Doming for Domed Labels

Protective coating of decorative articles, such as brooches, pins and key rings – so-called domings or dome coatings – is done by applying and curing a thick, optically transparent layer of adhesive. Domings are also applied to medals, fashion labels on glasses, adhesive labels and quality product labels, for example on whisky and perfume bottles. The doming lends the surface a more refined, higher-quality look and feel while making it resistant against scratching, yellowing and environmental influences.

Dome coating with transparent adhesive on key ring

A transparent epoxy resin-based adhesive is applied to create a doming for key rings.

The table below lists a selection of adhesives from Panacol that are used for doming applications. Further products and custom solutions are available on request.

To download the technical datasheets (TDS) please click on the adhesive name.

Dome coating adhesive Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Special features:
Vitralit® 2020 200-400 epoxy UV Dry surface after UV-curing
scratch-resistant
transparent
Vitralit® 2025 200-400 epoxy UV Dry surface after UV-curing
scratch-resistant
transparent
very high chemical and thermal resistance
Vitralit® 4451 500-800 acrylate UV Low shrinkage
soft and elastic
dry surface after curing
protective coating
Vitralit® UC 6215 400-1,100 epoxy UV Low outgassing
high temperature resistance
slightly flexible
high ion purity
suitable for potting
Vitralit® UC 6684 1,500-2,500 epoxy UV Transparent
brilliant and dry surface
scratch resistant

*UV = 320 - 390 nm