ACRIFIX® Reactive Cements provide a high strength bond and are the ideal choice where a quality bond is required.
Typical Values of Properties
Properties of Bonds
Further treatment of bonded parts: 2 to 3 hours after curing
Tensile shear strength (v = 2 in./min): Butt joint of ACRYLITE® Satinice sheet one or two-sided velvet texture sheet with itself:
Storage / Shipping
Keep the container tightly closed in a cool place.
Preparing the Parts to be Bonded
Degrease the surfaces to be bonded with water containing a detergent (washing-up liquid), or with ACRIFIX® TC 0030 (thinner/ cleaner). Internally stressed parts must be annealed before bonding in order to avoid stress cracking. The annealing conditions depend on the type of material, the degree of forming, and the thickness of the parts to be bonded. Parts made of extruded or injection molded acrylic should be annealed as a matter of principle. Typical annealing times (at 3mm material thickness) are 2 to 4 hours in an airﬂow oven at 158-176°F (70-80°C) – also for cast acrylic.
Preparing the Adhesive
Mix ACRIFIX® 2R0195 with 3 to 8% ACRIFIX® CA 0020, avoiding air entrapment as much as possible. In the covered container, any air bubbles may be allowed to rise to the surface of the adhesive, but they can also be removed in a vacuum desiccator (min. 5.9 in. Hg). As soon as the ACRIFIX® 2R 0195 mixture becomes thick and noticeably warm (end of pot life), it should be discarded. Shake ACRIFIX® 2R 0195 in bottle thoroughly prior to activation with ACRIFIX® CA 0020!
Fix the parts to be bonded in the desired position and apply suitable adhesive tape to seal the joint and to protect surrounding areas. Introduce this adhesive into the joint either directly from the mixing vessel or by means of a glue dispenser or disposable syringe, voiding air entrapment as much as possible.
Roughing with abrasive paper (230 to 320 grit) improves the adhesion to untreated surfaces of cast acrylic. Severely stressed bonds or bonds intended for outdoor exposure should be annealed for 2 to 4 hours at 158-176°F (70-80°C) immediately after curing. The adhesive must not get into closed cavities since the curing process is severely hampered in these places and stress cracking in the bonded parts may be the result. It may be colored with colorants.
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Safety Measures and Health Protection
Contains methyl methacrylate. Irritates the eyes, respiratory system, and skin. May cause sensitization by skin contact. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not smoke. In the event of eye contact, rinse immediately with plenty of water, and consult a doctor. Wear suitable protective gloves.