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Method of Using Adhesive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045499D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Charlson, PM: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

When it is necessary to attach two members which are separated by a physical gap (0-5 mm, for example), the glue's adhesive component is first applied, the two parts are then adjusted to the critical spacing, and only thereafter is the glue's accelerator applied. As a result, a relatively long adjustment time can be accommodated, the glue rapidly sets in 5 seconds or less after application of the accelerator, and the resulting column of adhesive/accelerator spans the air gap between the members.

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Method of Using Adhesive

When it is necessary to attach two members which are separated by a physical gap (0-5 mm, for example), the glue's adhesive component is first applied, the two parts are then adjusted to the critical spacing, and only thereafter is the glue's accelerator applied. As a result, a relatively long adjustment time can be accommodated, the glue rapidly sets in 5 seconds or less after application of the accelerator, and the resulting column of adhesive/accelerator spans the air gap between the members.

The above method provides better results than the results achieved when the accelerator is placed between the members prior to adjustment of the members, and the adhesive is applied only after adjustment has been made.

An exemplary two-part glue is ethyl cyanoacrylate adhesive, and a dialkyltoluidine accelerator in FREON (Trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemouns & Co.) TA solvent.

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