LEDcure UV Adhesives

Specifically formulated for lower intensity, isolated wavelength curing, LEDcure UV adhesives and sealants deliver all the efficiencies and benefits expected from LED curing including cooler curing temperatures, instant on/off control without shutter mechanisms, and long operating life.

LED light sources are slowly making inroads into all markets for the specific purpose of curing (hardening) industrial light curable adhesives and sealants. Equipment manufacturers are now offering higher output intensities with greater selections of wavelength options in both the UV and Visible light regions. The advantages of LED curing includes cooler curing temperatures, instant on/off control without shutter mechanisms, and long operating life.

Typically described as monochromatic, LED curing is unique. Although it is identified by only a single output wavelength, the actual energy produced is a very concentrated cluster of wavelengths that includes the specified wavelength and those immediately adjacent to that wavelength. Unlike traditional broad spectrum mercury based systems, LED outputs are typically lower in intensity and narrow in spectral distribution.

The adhesive and sealant market is saturated with claims of LED curable adhesives. Unfortunately for the users, not all will work as expected. With many of these adhesives, typical cure times can double or triple. The cured adhesive may not develop the same cured properties as when using traditional broad spectrum UV equipment.

A successful LED cure bonding process requires the pairing LED equipment with adhesives and sealants that are specifically formulated for lower intensity, isolated wavelength curing. Panacol-USA has been formulating low intensity light curable adhesives for over 15 years. This experience was instrumental in the development of our LEDcure product line. When combined with the appropriate LED light source, Tangent LEDcure adhesives and sealants deliver all the efficiencies and benefits expected from LED curing.

From the directory below, you will find LEDcure adhesives and sealants that can be used in various applications and industries. Their common link is that all are fully curable with LED curing equipment that produces a UVA or Visible Light wavelength (315-450nm). Utilizing LED curing equipment that produces a wavelength in the visible spectrum (e.g. 385 or 400nm) will typically increase depth of adhesive cure, and permit curing through UV inhibiting substrates. Of course, all Tangent LEDcure adhesives and sealants may be cured using traditional broad spectrum UV curing equipment.

