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Color-Changing AdhesiveTORRINGTON, Conn., Aug. 5, 2009 – Dymax Corp. has released Dymax MD medical device adhesive 1-20793, a See-Cure, color-changing adhesive formulated with ultra-red fluorescing technology. This adhesive starts out bright blue in color in its uncured state, making it easy to see on the surface of substrates, in deep wells, or when sandwiched between two layers of materials. Because the blue color is extremely visible, simple vision systems can be incorporated into assembly processes prior to curing in order to easily identify adhesive coverage and profile, resulting in greater efficiency and less scrap.
The blue color disappears when sufficient light energy has been provided to the adhesive bond area to achieve full cure. As the adhesive cures, the blue color within fades and ultimately turns clear upon full cure.
The Ultra-Red fluorescing feature allows the adhesive to be visually detected when exposed to low-intensity black light at 365 nm before and after it has been cured as an additional quality control option. Ultra-Red fluorescing technology formulated into the company’s UV adhesives provides a vivid contrast that permits accurate bond-line inspection, especially when used against plastics that fluoresce blue and would normally mask blue fluorescing adhesives.
The adhesive is designed for rapid bonding of a variety of rigid and flexible plastics typically used in the manufacture of medical devices, such as reservoirs, tube sets and catheters. It cures in seconds when exposed to high-intensity UV light, enabling faster processing, greater output and lower assembly costs. The bondable substrates include PC, PET, PS, PU, PVC and ABS.
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