Plastic Adhesive

An ever increasing number of everyday products contain plastics. Joining plastic components with each other or with other materials is difficult: bonding is often the only solution. For industry and technology, bonding of synthetic materials is becoming increasingly important.

With Panacol’s plastic adhesives all types of plastic materials can be bonded. Synthetics like PVC and ABS are easy to bond, but also plastics that are difficult to glue – such as PEEK and PA (Polyamid) – can be easily joined with special adhesives.

All adhesives from Panacol are solvent-free, so that no stress cracks occur at the at the contact surface edges.

With highly reactive UV systems the adhesives are quick-curing, allowing thorough curing also in deeper layers. Adapted photoinitiators and suitable light sources even allow curing through UV-impermeable plastics.

Once cured, Panacol adhesives have a high strength and load capacity.

Typical applications for plastic adhesive are:

With Panacol's plastic adhesives plastic parts can be bonded with invisible bond lines

The table below provides a selection of plastic adhesives from Panacol that are suitable for bonding plastic and polycarbonate components:

Adhesive/ plastic bonder Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Properties Substrates
Vitralit® 1720 2,700-3,700 epoxy UV Low shrinkage
high temperature resistance
Bonding thermoplastics
Bonding FR4 or ABS
suitable for bonding pretreated PET
Vitralit® 1722 5,000-8,000 epoxy UV Very high adhesion to most thermoplastics
low shrinkage
high temperature resistance
Bonding thermoplastics
Bonding FR4 or ABS
suitable for bonding pretreated PET
Vitralit® 4730 70-150 acrylate UV
VIS
Capillary flow
flexible and tear-proof adhesive
suitable for potting
dry surface
Bonding PC (Polycarbonate)
hard-PVC, PET, ABS, SAN
PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass)
Joining glass and plastics
Joining metals to plastics
Vitralit® 4731 900-1,500 acrylate UV
VIS
Dry surface after curing
certified to USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 standards
Bonding PC /Makrolon, hard-PVC, PET, ABS, SAN, PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass)
Bonding glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass
Vitralit® 4731 VT 22,000-28,000 acrylate UV
VIS
Dry surface after curing
flexible and tear-proof
excellent adhesion to many plastics
Bonding PC (Makrolon), hard-PVC, PET, ABS, SAN, PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass)
Joining glass and plastics
Joining metals to plastics
Vitralit® 4732 VT 33,000-40,000 acrylate UV
VIS
Very high adhesion to many plastics
dry surface after curing
flexible and tear-proof
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), hard-PVC, PET, ABS, SAN, PC 
Joining glass and plastics
Joining metals to plastics
Vitralit® 4735 HC 700-1,000 acrylate UV
VIS
thermal
Very high adhesion to many plastics
dry surface after curing
flexible and tear-proof
thermal post-curing
suitable for potting
Bonding PC, PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), hard-PVC, PET, ABS, SAN
Joining glass and plastics
Joining metals to plastics
Vitralit® 5140 250-500 acrylate UV
VIS
Flexible
well suited for bonding plastics with low UV translucence and permeable to visible light
certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding ABS, PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), hard-PVC, PET, SAN, PC 
Joining glass and plastics
Joining metals to plastics
Joining plastics with various substrates
Vitralit® 5140 VT shear thinning acrylate UV
VIS
High resistance to thermal stress and moisture
flexible and stable
Bonding PET, PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, ABS, SAN, hard-PVC
Joining plastics and glass
Joining plastics and metals
Joining plastics to various substrates
Vitralit® 7044 VLV 10-100 acrylate UV
VIS
High peel strength
perfect solution for bonding large surfaces
flexible
Bonding Latex, NBR, SBR, TPE, rubber
Vitralit® 7090 VHS 40-100 acrylate UV
VIS
Certified to USP Class VI standards
dry surface
very high adhesion to plastics
Bonding PC (Makrolon), hard-PVC, ABS, SAN
Vitralit® 7283 70-130 acrylate UV
VIS
Perfect solution for bonding large surfaces
very high adhesion to glass
metals and plastics
resistant against all common sterilization methods
plastics /glass bonding
suitable for elastic bonding of large surfaces
Vitralit® 7311 40-70 acrylate UV
VIS
High resistance to alcohols and moisture
non-yellowing
very high adhesion to plastics
glass and metals
suitable for bonding large areas
certified according to USP Class VI
Bonding PC (polycarbonate)
PVC,  PMMA,
ABS, glass and metals
Vitralit® 7313 40-70 acrylate UV
VIS
Flexible
high elongation at break
perfect solution for bonding large surfaces
very high adhesion to plastics
glass and metals
Bonding plastics such as 
PC,  PVC,  ABS  
Bonding glass and metals
Vitralit® 7631 100-300 acrylate UV
VIS
Very high shear strength and bond strength
excellent adhesion to plastics
capillary flow behavior
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PVC
