

Please Note: The points noted on this infographic are a general comparison of the two adhesive chemistries. It is always recommended that the proper testing be done for each specific application before selecting an adhesive.

Light-Curable Adhesives: Light-curable materials are typically comprised of acrylates (a urethane backbone with an acrylic functional group) that contain photoinitiators. These photoinitators begin the curing reaction upon exposure to certain wavelengths of light.

One-Part Epoxies: Epoxies are a class of substances made from epoxide-containing polymers. One-component grades do not require mixing like their two-component versions, but they do require moderate heat to cure.

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Light-Curable Adhesives vs. One-Part Expoxies