PVC TrimWelder™ Laminating Grade

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PVC TrimWelder™ Laminating Grade is a low-viscosity, solvent-free structural adhesive system designed for laminating unmilled PVC sheets and boards. Its lower viscosity provides greater flow-out with less clamping pressure to insure a thin, void-free bond. Cured performance shows excellent adhesion and bond strength in excess of the PVC. This material can withstand thermal cycling and shock loading between dissimilar materials. PVC TrimWelder™ Laminating Grade is ready to handle in 45 minutes and may be cut and machined in 1 hour.

Product Type2K (2 component) Adhesive, Structural Adhesive

Application AreaComposite Industrial Panel, Panels

Compatible Substrates & SurfacesMetal, Plastics, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Cure MethodChemical Cure

Application MethodTrowel

Chemical FamilyAcrylics, Acrylates & Methacrylates

Technical Data Sheet

Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Product Information
Technology / Base Two-component Methylmethacrylate (MMA)
Type of Product MMA
Curing Mechanism Polymerization
Appearance / Color White
Consistency Liquid

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Key Attributes
  • Permanent unitizing structural adhesive
  • Matches white PVC trim boards
  • Paintable
  • Moderate cure speed, easy to apply and solvent free
  • Able to achieve thin bonds
  • Meets 2009 EPA VOC & CARB requirements
Product Highlights
  • PVC TrimWelder™ Laminating Grade adhesive does not require special surface preparation. Do not remove the skin of the cellular PVC.
  • Our Laminating Grade system is so strong that it appears to weld the PVC together.
  • This adhesive has a creamy consistency that will not foam, run or drip.
  • PVC TrimWelder™ Laminating Grade is a moderate cure speed, two-component product with an open time of 15 minutes at 70°F after thorough mixing with approved mix tips.

Applications & Uses

Application Method
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Cure Method
Application Instructions
  • Combine resin and activator in equal volume and mix thoroughly. For convenience and accuracy use pre-measured 220ml and 400 ml cartridges with disposable static mixers. Open time is 10 - 15 minutes at room temperature. Handling strength within approximately 45 - 60 minutes.
  • Our PVC TrimWelder™ Laminating Grade is designed to work on the skin of the sheet. Removing the skin produces erratic results and uses more adhesive to fill in the cells, yet still produces a lesser bond.
  • We recommend you apply the adhesive to a clean (dust free) part. A 7/8" diameter bead will yield enough adhesive to cover a 60" width at a 0.010" bond line. A single 400 ml cartridge will cover 22" of length.
  • It is recommended that the bead be applied to the center of the part (lengthwise) and only troweled slightly to provide a "stripe" 10 - 15 times the bead diameter. Do not brush or roll the adhesive. The adhesive should be slightly higher in the center of the stripe to ensure that no air is captured by placement of the top sheet.
  • In addition, a 3" diameter spot of adhesive should be placed in each corner of the part inboard from the ends and sides by about 1/5th the width of the sheet On a 40 sq ft lamination, apply 1 - 2 psi of clamping pressure. Leave the clamp or weight in place for approximately 30 minutes and remove. Wait an extra 30 minutes before cutting. Use our sandable PVC TrimWelder™ Fast Cure to seal the ends and hide the cells.

Properties

Color
Physical Form
Cured Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Impact Resistance (on steel)20ft.lbs/in²
Hardness75.0Shore D
Adhesive Testing (on plastics, PVC, ABS glass filled nylon, stirene)Substrate failure
Thermal Service Range-65 - 260°F
Chemical ResistanceExcellent
Elongation30.0%
Peel Strength (on Aluminum)20 - 25psi
Lap Shear Strength (Aluminum)3390.0psi
Typical Film Thickness0.010 - 0.030inches
Uncured Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Viscosity (Mixed, at 25°C)30000cPs
Flash Point51.0°FCleveland open cup
ToxicityModerate
SolventsNone
Mix Ratio1 : 1
Specific Gravity (at 20/20°C)1.01
FillersYes
Clean Up SolventsAlcohol, MEK, Acetone

Packaging & Availability

Country Availability
Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • USA
Packaging Information

Typically sold in 220, 400 and 1500 mL cartridges.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
9 Months
Storage Information

Store in an unopened original container in a cool, dark area between 55°F to 75°F.