DN Staff

January 12, 2004

6 Min Read

Acrylic adhesive

Cures rapidly at room temperature

The SPEEDBONDER(TM) H8000 is a non-sagging structural acrylic adhesive that reportedly fixtures rapidly and delivers impact- and peel-resistant, high-strength bonds on a range of surfaces. The two-component gel is 100% reactive and bonds securely to steel, stainless steel, aluminum, FRP, Xenoy, RTM, Gelcoat, and ABS with little or no surface preparation. It is capable of filling gaps as large as 0.5 inch and is packaged in 490-ml EPS cartridges. Henkel Loctite Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-599



The NYTEMP(R) is designed to withstand temperatures up to 400C, and meets newly published NAS1189 and NAS1190 standards. The orange-colored patch is made of a high temperature-resistant polymer element, applied to internally- or externally-threaded parts. It is ideal for a variety of applications, including aerospace, appliances, automotive, and small engines. Nylok Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-600


Long life

Using proven Fluoroloy PTFE compounds and stainless steel spring and case material, the OmniLip XT and OmniSeal XI reportedly provide chemical resistance and reduced friction over elastomer seals. They are available from 12 to 65 mm and can handle temperatures up to 200C, pressures up to 200 KPa (OmniLip XT) or 55 Mpa (OmniSeal XT), and surface speeds up to +20 m/s. Saint-Gobain Performance Plasticshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3843-601


Heavy-duty construction

The polished, stainless steel products are available in two styles: flat or high profile. Each is available in 3.15 , 4.72 , and 7.87 inch lengths with fixed or removable pins. Also available are round, square, and countersunk holes. The products are designed for heavy metal enclosure applications, including large doors, gates, and truck bodies. H. A. Guden Co.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-602

Plastic fasteners

Self-locking, one-way combo

TineLok(TM) nut and bolt, self-locking, vibration-proof fasteners are now available in plastic materials. The new version is a one-way combination nut and bolt fastener that locks into position at preset intervals when the nut is counter rotated along the bolt thread. It is offered in standard and custom sizes with applications engineering services available. It reportedly exhibits greater reverse torque and endures Junker Shaker test cycles without loosening or vibrating. Permanent Technologies Inc. http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-603

Urethane Adhesive

Highly flexible

Engineered for bonding polycarbonate, glass, metal, and a variety of other plastics, Hysol(R) U-09FL offers a 10 minute work life after mixing. It is ultra-clear and provides excellent peel strength, according to the company. It is suited for products that require a clear, non-yellowing bondline. Henkel Loctite Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-604

Fiber optic pressure seals

Safe, convenient, reliable

Designed to provide a safe, reliable, and convenient method to existing fiber optic data lines through a structure while preserving the integrity of a pressure or vacuum environment, the company's line of fiber optic pressure seals are available in a variety of standard and custom configurations. Seals can be configured with 1 to 25 optical fibers per single housing, and fiber lengths can be specified. Standard units are capable of operating between -10C to +80F, but wider temperature ranges are available. Columbia Research Laboratorieshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3843-618

Fastening robots

Dispense adhesives and sealants

The robots are available in four different models, each with increasing operating ranges. All can be requested in eight different configurations with a variety of options, including: three or four controllable axes; 110 or 220V power; and standard or CE certification. All models offer teach-point programming with 100 programs and a 6,000-point memory card. Mounting hardware is offered in a variety of choices. Henkel Loctite Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-606

Needle bonding adhesive

Light curing

Created for bonding needles, syringes, and other stainless steel cannula to polycarbonate, PVC, and polypropylene hubs, MD(R) Medical Device Adhesive 1193-M-VLV is low viscosity for quick, air-free dispensing into needle hub cavities. It can reportedly cure in fractions of a second when exposed to high-intensity UV light, and it produces clear, high-strength bonds with minimal variation in tensile strength values. The product is suited for high speed, high volume, and automated syringe assembly. Dymax Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-607

Screw covers

No adhesive required

Hex Socket Cap Screw Covers are manufactured to fit 5/16 inch, .25 inch, and #10 screw sizes. They are made of a lightweight durable polypropylene that is molded to a snug fit and reportedly reusable. The covers have a matte finish with a smooth radius edge on top. The thin, protective side wall allows for use in applications where the screw is countersunk or placed in a tight location. Ark-Plas Productshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3843-608

Plastic bonding adhesive

Pigmented to blend in

Colored to blend in with "flesh colored" hearing aid shells and back-plates, the DYMAX 1-20687 is a low-viscosity, light-curing, plastic bonding adhesive. It is designed to form high strength bonds with a variety of plastics, including polycarbonate, ABS, tenite, and PVC. It is based on the latest light curing technology, reportedly enabling manufacturers to rapidly cure the adhesive through pigmented substrates with industry standard UV spot curing or flood lamps. Dymax Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-609

Strain relief clamp

Rolling clamp nut design

The SR-Series Clamp Attachment is designed for easy installation by screwing it onto the back of the RF coaxial connectors. Constructed from nickel- or silver-plated brass, it reportedly prevents distortion of the cable and provides greater axial and rotational support than typical shrink tubing strain reliefs. It is suitable for cables from .25 to .75 inches, and can be used in applications where the connector is much larger than the cable. Tru-Connector Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-610


Forms clear bonds

Designed to have excellent gap-filling capability and to maintain bond strength through thermal cycling, shock, vibration, and impact, the Ultra Light-Weld(R) 3094 Series reportedly forms strong bonds to most plastics in a few seconds. It can also form bonds to a variety of substrates, including UV-absorbing clear or tinted plastics, and other semi-transparent materials. It is ideal for applications involving laminating, packaging, and metal-to-plastic constructions. Dymax Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3843-611

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