UV Curing Compounds for Coating, Bonding, Potting & Encapsulation
Commercial organic coatings, adhesive/sealants, pottings, and encapsulants generally contain solvents and various diluents, or they are composed of two components which must be weighed and mixed prior to use. After such compounds are applied, heat is generally used to drive off the solvents and other volatiles or to speed the cure (hardening) — especially for two component systems. UV curing compounds on the other hand are one component materials which remain stable—even after prolonged storage — until activated by UV light. They also do not require any weighing or mixing prior to application. They offer "cure on demand" as a most attractive feature.