Please contact Tangent 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, Tangent 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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30031glass assembly900-1500D35-50< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metals, some plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, tack-free Request sample button TDS button
30320glass assembly500-1000D65-75< 2.0%yesglass, ceramic, metalsUV/Visible cure, secondary thermal cure, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.499%Request sample button TDS button
3441glass assembly500-800D75-85< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metals, some plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.507%Request sample button TDS button
38429glass assembly2000-400060-75< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metals, some plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, resistant to thermal cycling, RI@ 25°C=1.504%Request sample button TDS button
3881glass assembly50-100D55-70< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metalsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.504%Request sample button TDS button
3887glass assembly4000-5000D50-65< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metalsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.504%Request sample button TDS button
4641bonding plastics with multiple dissimilar materials1000-2500D25-35< 1.0%yesplastics, ceramic, glass,stainless steelUV/Visible cure, flexible, high elongation, tack-free surfaceRequest sample button TDS button
4731bonding plastics with multiple dissimilar materials900–1500D35-50< 1.0%yesmost plastics, ceramic, glass, stainless steelUV/Visible cure, clear, tack-free surface, suitable for medical device assemblyRequest sample button TDS button
50000screen coupling material20-8000-80 A 5< 0.5%yesglass, ceramic, some plastics UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, low shrink/stress, optically clear, extremely softRequest sample button TDS button
50001screen coupling material20-8000-80 A 5< 0.5%yesglass, ceramic, some plastics UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, low shrink/stress, optically clear, extremely soft, higher adhesionRequest sample button TDS button
5140bonding/laminating flexible materials and those with differing CTE values250-500A45-65< 1.0%yeswide range of plastics, ceramic, glass,stainless steelUV/Visible cure, extremely soft, highly flexible, tack-free surface, clear, suitable for medical device assemblyRequest sample button TDS button
60101form and cure-in -place gasket60,000-70,000A10-20< 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
6108glass assembly600-900D75-85< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metals, some plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.511%Request sample button TDS button
6108-Tcatheter assembly4000-6000D75-85< 1.0%yesstainless steel, glass, some plasticsUV/Visible cure, secondary thermal cure, clear, hard, withstands autoclavingRequest sample button TDS button
6127glass assembly40-80D80-90< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metalsUV cure, wicking grade viscosity, clear, hard, RI@ 25°C=1.511%Request sample button TDS button
6162reservoir assembly 400-800D25-35< 1.0%yesstainless steel, ceramic, PUUV/Visible cure, soft, flexible, high elongationRequest sample button TDS button
70012bonding or forming a seal between surfaces500-900D25-35< 1.0%yesPU, PVC, other plastics, stainless steel, ceramicUV/Visible cure, soft, flexible, high elogation, soft, waxy surfaceRequest sample button TDS button
7041needle/syringe assembly50-150D70-80< 3.0%yesstainless steel, polycarbonate, PVC, treated polypropylene/HDPEUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, moisture resistant, generates highest tensile strength with LED curing equipment, tack-freeRequest sample button TDS button
7090-V-HSbonding/potting rigid plastics10-150D80-90< 1.0%yesPC, PVC, polyester, other rigid plasticsUV/Visible cure, secondary thermal cure, low intensity curable, wicking grade viscosity, withstands autoclaving, very hard, clear, suitable for medical device assemblyRequest sample button TDS button
7173-Vbonding PVC and polyethylene components200-300D70-79< 4.0%yesPVC, PC, other plasticsUV/Visible cure, best for highly plasticized PVC, tack-free surface, suitable for medical device assemblyRequest sample button TDS button
7200-VFbonding combinations or rigid and flexible plastic1000-2000A60-80< 10.0%yesPVC, PC, polyester, other plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, high peel strength, soft, flexible, fluorescing, resitant to salt spray and thermal cyclingRequest sample button TDS button
7551bonding rigid plastics1300-2000D80-90< 1.0%yesPC, PVC, styrene, some metalsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear and very hard, highly resistant to yellowing and moistureRequest sample button TDS button
7551-VFbonding rigid plastics1300-2000D80-90< 1.0%yesPC, PVC, other plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, tack-free surface, fluorescing, suitable for medical device assemblyRequest sample button TDS button
7555-VCbonding or coating rigid plastics1300-2000D80-90< 1.0%yesPVC,PC, other plasticUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, modified for better wetting, very hard, tack-freeRequest sample button TDS button
