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).

Gaskets are used in assemblies that cross all industrial sectors, including aerospace, medical, electronics, automotive, and appliance. Component configurations and substrate combinations are unlimited. Shorter runs of broader product varieties are being demanded by customers, but for obvious economic reasons, manufacturers’ inventories must be kept at lowest possible levels. For these reasons alone, manufacturers need gasket technology that provides the highest level of performance and greatest process flexibility.

Panacol-USA manufactures light curable, Form-In-Place and Cure-In-Place gaskets that are designed to address manufacturers’ pressing demands. Panacol-USA materials can be 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. Gaskets can be formed “on-the-spot” for the most complex component configurations. These gasket materials are best dispensed from commercially available, programmable robotic equipment. This automation maximizes processing speed and ensures consistent gasket profile and cure. Adjustments for new product geometries can be made in minutes without the added costs and delays associated with new tooling (as required for pre-formed and die-cut gaskets).

Panacol-USA’s Stay-In-Place gasket technology produces gasket materials that adhere to the surfaces they are cured upon, allowing immediate handling and continuous production. If downstream gasket replacement becomes necessary, the gasket can be removed without difficulty. A range of gasket materials are available to meet desired functional performance. Typical cured properties include moisture resistance, low shrinkage, invulnerability to thermal cycling, high cohesive strength, and surfaces that range from tack-free to sticky, (like a PSA). Compression sets are typically 10% or lower. These products cure in seconds when exposed to UV/Visible light (320-400nm), with at least 50 mW/cm2 intensity.

View the light curable gasket products listed below for a possible candidate for your application. Please contact Panacol-USA to confirm your product selection and to secure additional application assistance, including samples and process recommendations. In the event that these standard products do not satisfactorily address your performance requirements, Panacol-USA will investigate other solutions that include development of adhesive specifically tailored to the complexity of your application.

Product NumberSuitable ApplicationsViscosity cP mPaShore Durometer24 Hour Water AbsorbtionLEDcureBondable SubstratesComments/FeaturesRequest
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50004-Gelform and cure-in -place gasket30,000-50,000OO 25-30< 1.0%yesglass, PE, some plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, higher adhesion, tack-free, soft, flexible, Compression Set per ASTM D395 = <15%Request sample button TDS button
60101form and cure-in -place gasket50,000-70,000A10-20< 1.0%yesmost plastics, ceramic, glass, stainless steelUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable,tack-free, very soft, flexible, Compression Set per ASTM D395 = <25%Request sample button TDS button
60102form and cure-in -place gasket30,000-50,000A28-38< 2.0%yesmost plastics, ceramic, glass,stainless steelUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, higher adhesion, tack-free, soft, flexible, Compression Set per ASTM D395 = <15%Request sample button TDS button
60103form and cure-in-place gasket70,000A00-45<1.0%yesmost plastics, ceramic, anodized aluminum, glass, stainless steel, powder coatsextremely flexible, outstanding elongation and memory, moisture resistant, tack-free, and possesses a compression set that is less than 15%Request sample button TDS button
60104form and cure-in-place gasket70,000OO-451.0%yesstainless steel, glass, UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, very soft, flexible, Compression Set per ASTM D395 = <20%Request sample button TDS button

*Note: viscosity variations are typically available, or can be formulated, for all listed products. Please inquire with Panacol-USA Applications Engineering for viscosity ranges not shown in the table.
**Note: modifications can be made to most products in order to meet unique performance requirements. Adding fluorescing properties, color, and secondary curing mechanisms are typical examples of minor modifications. Please contact Panacol-USA Applications Engineering to discuss your specific requirements.

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