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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Faster fixture times

Faster fixture times A new cyanoacrylate adhesive for industrial applications has been launched, which not only offers some of the fastest fixture times on the market, but also handles difficult materials such as leather, paper, card and chromated steel. RiteLok XF100 from Chemence is an ultra fast curing, medium-low viscosity, modified ethyl cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesive for use where rapid bonding and fixture times are required. The adhesive really comes into its own when used by manufacturers or assemblers of high volume goods such as leather or plastic parts, where bonding is a key part of the process. By using XF100 with its faster fixture times, these companies can increase their line speeds, therefore improving productivity and reducing costs. RiteLok XF100 has been specially formulated by Chemence's chemists for the instant bonding of paper, leather, wood, plastics, rubbers, metals and other common substrates. It will be used in a variety of applications, including the assembly of plastic and rubber parts; shoe manufacture and repair; luggage manufacturing; sports equipment manufacture; electrical and electronic devices; medical devices; and maintenance and repair. Although XF100 has a degree of gap filling ability, it is generally recommended for use on close-fitting parts and fairly smooth, even surfaces. Compared to typical Cyanoacrylates, XF100 performs particularly well when the materials to be bonded have a certain degree of acidity in them. Fixture time using XF100 on chromated steel is less than 3 seconds, compared to 10-20 seconds for competing products. For polycarbonate, fixture time is 4-10 seconds, compared to 10-40 seconds for competing products. XF100 also competes favourably with leading competitor products when bonding degreased steel, ABS, phenolics, EPDM, nitrile rubber, balsa wood, oak, cow leather and goat leather.

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