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Structural Assembly

Assembly of large framed panels, display cabinets, and other structural fixtures need adhesives that produce extremely high bond strength. Light curable adhesives may not always be the appropriate selection, as structural bonding applications often involve opaque components that light cannot penetrate. For this reason, epoxies and methacrylate adhesives are typically selected for this often times weighty assembly process.

Tangent offers Structalit® epoxies and Penloc® methacrylate adhesives. Both brands are manufactured by Panacol-Elosol GmbH, and are exclusively distributed in the Americas by Tangent Industries. Panacol-Elosol GmbH is a member of the Honle Group headquartered in Germany, and has been formulating and manufacturing adhesives for over 30 years.

Structalit® adhesives are single and dual component epoxy resin-based products with superior strength, thermal stability, and chemical resistance. Single component products are thermal cure. Dual component epoxies offer room temperature, or thermal cure.

Penloc ® adhesives are two-component, acrylic-based structural adhesives. The typical mix ratio for these products is 1:1, which means simple, less costly dispensing tools and systems may be used. The products can be mixed by a static mixing tip when dispensing, or dispensed unmixed to apply as a bead-on-bead.

Both Structalit® and Penloc ® adhesives are suitable for bonding a wide range of materials including metal, glass, ceramics, wood and many opaque or clear plastics. Fast fixture times and room temperature curing facilitates efficient assembly processes. The Penloc ®GT series includes a colorless adhesive that is ideally suited for glass and clear acrylic panel assembly. Other applications include:

  • Outdoor signage
  • Window frames
  • Electric motor magnets
  • Cosmetics packaging

View the structural adhesive products 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.

For more information click here and download the Structalit® brochure.

Product Number Suitable Applications Viscosity cP mPa Shore Durometer 24 Hour Water Absorbtion Color Bondable Substrates Comments/Features Request
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Structalit 5800 encapsulant/bonding 7000-15,000 D75-80 < 0.5% transparent/slight yellow tint glass,plastics,metal 2 component, 1:1 mix ratio, room temperature or 5 minute thermal cure ,low shrink, chemical resist Request sample button TDS button
Structalit 5820 bonding materials of similar CTE 20,000-25,000 D85-95 < 0.3% clear metals, glass, plastic one component, 15 minute thermal cure, unfilled Request sample button TDS button
Structalit 5830 magnet (ferrite) bonding, metal bonding 28,000-38,000 D65-75 < 0.5% amber ferrite, metals one component, 15 minute thermal cure, elastomer modified for high impact resistance, excellent peel strength Request sample button TDS button
Structalit 701 bonding metals, plastics 3,000 – 5,000 80 – 90 < 0.5% transparent, amber wide range of materials including metals (alumina, steel and stainless steel) and many plastics two part, thermal curing epoxy adhesive Request sample button TDS button
Structalit 8801 potting/encapsulating 30,000-45,000 D80-90 < 0.2% grey FR4 epoxy board, glass, metal, ceramic, plastics one component epoxy, thermal cure, chemical resistant, limited flow, max operating temperature up to 200°C, Max Temp up to 200°C Request sample button TDS button
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