Fixing Plastic Components

Plastic components are often held in place with adhesives to prevent their sliding out of place during further processing. Especially acrylic-based products adhere well to many plastics. They have a reinforcing and supporting effect to dissipate loads and reduce stresses. Acrylates have the added advantage of curing very quickly under UV light, thereby speeding up processing times to allow higher production volumes. Epoxy adhesives, which also cure quickly under UV light, are resistant to higher temperatures. Cyanacrylates are used for bonding UV-blocked or light impermeable substrates, as they are self-curing at room temperature. 

The table below lists a selection of adhesives that are suitable for holding plastic components. Further products and custom solutions are available on request.

Adhesive Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Suitable for fixing plastic components such as:
Vitralit® 1703 85,000-130,000 acrylate UV Bonding PC, ABS, SAN, hard-PVC
Vitralit® 1720 2,700-3,700 epoxy UV Bonding thermoplastics
Bonding FR4 or ABS
suitable for bonding pretreated PET
Vitralit® 1722 5,000-8,000 epoxy UV Bonding thermoplastics
Bonding FR4 or ABS
suitable for bonding pretreated PET
Vitralit® 4730 70-150 acrylate UV
VIS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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® 7090 VHS 40-100 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding PC (Makrolon), hard-PVC, ABS, SAN
Vitralit® 7283 70-130 acrylate UV
VIS
plastics /glass bonding
suitable for elastic bonding of large surfaces
Vitralit® 7311 40-70 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding PC (polycarbonate)
PVC,  PMMA,
ABS, glass and metals
Vitralit® 7313 40-70 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding plastics such as 
PC,  PVC,  ABS  
Bonding glass and metals
Vitralit® 7631 100-300 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PVC
Vitralit® 7641 10-100 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PVC
Vitralit® 7642 1,500-2,500 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PVC
Vitralit® 7989 3,000-5,000 acrylate UV Bonding hard-PVC, ABS, SAN, PUR, PC
Vitralit® 9140 VL 1,000-2,000 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PVC, ABS
Vitralit® UD 5134 15,000-25,000 acrylate UV
VIS
thermal
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
Bonding thermoplastics and PA
Vitralit® UV 2113 19,000-32,000 hybrid UV
VIS
Bonding PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), PC, PET, ABS, SAN, FR4, PBT, hard-PVC 
Bonding plastics and metals 
Vitralit® UV 2115 20,000-30,000 hybrid UV
VIS
Vitralit® UV 2150 140-500 acrylate UV
VIS
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
Bonding PC (Polycarbonate), PMMA
Bonding plastics to glass
Vitralit® VBB 1 Gel 150,000-190,000 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding PC (Polycarbonate), PMMA
Bonding plastics to glass
Vitralit® VBB-N 50-150 acrylate UV
VIS
Bonding PC (Makrolon)
PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass) 
Bonding plastics to glass
Structalit® 3060 30,000-40,000 epoxy thermal Bonding PA (Polyamid), PI, PET, FR4
Structalit® 5604 25,000-40,000 epoxy thermal Bonding PA (Polyamid), PI, FR4, PET 
Bonding plastics in combination with various other plastics
Structalit® 5820 20,000-25,000 epoxy thermal Bonding FR4, PA/Polyamid 
Bonding plastics in combination with various other plastics
Structalit® 5890 300,000-400,000 epoxy thermal Bonding FR4 
Bonding plastics in combination with various other plastics
Structalit® 5891 300,000-400,000 epoxy thermal FR4 bonding
Bonding plastics in combination with various other plastics
Cyanolit® 200 1-3 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Cyanolit® 201 1-3 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Cyanolit® 202 70-100 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Cyanolit® 203 TX shear thinning cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Cyanolit® 241 F 30-50 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Cyanolit® 732 F 230-350 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Cyanolit® 811 F 4-12 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Cyanolit® Gel 10 100,000-240,000 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm