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Glass Bevel Bonding

Glass bevels are used in decorative glass assembly to create a prismatic effect in windows, doors, and lighting. The bevel itself is thick glass, with edges that have been ground and polished to form obtuse angles to refract light. The bevels are typically attached to flat glass or leaded glass panels with adhesive. As the assembled glass can be used in exterior windows, doors, etc., the adhesive must be able to survive harsh environments for an incredibly long duration.

Tangent Industries has developed a family of bevel bonding adhesives just for this purpose. These adhesives have been in use for many years, and have accumulated real-time performance data which surpasses customer expectations. They survive environmental stresses that include moisture, humidity, and thermal cycling, and remain optically clear to provide maximum transmission of light.

Tangent bevel bonders cure (harden) with low intensity UV/Visible light, making bevel assembly an incredibly fast process. LEDcure adhesives are included in Tangent’s product selection for bevel bonding. LEDcure products from Tangent 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.

The adhesives are solvent-free, and single component for easy dispensing. The bevel bonding adhesive family offers several viscosity options to better accommodate a variety of bevel configurations and assembly processes.

View the bevel bonding adhesive selections listed below for a possible candidate for your application. 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 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
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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