Huntsman Advanced Materials: UV-Absorbing Transparent Epoxy Adhesive
February 26, 2004
Araldite, a UV-absorbing epoxy adhesive specially formulated for bonding glass-to-glass, metal and ceramics, is now available from Huntsman Advanced Materials. The transparent Araldite adhesive is designed for use in manufacturing welding helmets and other products in which UV transmission issues are important. The low-viscosity, easy-to-spread epoxy is also ideal for general bonding projects that require clear bondlines. It is well suited for glass and ceramic art restoration. Designated Araldite AY-8591 resin/HY-8591 hardener epoxy system, the new adhesive features an extended 55-minute work life. The material cures after 60 minutes at 158F (70C), 20 minutes at 212F (100C) or five minutes at 302F (150C).