Applications

Applications for our light-curable Chemistry include adhesives, coatings, sealants, masks, gaskets and encapsulants. We have over 300 individual formulations available most of which were developed to meet customer-specific requirements. If you don’t see your application on these pages please contact a technical representative.

Applications

Applications for our light-curable Chemistry include adhesives, coatings, sealants, masks, gaskets and encapsulants. We have over 300 individual formulations available most of which were developed to meet customer-specific requirements. If you don’t see your application on these pages please contact a technical representative.

Acrylic Display Cases

Acrylic Display Cases

Assembly of trophy cases, jewelry display cases and other acrylic display cabinets requires adhesives that produce extremely high bond strength with a clear, hard, finish that resists yellowing with age. Panacol-USA reccommends the following four products in combination with the portable UVAHAND 250 high-intensity handheld UV lamp for in-shop or onsite acrylic display case assembly.

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Structural Assembly

Structural Assembly

Structural adhesives are suitable for bonding a wide range of materials including metal, glass, ceramics, wood and many opaque or clear plastics. Available in single and dual component high strength epoxy with superior strength, thermal stability, and chemical resistance. Assembly of large framed panels, display cabinets, and other structural fixtures need adhesives that produce extremely high bond strength.

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Glass Bevel Bonding

Glass Bevel Bonding

Glass bevel bonding adhesives cure (harden) with low intensity UV/Visible light, making bevel assembly an incredibly fast process. LED cure bevel bonding adhesives fully cure in fractions of a second under low intensity UV/visible or Visible light. They are ideal for use with LED light curing equipment.

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Glass Assembly and Glass Art

Glass Assembly and Glass Art

High strength bonding of glass to glass, glass to metal, or glass to other dissimilar substrates with a family of UV and UV/Visible light curable adhesives including flat glass, float glass, tempered glass, and a myriad of other glass types. The cured glass adhesives are optically clear, and resistant to thermal cycling and humidity.

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Glass Assembly, Bevel Bonding, and Chipping

Glass Assembly, Bevel Bonding, and Chipping

High strength bonding of glass to glass, glass to metal, glass to ceramic or glass to plastic can be achieved with flat glass, float glass, tempered glass, and a myriad of other glass types. Glass adhesives are solvent free and light curable (UV and UV/Visible light). Full cure is achieved in seconds, which yields faster assembly time and lower process costs. The cured adhesives are optically clear, and resist thermal cycling and humidity.

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Form and Cure-In-Place Gaskets, (FIP/CIP)

Form and Cure-In-Place Gaskets, (FIP/CIP)

UV or UV/Visible light curable chemistry for Form and Cure-In-Place Gaskets, (FIP/CIP) dispensed as a flowable liquid or non-migrating gel, exactly where a gasket is required, and then cured (hardened) in seconds as part of a continuous in-line production process.

Cured properties: moisture resistance, low shrinkage, invulnerability to thermal cycling, high cohesive strength, and surfaces that range from tack-free to sticky, (like a PSA).

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Flexible Package Lamination with Light Curable Adhesives

Flexible Package Lamination with Light Curable Adhesives

Light curable flexible packaging adhesives that are ideally suited for laminating films, papers and foils used in product packaging. Theses laminating adhesives can be used to seal point-of-purchase display packages, (clamshells). PVC, PET, and RPET can be securely bonded together in a fast, efficient UV light curing process.

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Display/Touch Screen Panel Assembly

Display/Touch Screen Panel Assembly

Touch screen adhesives or ,touch panel adhesives are optically clear adhesives for attaching glass and polymer-based touch screen panels. They possess extreme softness, clarity, flexibility, and resistance to thermal cycling. In addition, the adhesives’ flow properties and ability to minimize air entrapment eliminate ripples, providing optimal image transmission.

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Electronic Component Potting

Electronic Component Potting

Two/single component or light curable potting materials that are specifically formulated to act as barriers against contamination, chemicals, moisture, and vibration damage. These materials dispense easily, cure quickly, and provide a protective surface that is dry and tack-free. LEDcure potting materials fully cure in fractions of a second under low intensity LED UV/visible or Visible light during automated production.

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Corner and Edge Bonding, Die Attachment, and Underfilling

Corner and Edge Bonding, Die Attachment, and Underfilling

All of our corner bonding, edge bonding, die attachment and underfilling adhesives can be dispensed manually or using automated dispensing systems. They meet global regulatory standards, including RohS, REACH, UL, and IPC. The adhesives offer high resistance to thermal cycling and are made with low ionic content-less than 10 ppm. Complete assembly solutions can be developed quickly from this diverse grouping.

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Chip-On-Board (COB) Encapsulating – Glob Top and Dam & Fill/Frame & Fill Adhesives

Chip-On-Board (COB) Encapsulating – Glob Top and Dam & Fill/Frame & Fill Adhesives

Glob Top and Dam and Fill/Frame and Fill encapsulation provides protection for individual electronic components attached to PCB’s and FPC’s. Encapsulated components are shielded from environmental stresses, contamination, and mechanical vibration. Tangent’s encapsulating materials serve to neutralize dissimilar Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) values between the component and board.

