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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. Tangent Industries 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.

Tangent Product 7631 is a UV/Visible light curable adhesive that forms high tensile-sheer bonds between PMMA surfaces. It is well suited for the assembly of light duty acrylic displays, plaques, trophies, ornaments, and other acrylic component assembly. This is a solvent-free formulation. Its low viscosity facilitates bubble-free dispensing and effective surface wetting through capillary action. When cured, Product 7631 is clear, hard, and possesses a dry, tack-free surface. This product resists yellowing with age. Product 7631 cures extremely quickly with broad spectrum UV lamps (320-450 nm), as well as monochromatic LED lamps. Optimal LED curing is achieved using systems with outputs of 365nm or 405nm.

Tangent Product 70001 is a very low viscosity, LED light curable adhesive that produces high strength bonds between many plastics and dissimilar materials such as acrylic, stainless steel, glass, and aluminum. This product possesses a solvent-free composition. Bonds prepared with 70001 are clear, hard, and highly resistant to moisture. The low viscosity of this product makes it particularly well suited for applications requiring wicking or capillary action. Bubble-free dispensing makes this an ideal product for assembling display cases. Product 70001 cures extremely quickly with broad spectrum UV lamps (320-450 nm), as well as monochromatic LED lamps. Optimal LED curing is achieved using systems with outputs of 365nm or 405nm. Product 70001 is exceptionally photosensitive; making light curing possible through seemingly difficult surfaces containing color or a significant level of opaqueness.

Tangent Product 70001-VT is a high viscosity, LED light curable adhesive that produces high strength bonds between many plastics and dissimilar materials such as acrylic, stainless steel, glass, and aluminum. This product possesses a solvent-free composition. Bonds prepared with 70001-VT are clear, hard, and highly resistant to moisture. The high viscosity of this product makes it particularly well suited for applications involving irregular surfaces, larger gaps, and vertical applications. Product 70001-VT cures extremely quickly with broad spectrum UV lamps (320-450 nm), as well as monochromatic LED lamps. Optimal LED curing is achieved using systems with outputs of 365nm or 405nm. Product 70001-VT is exceptionally photosensitive; making light curing possible through seemingly difficult surfaces containing color or a significant level of opaqueness.

Tangent Product 70600 is a low viscosity, UV/Visible light curable adhesive that produces high strength bonds between acrylic, polycarbonate, and glass substrates. This product is a single component, solvent-free composition. Bonds prepared with 70600 are clear and highly resistant to moisture. The low durometer of this product makes it ideal for assembling materials with widely varying Coefficient of Thermal Expansion values. Product 70600 cures extremely quickly with broad spectrum UV lamps (320-450 nm), as well as monochromatic LED lamps. Optimal LED curing is achieved using systems with outputs of 365nm or 405nm. Large area adhesive curing can be facilitated with the Honle UVAHand 250 UV curing lamp.

UVAHAND 250 is a high-intensity handheld UV lamp. It is easy to transport, ergonomically designed and ideal for mobile use when display assembly is required onsite. Its high power output and intensive radiation ensure reliable production results within seconds. A homogeneous intensity distribution is guaranteed by its optimised reflector surface.

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Product Number Suitable Applications Viscosity cP mPa Shore Durometer 24 Hour Water Absorbtion LEDcure Bondable Substrates Comments/Features Request
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70001 bonding or sealing acrylic displays 50-90 D70-90 3.0% Yes PMMA, PC, styrene, stainless steel UV/Visible light curable, hard, tack-free surface, wicking viscosity, moisture resistant Request sample button TDS button
70001-VT bonding or sealing acrylic displays 8,000-16,000 D70-90 3.0% Yes PMMA, PC, styrene, stainless steel UV/Visible light curable, hard, tack-free surface, high viscosity for gap-filling, moisture resistant Request sample button TDS button
70600 bonding or sealing acrylic displays 200-400 A10 – 25 < 1.0% Yes acrylic, polycarbonate, and glass clear and highly resistant to moisture Request sample button TDS button
7631 bonding or sealing acrylic displays 100-300 D70-90 < 9.0% yes PMMA, PC, other plastics UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable,high tensile strength, low viscosity for capillary flow Request sample button TDS button

*Note: viscosity variations are typically available, or can be formulated, for all listed products. Please inquire with Tangent 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 Tangent Applications Engineering to discuss your specific requirements.

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