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A Bright Future for Light-cured Adhesives

Posted December 07, 2014 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A recent survey cites expanding use of UV and visible light technologies, predicting continued growth. UV/Vis adhesives cure in seconds rather than minutes or hours. In addition, their overall cost is lower than that for two-component systems. There are other benefits as well. Because they use smaller amounts of solvents and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), UV and Vis adhesives cause less damage to the environment. The equipment takes up less floor space and uses less energy. Finally, new packaging is available to block UV and visible light that might initiate a cure, while still enabling the liquid level to be viewed.


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12/08/2014 11:13 AM

Light-cured Adhesives are already established in dental industries.

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12/08/2014 12:41 PM

I saw them being used on one of the How Its Made shows also.

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