5 Factors to Consider Before Selecting an LCM

Fast on-demand curing, cost and energy savings, environmentally friendly are just a few of the many benefits to using light-curable materials (LCMs) in the manufacturing process. But that process could come with some headaches if good process control...

Is There a Urethane Adhesive That Can Take Autoclaving?

I saw the blog question about adhesives melting in an autoclave, but my question is just the opposite. I need an adhesive that will take autoclaving. I need to glue and seal a SS threaded hose barb in a suction canister made of PSU (polysulfone). The...

Dymax Talks LCMs with Design News

Why are medical device manufacturers choosing to work with light-curable adhesives now more than ever? Increased cost savings, faster cure times, and environmentally compliant components make LCMs a top choice for designers and manufacturers alike.

Clear Drying Glass-to-Plastic Adhesive

"I am searching for an adhesive that will bond glass to plastic and dry clear."

There are a number of clear adhesives that are ideal for bonding glass to plastic that remain clear and colorless. Dymax 429 or 4-20418 are excellent candidates that cure...

Bonding to Polyetherimide

  "We have a small case, molded in two halves, from Ultem (GE or SABIC). Is there an adhesive that will pass the following autoclave profile: 127°C, 50 minutes, steam based?"

A few options come to mind. Ultem, or polyetherimide, can be a little difficult...

Is Surface Preparation Needed When Applying a Light-Curable Material?

"How should a substrate be prepared or treated prior to applying a light-curable material?"

Cleaning substrates prior to the application of a light-curable material is almost always a best practice. Removing contaminants allows for the best wetting of...

Effects of UV Curing Energy on Unprotected Areas of a PCB

"Will exposing areas of a PCB board that are not covered by an adhesive or conformal coating to UV curing energy damage the board in anyway?"

Any frequency of energy that gets impinged onto a substrate has two options: it can get reflected, in which...

Bond Strength Issues When Bonding PVC to ABS

"We have recently taken on some medical tubing device-assembly work from another company but the information supplied seems to be missing some crucial points. We are having bond-strength issues when fixing a flexible PVC tube into the female port of an...

UV Adhesive for Polyolefin

"I'm looking for a UV-curable adhesive to bond polyolefin surfaces (cyclic olefin polymer), 100 cm2 max size. The surfaces could be pre-treated (primer, plasma). What adhesive/primer do you recommend?"

Bonding to COC is very difficult due to its low...

UV-Curable, Biodegradable Medical-Grade Adhesives

"Is there a UV-curable, medical-grade (safe to use in the body) biodegradable adhesive of any kind on the market right now? If not, would it be possible to formulate the adhesive?"

Dymax does not presently pursue implantable applications for our...

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