New dual curing potting compound 17 February 2021

Panacol is expanding its portfolio of dual curing acrylic adhesives with the introduction of Vitralit® UD 8052 F, which has been developed for piezo actuators and sensors. It possesses a particularly high tear resistance for bonding ceramics and plastics.

Vitralit® UD 8052 F is a low viscosity, one component UV curable adhesive. It is jetable, transparent and fluoresces under UV light. Customised versions with different colours are also available to facilitate improved process control. Its jet dispense capability makes high UPH (units per hour) values achievable, which is why Panacol says Vitralit UD 8052 F is the perfect choice for consumer electronics applications.

This potting compound can be cured in just a few seconds with UV light (320Nm – 390Nm) or visible light (405Nm). The fluorescing adhesive allows in-line process control with short wave light for maximum productivity. In areas that cannot be reached by light, Vitralit UD 8052 F post cures with atmospheric moisture, and thus polymerises reliably into a flexible potting and ‘glob top’ compound.

Its high tear resistance after curing has been optimised for bonding ceramic components to plastic, compensating for the different expansion coefficients of the bonded materials. Thus Vitralit UD 8052 F is particularly suitable as a protective coating and for applications subject to tensile and compressive stresses. As a potting compound it features a low halogen content and is flexible offering protection against corrosion and other environmental influences.

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