MASTER BOND: Resin-Based Polymer System
January 6, 2005
A new one-component, high-strength, low-viscosity UV-curable epoxy resin-based polymer system for bonding, sealing and coating has been introduced by Master Bond Inc. This compound is called UV16 and exhibits a desirably fast cure rate at ambient temperatures upon exposure to UV light, even in the presence of air. UV16 is tough, strong and durable. UV16 exhibits excellent bond strength to a wide variety of substrates, including plastics, glass, ceramics and most metals. Impact strength is high with measurements exceeding 320 inch #. UV16 is 100% reactive and does not contain any solvents or other volatiles. Shrinkage upon cure is 2-3%, substantially lower than that exhibited by most free-radical types of UV-curable compositions.