7631bonding or sealing acrylic displays100-300D70-90< 9.0%yesPMMA, PC, other plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable,high tensile strength, low viscosity for capillary flowRequest sample button TDS button
77041-Thigh strength bonds between many plastics and dissimilar materials, medical devices2000 - 400070-802 hr boiling water 3%Yespolycarbonate, ABS, PVC, PMMA, PET, Glass, Stainless Steelsolvent-free, single component adhesive, clear, hard, and highly resistant to moisture, UV & UV LED cures extremely quicklyRequest sample button TDS button
7989-Vreservoir assembly/plastics bonding3000-5000D45-55< 5.0%yesPC, ABS, PVC, polyesterUV/Visible cure, clear, moisture resistant, flexible, tack-free, suitable for medical device assemblyRequest sample button TDS button
80015lamination, package sealing250-500A45-65< 1.0%yespolyester, PE,PVC, fiber, foilsUV/Visible cure, high peel strength, clear, tack-free surface,flexible, high elongation, resistant to thermal cycling and environmental stressesRequest sample button TDS button
80025cap seals4500-6000A60-70< 1.0%yesplastics, foils, glass, ceramicUV/Visible cure, soft, flexible, tack-free surface Request sample button TDS button
80037perimeter package seal200-300D70-79< 4.0%yesPVC, other plasticsUV/Visible cure, low intensity curable,ideal for dissimilar substrates, tack-free surface Request sample button TDS button
80047emblem bonding900-1500D35-50< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metals, plastic films, foilsUV/Visible cure, clear, resists yellowingRequest sample button TDS button
80300lamination, package sealing900-1500A35-50< 4.0%yesPVC, PE, polyesterUV/Visible cure, high peel strength, clear, tack-free surface,tear resistant, high elongationRequest sample button TDS button
80480lamination, package sealing100-200D40-50< 2.0%yesPE, mylar, PVC, polyester, foilsUV/Visible cure, high peel strength, clear, tack-free surface, resistant to thermal cycling and environmental stressesRequest sample button TDS button
90013encapsulation900-1500D35-50< 1.0%yesplastics, ceramic, glass,stainless steelUV/Visible cure,flexible, self-leveling, tack-free surfaceRequest sample button TDS button
90015flex circuits/encapsulation250-500A45-65< 1.0%yesplastics, ceramic, glass,stainless steelUV/Visible cure, soft, flexible, tack-free surface, very fast curingRequest sample button TDS button
90020potting1000-2000A70-80< 10%yespolyester, PVC, PCUV/Visible cure, resistant to thermal cycling/salt sprayRequest sample button TDS button
90024conformal coating200-400D75-85< 1.0%yesFR4 epoxy board, glass, metal,ceramic,plasticsmulticure: UV/Visible light / thermal / activatorRequest sample button TDS button
90034conformal coating70-150D75-85< 1.0%yesFR4 epoxy board, glass, metal,ceramic,plasticsmulticure: UV/Visible light / thermal / activatorRequest sample button TDS button
90046potting/bonding2000-3000A60-70< 1.0%yesplastics, ceramic, glass,stainless steelUV/Visible cure,soft, flexible, self-leveling, tack-free surfaceRequest sample button TDS button
90070edge bonding8000-16,000D70-80< 3.0%yesFR4 epoxy board, stainless, plasticsUV/Visible cure, hard, clear, very fast curing, tack-freeRequest sample button TDS button
90075potting200-400D80-90< 1.0%yes PC, PVC, other plasticsUV/Visible cure, very hard, fast flowingRequest sample button TDS button
90086flexcircuits/encapsulation/potting500-800A10-20< 1.0%yesplastics, ceramic, glass,stainless steelUV/Visible cure, very soft, flexibleRequest sample button TDS button
90830flex circuits/encapsulation900-1500A35-50< 4.0%yesmost plastics, ceramic, glass,stainless steelUV/Visible cure,soft, very flexible, tack free surfaceRequest sample button TDS button
VBB-N2bonding500-1000D25-40< 1.0%yesstainless steel, glass, aluminumUV/Visible cure, high peel strength, clear, tack-free surface, resistant to thermal cyclingRequest sample button TDS button
VBB-NCemblem bonding500-1000D35-50< 2.0%yesstainless steel, glass, aluminum, PC, foilsUV/Visible cure, clear, moisture resistant, resists yellowingRequest sample button TDS button
VBB1glass assembly800-1500D25-35< 1.0%yesglass, ceramic, metalsUV/Visible cure, high peel strength, flexible, clear, resistant to thermal cycling, RI@ 25°C=1.490%Request sample button TDS button
Vitralit 1605encapsulating300-500D80-90< 0.2%yes, limitedglass lens, metal, ceramiclight curable, cationic epoxy, high optical clarity, low viscosity, easy to dispense, fast curing, high Tg, resistant to thermal cycling, no outgassingRequest sample button TDS button
Vitralit 1650glob top/encapsulant6000-9000D70-80< 0.2%yesFR4 epoxy board, glass, metal, ceramic, plasticsUV cure, cationic epoxy, high purity and low ionic content, high adhesion, resistant to thermal cycling, grey colorRequest sample button TDS button
Vitralit 2113encapsulating/potting/component bonding19,000-32,000D70-80< 0.2%yesFR4 epoxy board, glass, metal,ceramic,plasticsextremely fast UV/Visible cure, low CTE and shrink, tack-free surface, grey colorRequest sample button TDS button
Vitralit 6104-VT edge and corner bonding/encapsulating75,000-90,000D45-60< 1.5%yesFR4 epoxy board, glass, metal,ceramic,plasticsfast UV cure, secondary low-temp thermal cure, non-migrating, translucentRequest sample button TDS button
Vitralit UD 5134encapsulating/potting/component bonding15,000-25,000D70-85< 0.2%yesFR4 epoxy board, glass, metal,ceramic,plasticsextremely fast UV/Visible cure, secondary low-temp thermal cure, low CTE and shrink, tack-free surface, grey colorRequest 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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