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Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) Conformal Coating

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) Conformal Coating

Our solvent-free, uv light curable, acrylated urethane & cationic epoxy conformal coatings are highly flexible after cure making them ideal for flex circuits and PCB’s with delicate components and thin gage wire leads. Cured in seconds with UV/Visible light, these coatings yield dry, tack-free surfaces, high moisture resistance, low Shore A-scale hardness makes them easier to remove for localized repair.

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(Wet) Acid Stripping, Plating, and Anodizing Masks

(Wet) Acid Stripping, Plating, and Anodizing Masks

Tangent’s UV light curable masking materials for acid stripping masking, plating masking, and anodizing masks are formulated to resist prolonged immersion in heated solutions of acids, degreasers, chemical stripping agents, and plating baths. These UV curable masks provide dependable, edge-to-edge surface protection, minimizing rework and scrap costs.

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Masking Aerospace/Turbine Components for Surface Cleaning and Finishing Operations

Masking Aerospace/Turbine Components for Surface Cleaning and Finishing Operations

UV curable masking products are easily applied and cured in seconds with a UV light source. A single application provides consistent protection from blasting, hot acids, alkali solutions, plating, etc. Masking materials in multiple viscosities to accommodate a wide variety of applications. Removal ranges from simple peel to incineration or heat treating for applications with more severe surface protection requirements.

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Orthopedic Prostheses Masks

Orthopedic Prostheses Masks

Orthopedic prostheses such as hip joints, knees, bone plates, and spinal implants contain both highly polished surfaces and rough, coated surfaces. Tangent UV light curable masking materials can provide absolute protection and delineation between these surfaces. Tangent UV masks are designed for removal by manual peel, which can be accelerated by incorporating a quick hot water dip/rinse prior to peel.

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Adhesives for Needle and Syringe Assembly

Adhesives for Needle and Syringe Assembly

Medical device adhesives provide the bond strength, flexibility, and speed of cure that is demanded for needle and syringe assembly. These adhesives are formulated to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, and are compatible with gamma, EtO, and peroxide plasma sterilization processes.

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Adhesives for Hearing Aid/Audiology Device Assembly

Adhesives for Hearing Aid/Audiology Device Assembly

Hearing aid adhesives must function in the wonderland that is the inner ear canal; acidic surface, coated with a combination of oil, perspiration, and ear wax. Our custom hearing aid adhesives are impervious to these substances to ensure reliable operation. Audiology device assembly also has its challenges. Shells and faceplates are molded in assorted colors using pigmented resins which reduce the transmission of light energy. Our higher power equipment overcomes lower light transmission.

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(Dry) Media Blasting Masks

(Dry) Media Blasting Masks

Panacol-USA’s UV light curable masking materials for dry media blasting are formulated to withstand high velocity impact of organic media, aluminum oxide, cut wire, glass beads, and steel shot. These temporary UV masks provide consistent and reliable protection. Tangent UV masks offer resiliency and strong adhesion to prevent edge lift, preserving the integrity of the surface being protected.

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Medical Device Assembly

Medical Device Assembly

Our UV light curable adhesives for medical device assembly are specifically formulated to meet critical performance and regulatory demands of the medical industry. Designed and developed to provide superior adhesion after sterilization and aging, resist humidity and moisture, maintain lot to lot consistency, and fully crosslink upon cure to assure biocompatibility to USP Class VI and ISO 10993 standards.

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Adhesives For Catheter and Guidewire Assembly

Adhesives For Catheter and Guidewire Assembly

Medical device adhesives provide the bond strength, flexibility, and speed of cure that is demanded in catheter component and guidewire assembly. These adhesives are formulated to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, and are compatible with gamma, EtO, and peroxide plasma sterilization processes.

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Adhesives for Breathing Circuit Component and IV Tube Set Assembly

Adhesives for Breathing Circuit Component and IV Tube Set Assembly

Medical device adhesives provide the bond strength, flexibility, and speed of cure that is demanded in breathing circuit component and IV tube set assembly. These uv curing adhesives are formulated to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, and are compatible with gamma, EtO, and peroxide plasma sterilization processes.

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Bonding Plastics and Dissimilar Substrates

Bonding Plastics and Dissimilar Substrates

Tangent’s adhesives for plastic bonding can be cured with UV, UV/Visible, or only Visible light wavelengths. High adhesion is achieved when bonding dissimilar substrates, including combinations of polycarbonate, acrylic, ABS, polyurethane, polyethylene, stainless steel, and glass. They are well suited for assembling consumer appliances and electronics, screens and displays, product packaging, and a host of other applications involving combinations of plastics, metals and glass.

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Medical Device Bonding/Coating

Medical Device Bonding/Coating

Medical device adhesives and sealants provide the bond strength, flexibility, and speed of cure that is demanded in medical device production. These adhesives are formulated to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, and are compatible with gamma, EtO, and peroxide plasma sterilization processes.

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