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Cova Scientific By Cova Scientific • September 16, 2015

Resin Designs, LLC - 3 Key Specialty Adhesives




Resin Designs is a premier adhesive formulator and offers a wide range of adhesive systems including films, epoxies, polyurethanes, UV acrylates and more. Resin Designs also offers custom formulating for applications that require a little more attention than an off the shelf product can provide. Below are three key specialty polymer adhesives that Resin Designs offers. These adhesives range in chemistry and performance properties and should give you a taste for extensive technical capabilities of their research and development team.

1. Acura 86011 - UV curing epoxy adhesive

Almost everyone has dealt with a traditional one or two-part epoxy compound before. Traditional epoxies undergo polymerization as a result of either heat, a chemical catalyst, or both. Although Acura 86011 is an epoxy compound, it's a little different. Acura 86011 is formulated as a catioinc epoxy, meaning its polymerization can be initiated by UV light. This specialty adhesive system offers the strength and dimensional stability of a traditional epoxy, while offering a UV-curable capabilities.

2. Acura 80201 - Electrically conductive epoxy

Epoxies make great adhesives, developing strong bonds between substrates. However, epoxies can be filled with specialized materials, allowing them to do more than simply adhere components. Acura 80201 for example is a high performance epoxy adhesive loaded with a silver-flake particulate in order to induce electrically conductivity. This product will not only bond components but will allow for an electrical current to travel across the bond interface. In this way, Acura 80201 can be used a solder replacement material.

3. Nexus 53051 - LED encapsulation

Often times specialty adhesives are used to seal and protect components rather than bond substrates. Resin Designs' Nexus 53051 is a perfect example of this. Nexus 53051 is a two-part polyurethane adhesive specifically designed for LED encapsulation. Prior to curing, Nexus 53051 is a low viscosity (flows/ pours easy) compound that readily fills gaps and voids. The system cures to form a tough polymer material that protects and seal LED lights, shielding them against chemical and physical dangers. To ensure that the brightness of the encapsulated LEDs is maintained, Nexus 53051 is formulated to be crystal clear and it resists yellowing (a natural aging phenomenon).