Vitralit® 7641 10-100 acrylate UV
VIS
Specially formulated for bonding PMMA
high adhesion
capillary flow
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PVC
Vitralit® 7642 1,500-2,500 acrylate UV
VIS
Excellent adhesion to many plastics
high bond strength
excellent flow properties
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PVC
Vitralit® 7989 3,000-5,000 acrylate UV Excellent adhesion to plastics
especially to PC and PMMA
certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding hard-PVC, ABS, SAN, PUR, PC
Vitralit® 9140 VL 1,000-2,000 acrylate UV
VIS
Flexible
high resistance to moisture
cures thick layers of adhesive
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PVC, ABS
Vitralit® UD 5134 15,000-25,000 acrylate UV
VIS
thermal
Acrylate-Hybrid
low thermal expansion
low shrinkage
impact resistant
dry surface
optional thermal post-curing of shadowed areas
grey color
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PET, ABS, SAN, FR4, PBT, hard-PVC
Bonding plastics and metals 
Vitralit® UD 5180 18,000-23,000 epoxy UV
thermal
Yellowish colour
perfect solution for bonding flexible circuit paths
optional thermal post-curing
resistant to reflow processes
grey color
Bonding thermoplastics and PA
Vitralit® UV 2113 19,000-32,000 hybrid UV
VIS
Acrylate hybrid
superior strength
low thermal expansion
impact resistant
low shrinkage
resistant to soldering stress
excellent flow properties
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PET, ABS, SAN, FR4, PBT, hard-PVC 
Bonding plastics and metals 
Vitralit® UV 2150 140-500 acrylate UV
VIS
Modified acrylate
impact resistant
fast curing
very high adhesion to plastics
Bonding PMMA, PC, hard-PVC, ABS, SAN, PET 
Bonding plastics in combination with glass or metals
Vitralit® VBB 1 1,000-1,500 acrylate UV
VIS
Elastic
high peel strength
optically clear
very flexible
suitable for potting
Bonding PC (Polycarbonate), PMMA
Bonding plastics to glass
Vitralit® VBB 1 Gel 150,000-190,000 acrylate UV
VIS
Elastic
high peel strength
optically clear
very flexible
stable gel
Bonding PC (Polycarbonate), PMMA
Bonding plastics to glass
Vitralit® VBB-2N LV 10-100 acrylate UV
VIS
Flexible
perfect solution for bonding large surfaces
high peel strength
plastics and
rubber bonding
suitable for bonding PMMA, PC, hard-PVC, PET, ABS, SAN, FR4, PBT
in combination with glass and metals 
Vitralit® VBB-N 50-150 acrylate UV
VIS
Transparent
elastic
high peel strength
Bonding PC (Makrolon)
PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass) 
Bonding plastics to glass
Structalit® 3060 30,000-40,000 epoxy thermal Fast curing
fixing components on PCBs
corner bonding
glob top
SMD applications
Bonding PA (Polyamid), PI, PET, FR4
Structalit® 5604 25,000-40,000 epoxy thermal Fast curing
red color
fixing components on PCBs
SMD applications
Bonding PA (Polyamid), PI, FR4, PET 
Bonding plastics in combination with various other plastics
Structalit® 5800 7,000-15,000 2-part epoxy thermal, room temperature High temperature resistance
short pot life
fast application
Bonding thermoplastics and FR 4
Structalit® 5810 2,000-3,000 2-part epoxy thermal
room temperature
Very high adhesion to PC
resistant to moisture and chemicals
Bonding thermoplastics and FR 4
Cyanolit® 200 1-3 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Capillary flow
Cyanolit® 201 1-3 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Capillary flow
Cyanolit® 202 70-100 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Capillary flow
Cyanolit® 203 TX shear thinning cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Certified to USP Class VI standards
Cyanolit® 241 F 30-50 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Capillary flow
certified to USP Class VI standards
Cyanolit® 732 F 230-350 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Film forming
certified to USP Class VI standards
bonding porous materials
Cyanolit® 811 F 4-12 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
no gas emission
Cyanolit® Gel 10 100,000-240,000 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Shear thinning
gel-like

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm

Encapsulation of Plastic Components

In many applications plastic components are manufactured and then encapsulated.

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Fixing Plastic Components

Plastic components are often held in place with adhesives to prevent their sliding out of place during further processing.

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Bonding Plastic Enclosures and Moulded Parts

Plastic components and mouldings can often be joined only by bonding. 

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Doming for Domed Labels

Protective coating of decorative articles, such as brooches, pins and key rings is done by applying and curing a thick, optically transparent layer of adhesive.

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Rubber Adhesive

There are a great number of these elastomers and they all can differ in their polymer structure, polarity, and surface properties.

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