SCIGRIP IPS Weld-On #2354 Solvent Cement

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  • SCIGRIP 2354 is recommended for joining ABS, styrene and acrylics to themselves where a water-thin cement is desired
  • It is suitable and used on both large assemblies and small delicate assemblies
  • These include a wide variety of items: signs, large displays, lighting fixtures, housewares, electrical assemblies, decorator items and many other fabrications

SCIGRIP is a clear, water-thin, fast drying solvent cement. It may be applied by brush, syringe, spray, and most any other method. It forms bonds by the softening and fusion of the two surfaces in contact. Cure is affected by dissipation of the solvent and cures rapidly. Initial bonds take place within a few minutes and is often of sufficient strength to permit handling of the bonded item. Relatively high strength is reached in 24 to 48 hours, and continues to increase for a number of weeks. The joined material will generally have the same rigidity or flexibility and other physical properties as prior to bonding.

Download - Technical Data Sheet

TYPICAL BOND STRENGTH Aged Bond Strength, lbs/in2 (kg/cm2)
2 Hours 24 Hours 1 Week
ABS 500 1000 1230
Polycarbonate 1000 1800 2200
Styrene 500 1300 1800

Substrate thickness: 0.25 inch (0.64 cm). Bond area: 1.0 in2 (6.45 cm2)


Color Clear Fixture Time 5 Minutes
Viscosity Water Thin Time to reach 80% of ultimate bond strength 72 Hours
Working Time 3 Minutes Specific Gravity 0.805 ± 0.01
Coverage Unknown, no way to determine Shelf Life 3 years


JOINT PREPARATION: Parts to be joined should fit without forcing. Surfaces should be clean and smooth. A good machine finish or sanding with 200-400 grit sandpaper should be satisfactory. Surfaces “as molded or extruded” may not require additional preparation.

ASSEMBLY OF PARTS: Assemble while parts are still wet. If cement is applied to one surface, let the two surfaces be in gentle contact for a few seconds to allow the cement to soften the dry surface. Then press parts together in firm contact. If both of the parts have been coated, they may be brought firmly together immediately. The application of pressure of 2 to 10 pounds per square inch should materially increase bond strength. Springloaded clothespins may be very suitable as clamps. The length of time required for clamp or jig pressure will vary. A few hours may be required for difficult joints and a few minutes for parts that fit well and have modest load requirements.

CAPILLARY METHOD: Parts are placed lightly together and cement is applied to the edge of the joint with brush, eyedropper, or syringe. By capillary action, the cement will flow a considerable distance between two such surfaces. After a few seconds are allowed for the cement to soften the surfaces, the parts may be pressed together firmly. Where surfaces are very smooth and fit well together, it is sometimes possible to obtain good joints without additional clamping pressure. However, it may be best in most cases to maintain clamp pressure as outlined above.

APPLICATION OF CEMENT: SCIGRIP 2354 can be applied by brush, spray, pump type oil cans, syringe, eye dropper, saturated felt pad and other devices.

Download - Safety Data Sheet


This product is a flammable, fast evaporating, solvent cement. It is considered a hazardous material. In conformance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Labeling Act, the following hazards and precautions are given. Purchasers who may re-package this product must also conform to all local, state and federal labeling, safety and other regulations.


Keep out of reach of children. Do not take internally. Keep away from heat, spark, open flame and other sources of ignition. Keep container closed when not in use. Store away from direct sunlight between 40º – 110ºF (5º – 43ºC). Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing of vapors. Atmospheric levels should be maintained below established exposure limit values contained in Section II and VIII of the Material Safety Data Sheet. If airborne concentrations exceed those limits, use of a NIOSH-approved organic vapor cartridge respirator with full face-piece is recommended. The effectiveness of an air-purifying respirator is limited. Use it only for a single short-term exposure. For emergency and other conditions where shortterm exposure guidelines may be exceeded, use an approved positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus. Do not smoke, eat or drink while working with this product. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. May cause eye injury. Protective equipment such as gloves, safety goggles and impervious apron should be used. Carefully read Material Safety Data Sheet and follow all precautions. Contains Methyl Ethyl Ketone (78-93-3). Do not use this product for other than intended use. “Title III Section 313 Supplier Notification”: This product contains toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and of 40CFR372. This information must be included in all Material Safety Data Sheets that are copied and distributed for this material.


Inhalation: If overcome with vapors, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Call physician.

Eye Contact: Flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes and call a physician.

Skin Contact: Wash skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation develops, get medical attention.

Ingestion: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Contact physician immediately.


Shipping Information for Individual Containers Larger than One Liter: DOT Shipping Name: Methyl Ethyl Ketone. DOT Hazard Class: 3. ID #: UN1193. Packaging Group: II. Label: Flammable Liquid.

Shipping Information for Less than One Liter: DOT Shipping Name: Consumer Commodity. DOT Shipping Class: ORM-D.