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Glass Assembly, Bevel Bonding, and Chipping

High strength bonding of glass to glass, or glass to metal, can be achieved with flat glass, float glass, tempered glass, and a myriad of other glass types. From its inception over 15 years ago, Tangent Industries continues to develop new light curable adhesives and polymers that address the evolving challenges of glass assembly. Typical applications include glass lamination, signage, display cases, glass furniture, jewelry, affixing window latches, and cutting edge optical assemblies.

Tangent’s 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.

A unique product has been developed to facilitate the creation of decorative glass used in windows, doors, mirrors, lighting, goblets, vases, and other household accessories. Distinctive patterns can be chipped into glass using Tangent Industries exclusive Chip-In-Place polymer. The advantage of this polymer over other methods and materials is that Chip-In-Place is low odor, fast curing with UV light, and produces finished patterns in hours, not days! This eliminates long waiting periods, space-consuming racking, and the high cost of inventory. The product is also available in gel viscosity which allows curved and vertical surfaces to be etched.

Tangent Industry’s glass adhesive product line has given artists and entrepreneurs a new, exciting avenue of glass based construction.

Examples at left are from McLemore Display Company’s line of glass shelving, display cases, and racks.

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View the glass bonding adhesive selections listed below for a possible candidate for your application. Please contact Tangent Industries 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 Number Suitable Applications Viscosity cP mPa Shore Durometer 24 Hour Water Absorbtion LEDcure Bondable Substrates Comments/Features Request
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30031 glass assembly 900-1500 D35-50 < 1.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals, some plastics UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, tack-free Request sample button TDS button
30085 glass assembly 1000-2000 D60-70 < 0.5% no glass, ceramic, metals UV cure, low intensity curable, clear, resistant to thermal cycling, RI@ 25°C=1.504% Request sample button TDS button
30320 glass assembly 500-1000 D65-75 < 2.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals UV/Visible cure, secondary thermal cure, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.499% Request sample button TDS button
3441 glass assembly 500-800 D75-85 < 1.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals, some plastics UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.507% Request sample button TDS button
38429 glass assembly 2000-4000 60-75 < 1.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals, some plastics UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, resistant to thermal cycling, RI@ 25°C=1.504% Request sample button TDS button
3881 glass assembly 50-100 D55-70 < 1.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.504% Request sample button TDS button
3887 glass assembly 4000-5000 D50-65 < 1.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.504% Request sample button TDS button
6108 glass assembly 600-900 D75-85 < 1.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals, some plastics UV/Visible cure, low intensity curable, clear, RI@ 25°C=1.511% Request sample button TDS button
6127 glass assembly 40-80 D80-90 < 1.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals UV cure, wicking grade viscosity, clear, hard, RI@ 25°C=1.511% Request sample button TDS button
Chip-In-Place glass etching/chipping 4000-8000 D85-95 n/a no glass (sandblasted) UV/Visible cure, fast curing, easy to remove after etching/chipping process completed Request sample button TDS button
Chip-In-Place Gel glass etching/chipping thixotropic
gel
D85-95 n/a no glass (sandblasted) UV/Visible cure, fast curing, easy to remove after etching/chipping process completed Request sample button TDS button
VBB-N2 bonding 500-1000 D25-40 < 1.0% yes stainless steel, glass, aluminum UV/Visible cure, high peel strength, clear, tack-free surface, resistant to thermal cycling Request sample button TDS button
VBB-NC emblem bonding 500-1000 D35-50 < 2.0% yes stainless steel, glass, aluminum, PC, foils UV/Visible cure, clear, moisture resistant, resists yellowing Request sample button TDS button
VBB1 glass assembly 800-1500 D25-35 < 1.0% yes glass, ceramic, metals UV/Visible cure, high peel strength, flexible, clear, resistant to thermal cycling, RI@ 25°C=1.490% 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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