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Typical applications where one would use the UV bonding technique would have to have one of the following material combinations,  and more importantly where bonding is to be successful, one of the surfaces to be bonded must be that of GLASS or Bonding won't work!

Perspex or Plexi-Glass is not a material that can be UV Bonded to glass as the chemical properties cancel out the developed UV Bonding glue formula.

There are currently five combinations...

UV Bonding Glass to Glass

1) Glass to Glass

UV Bonding Glass to Metal

2) Glass to Metal (most ferrous and non ferrous metals)

Glass to Stone

3) Glass to Stone (typically granite or smooth ceramic tiles)

4) Glass to Plastic (most plastics) - Not Perspex
  Glass to Wood 5) Glass to Wood (most hard & soft woods)  
  • Glass that can be used in the UV bonding technique varies from "Float Glass"(which is a term used to describe non toughened glass), Toughened Glass, Crystal Glass (Low Iron), Glazed or Sand Blasted Glass, Colored Glass, and Mirror Glass.
  • Edges of the glass components to be bonded are generally "bright polished" to provide a smooth & consistent surface for UV Bonding to be effective.
  • Thickness of glass to be bonded is generally not an issue, depending on the application. 
  • In Carcass construction it is imperative that the carcass is designed in such a manner as to keep a closed construction in mind to maintain overall strength & durability of the glass display.
  • The closer the gap between bonding surfaces - the stronger the UV Bonding. i.e Surfaces to be UV Bonded should be as smooth as possible and tightly pushed or clamped against one another.
  • Should a white stain appear between two surfaces of UV Bonded components (after curing), then this would  indicate that the joint has taken strain and should be re-done. Alternatively the UV Glue has not had adequate curing time before being moved or handled.
  • A good UV Bonded joint should not break. If tests are conducted on the strengths of a join then one component should break glass out of the glass side and not on the actual UV Bonding glue itself.
  • Heat can be applied for "un-bonding" but is not successful on "Float Glass" as it tends to crack.

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