Panacol has launched its first series of UV-curable, black epoxy resin adhesives. These Black & Light adhesives, Vitralit® BL UC 1101, Vitralit BL UC 1102, and Vitralit BL UC 103, can be cured in thicker layers using only UV light, eliminating the need for a secondary curing mechanism. Another major benefit of Black & Light adhesives is room temperature shipping and storage. Conventional single-component, black-colored epoxy adhesives must be transported and stored cold or deep-frozen.

These new adhesives cover a wide range of applications. They are suitable for component encapsulation, glob top, or edge bonding in electronics production. They can also be used as optical adhesives in applications requiring high OD (optical density) values. In optoelectronic component assembly, Vitralit BL UC adhesives minimize reflections and can safeguard the sensitive transmission values required for automotive sensors.

All three new adhesives offer mechanical properties including high glass transition temperatures, low shrinkage, and low coefficient of thermal expansion. Those characteristics ensure reliable bonding results with excellent thermal and positioning stability. As the Black & Light technology is compatible with many Vitralit epoxy resin adhesives from Panacol, individual adhesive solutions matching specific curing conditions and mechanical properties are possible.

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