Master Bond Rolls Out Super Gel 9 Epoxy Print E-mail

Super Gel 9 urethane-modified epoxy gel can be used for encapsulation of electronic parts and sealing optical components. Has Shore A hardness of about 5-10. Is reportedly ideal for retrieving components with a knife or razor blade. Can withstand rigorous thermal cycling and thermal/mechanical shock. Has two-to-one mix ratio by weight or volume, along with a low viscosity and exotherm enabling it to be cast in sections up to 2"-3" thick. Bonds to metals, glass, ceramics and many rubbers and plastics. Has working life of 7-9 hr. Resists water, oils and fuels. Service temp. range is -100° to +200°F. Is available in ½ pints, pints, quarts, gallons, 5 gal. container kits and gun dispensers.

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A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.





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