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Evonik Launches New Solar One-component Adhesive for Acrylic Glass

Published on 2011-02-21. Author : SpecialChem

ACRIFIX® 1R 9019 Solar adhesive is available immediately for bonding applications in furniture, store fixtures and exhibition stands. Evonik originally developed this product for use in solar applications of high requirements in terms of creating a premium appearance.

ACRIFIX 1R 9019 Solar is a UV-curing polymerization adhesive. Its merits are that it is ideal for bonding large surfaces, geometrically complicated surfaces, T-joints and butt joints. Thanks to its extremely strong capillary effect, it can be applied straight onto an edge from the tip of a pipette and will then be sucked in between the elements to be bonded. This does away with the need to mask the material before application.

Because it is a one-component adhesive, it requires only minimum preparation time. "Our new product possesses the performance quality of a reactive adhesive, but it is as easy to use as a solvent-based one," explains Martin Hoffmann, product manager at Evonik's Acrylic Polymers Business Line. "Once cured, the bonded elements can be sawn, drilled or milled in the usual fashion."

ACRIFIX® 1R 9019 Solar lends itself particularly well to application on extruded or even cast PLEXIGLAS®. It cures under UV light (fluorescent solarium lamps, for example). This product is highly transparent and weather resistant. Once it has cured, elements held together by area bonding, for example, will not come apart again-unless you actually chisel them apart.

The Performance Polymers Business Unit of Evonik Industries is a worldwide manufacturer of PMMA products sold under the PLEXIGLAS® trademark on the European, Asian, African and Australian continents and under the trademark ACRYLITE® in the Americas.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, they are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. The company's performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.

Source: Evonik

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