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Epoxy adhesives & potting compounds for specialist applications

28 September 2016 adhesives

The new Polytec PT brochure offers information on specialist epoxy resin adhesives and potting compounds for electronics, electrical engineering, optical and medical industries. It details high strength optically transparent epoxies, including formulations with flexibility in the Shore A range. Medical device manufacturers will find products which are biocompatible and tested to USP Class VI. These materials […]

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Video: compare Thinky mixers with silicone resin mixing and defoaming

9 August 2016 LED

This video on our YouTube channel compares and contrasts our most popular Thinky Mixers, using the mixing and defoaming of silicone resin as an example. The manufacturer’s video shows a Thinky ARE-310 – the equivalent machine available in Europe is the Thinky ARE-250, which is functionally the same. Thinky mixers use a combination of rotation […]

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Video: Opti-tec 4200 clear polyurethane resin for potting & encapsulating

10 May 2016 electronics

Opti-tec 4200 is an optically clear potting compound suitable for encapsulating LEDs and other electronic components. Opti-tec 4200 is a clear polyurethane resin for applications including lighting, illumination or when the electronics needs to be visible. It features excellent non-yellowing colour stability owing to UV resistant base materials and stabilisers. In double syringe or twinpack sachets, the […]

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Material mixing and dispensing prove key for LED production quality

27 April 2015 case study

British LED manufacturer Plessey Semiconductors have successfully made the transition from the manufacturing development phase (where manual methods of material preparation and application often suffice) to full production by employing some of our automated mixing and dispensing technologies. Carl Withers, Plessey’s Assembly Development Team Leader, explained: We develop leading edge LED technologies, based on Plessey’s […]

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Silicone potting compound for clarity and protection

14 January 2015 electronics

Sometimes you need to be really clear about things – very transparent and very protective. Perhaps you need to view potted components or need true non-yellowing optical clarity for light transmission, while providing support and protection for potting of sensitive opto-electronic components such as LEDs, displays or solar panels. Opti-tec 7020 is a two part […]

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Optically clear silicone encapsulant for LEDs and electronics

8 October 2012 encapsulation

When thinking about protecting sensitive electronics from moisture and shock, a silicone potting compound or encapsulant is usually a good starting place. If you are working with optics or LEDs, then you will want a clear material with good optical transmission. Opti-tec 7020 has been the potting compound of choice for our customers who need […]

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