Alphabond 5050 Acrylic Adhesive is an easy to use two component structural methacrylate adhesive ideal for high strength applications within the metal and plastic fabrication industries. It is a versatile, rapid curing adhesive that is suitable for bonding a range of metal and plastic substrates. It has been formulated to produce excellent mechanical adhesion and impact resistance. Alphabond 5050 also has a built in colour change indicator that ensures both components are fully mixed together.
Rapid cure adhesive with fast strength build up
Built-in colour change indicator to ensure complete mixing
Excellent bonding to a wide range of metals and plastics
Easy to use
High shear strength
Good chemical resistance
High impact strength
Alphabond 5050 is suitable for the following applications:
- Bonding metal fasteners to molded composite parts
- Bonding aluminium and steel
- Bonding automotive carbon fibre body panels
- Bonding GRP in the marine industry
The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only. Therefore, the information should not be used for specification purposes.
The performance data presented here has been determined by Alpha Adhesives & Sealants Limited standard test methods and are average values that should not be used for specification purposes. Our recommendations on the use of this product are based on tests believed to be reliable. It is advised that users conduct their own tests to determine the suitability of the product for their specific application.
HANDLING & APPLICATIONS
The general application information presented here is based upon typical conditions determined by Alpha Adhesives & Sealants Limited testing. Our recommendations on the use of this product are based on methods believed to be reliable. It is advised that users conduct their own tests to determine the suitability of the product for their specific application.
All substrate surfaces should be abraded using abrasion paper or air-driven narrow belt sander. Surfaces should be cleaned of any dust, grit, loose material, wax, grease and oil using Alpha T559.
Alphabond 5050 can be applied in two different ways (depending on pack type):
- Twin cartridge — remove the cap and attach the supplied mixer nozzle. Dispense some adhesive to ensure both components are mixing equally.
For Individual Containers — Weigh out a sufficient mass of Alphabond 5050 Part A in to a suitable mixing container, then weight out an equal mass of Alphabond 5050 Part B. Ensure that both components are fully mixed.
- Apply the mixed adhesive on to one of the substrates.
- Assemble the substrates together carefully within the working life (2 to 4 minutes). Use clamps to hold together if necessary.
Bead-on-Bead Method (only for product in Individual Containers):
- Apply a thin coat of Alphabond 5050 Part A to one of the substrates.
- Apply a thin coat of Alphabond 5050 Part B to the other substrate.
- Assemble the two substrates carefully within the working life (2 to 4 minutes), ensuring that the area where adhesive components have been applied are bonded together. Contact between the two components will initiate the reaction. Use clamps to hold the structure together if necessary.
Remove any excess adhesive prior to curing using a suitable cleaner. It is much easier to remove excess whilst it is uncured.
Handling strength is achieved approximately 15 minutes after bonding. Full cure is achieved 24 hours after bonding.
Alpha T559 should be used to clean uncured adhesive. When fully cured, Alphabond 5050 will require mechanical sanding to remove material.
HEALTHY & SAFETY INFORMATION
Alphabond 5050 is classified as hazardous according to Directive EC 1272/2008. Please refer to the Alphabond 5050 Safety Data Sheet for further health & safety information.
Alphabond 5050 should be stored in its original container, with the syringe cap tightly secured, in dry conditions and at temperatures between 5°C and 25°C. Alphabond 5050 will keep satisfactorily for up to 12 months from date of manufacture if stored according to the recommended conditions.
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