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arrow13Adhesives and Mountants for Materials Science & Metrology

tdsCrystalbondarrow11Crystalbond™ Adhesives

A temporary adhesive. These wash away adhesives are used as a temporary bond for holding delicate crystals, metallurgical specimens, glass components, and ceramic substrates for dicing, slicing, drilling and polishing. These materials adhere readily to metals, glass, ceramic and then can be washed after machining away using various solvents.

Applications:

  • Machining or slicing single crystal metal specimens
  • Grinding and polishing sapphire, ceramic, optical garnets, ferrites, and LCD glass
  • Dicing and slicing germanium and silicon wafers in semiconductor production
  • Dicing and slicing alumina and beryllia substrates for IC and microelectronic production
  • Holding beam leads in IC devices for pull-off tests
  • Dicing subminiature chip capacitors and microwave IC substrates

Crystalbond™ Properties:

509 555 590
Description: Thermo polymer* Thermo polymer* Thermo polymer*
Form: ⅞"Dia. x 7" stick Lump Rectangle stick
Softening: 160°F (71°C) 125°F (52°C) 257°F (125°C)
Flow Point: 250°F (121°C) 130°F (54°C) 302°F (150°C)
Viscosity at Flow Point: 6,000 cps 500 cps 9,000 cps
Color: Clear Amber White Brown
Solvent: Acetone or 509 Stripper Water Methanol or 590-S Stripper
*Thermoplastic polymer
msdsmsdsarrow10Crystalbond™ 509:

Offers excellent adhesion to metals, glass, and ceramic. This material is the best for precise high purity work since it leaves no residue after dissolving and does not clog the diamond wheel as compared to conventional waxes. Each stick weighs about 90 grams.

50400-01 Crystalbond 509 Sticks 1 Stick 32.00 Add to Cart
50400-05 Crystalbond 509 Sticks 5/pk 148.00 Add to Cart
50400-50 Crystalbond 509 Amber Stick each 32.00 Add to Cart
50400-S1 Crystal Bond 509 Stripper 1 qt 110.00 Add to Cart
50400-S2 Crystal Bond 509 Stripper 1 gal 170.00 Add to Cart
msds arrow10Crystalbond™ 555:

The same as 509 but used in applications where it is desirable to have a temporary bond which is water soluble. Each stick weighs about 90 grams.

50401-01 Crystalbond 555 Sticks 1 Stick 24.00 Add to Cart
50401-10 Crystalbond 555 Sticks 10/pk 216.00 Add to Cart
msdsmsdsarrow10Crystalbond™ 590:

The same as 509 but offers maximum adhesion to subminiature parts. Each stick weighs about 225 grams.

50402-01 Crystalbond 590 Sticks 1 Stick 45.00 Add to Cart
50402-02 Crystalbond 590 Sticks 2/pk 82.00 Add to Cart
50402-S Stripper for Crystalbond 590 100gr 34.00 Add to Cart

msdsCrystalbond™ Wafer-Mountarrow10Wafer-Mount™ 559:

Available in sheet form 10"x10" (254x254mm). To use, remove the paper backing exposing the adhesive layer. The substrate is positioned on the film and pressed down firmly so that it adheres to the plastic film. No heating is required. The wafer mounted on the plastic film can then be held down using a vacuum manifold or mechanical means for dicing or scribing. After dicing or scribing, the parts can be separated from the wafer-mount 559 film by washing in acetone or MEK. Ideal for holding down silicon wafers, alumina, or glass substrates for scribing.

Sheet 10" x 10" (254 x 254mm). Press down firmly to adhere substrate to film. No heating is required. Ideal for holding down silicon wafers, alumina, or glass substrates for scribing. Dissolves in acetone or MEK.

50403-02 Wafer-Mount 559 2/pk 32.00 Add to Cart
50403-10 Wafer-Mount 559 10/pk 140.00 Add to Cart

msdsarrow10Wafer-Mount™ 562:

A dry temporary adhesive film, 0.003" thick, which can be easily cut to size with either a razor or scissor. This mount permits pre-placement of the adhesive film exactly where the user wants it. It melts at 195-210°F. After application it can be dissolved rapidly in trichloroethylene or toluene. This material is particularly useful in applications where a pre-formed adhesive film is needed to assure uniform bonding and flatness or in bonding stacks of substrates such as LCD glass slides for slicing. Sheet size 8" x 10".

50404-10 Wafer-Mount 562 10/pk 82.00 Add to Cart
50404-20 Wafer-Mount 562 20/pk 162.00 Add to Cart

msdsQuickStick T 135 arrow11QuickStick™ 135 Temporary Mounting Wax

Features:

  • Acetone Soluble - Ideal for high purity work
  • Low Melting Point - Flows at 135°C
  • Crystal Clear - Good for applications utilizing transmitted light

This temporary mounting wax is used in a variety of applications to bond samples during a processing application. After processing, the mounting wax is washed away in acetone leaving no residue.

Typical applications include:

  • Single Microscopy Sample Preparation
  • Single Crystal Mounting
  • Metallurgical Applications
  • Wire Sawing
  • Grinding and Polishing
  • Ultrasonic Cutting

Specifications:

Thermoplastic polymer. Softening point is 71°C (160°F). Flow point is 135°C (275°F). Viscosity at flow point is 6,000cps. The color is crystal clear and it dissolves in acetone. QuickStickT comes 20 sticks/tray and it weighs approximately 350 gram. Each stick measures 3"(L) x ¼"(W) x ¼"(H) (76mm x 6mm x 6mm).

50419-20 Quick-StickT 135 20/pack 73.00 Add to Cart

msdsMounting Wax 100arrow11Mounting Wax 100

MWM100 Black Wax is designed for use as a masking material in jet polishing applications. As it is chemically inert, it is resistant to etching solutions such as hydrofluoric acid, perchloric acid and acetic acid. While it is resistant to many acids, it can be easily removed with hydrocarbon or chlorinated solvents. 100 Gram/Pkg (5 - 20 gram sticks).Moderate Hardness and a Melting Point of 100°C. Dilutent: Hydrocarbon or Chlorinated solvents.

50390-100 Mounting Wax 100 5/pack 115.00 Add to Cart

msdsMounting Wax 80arrow11Mounting Wax 80

MWH080 is an amber colored wax, which is translucent in thin films. High hardness makes it ideal for sawing, ultrasonic cutting and lapping & polishing operations. Best suited to vitreous materials, polished metal surfaces, semiconductors and piezoelectric materials with large contacted areas. Chemical resistant. 100 Gram/Pkg of 4 sticks .5" x .5" x 7" long (12.5 x 12.5 x 175mm). Hard hardness with a Melting Point of 80°C. Dilutent: Ethanol and Acetone.

50390-80 Mounting Wax 80 4/pack 57.00 Add to Cart

msdstdsMounting Waxarrow11Mounting Wax 70

Mounting Wax 70 is a quartz type sticky, orange colored wax (translucent in thin films) used to hold crystals or other materials while they are being sliced, lapped or polished. Moderate hardness and strength make it useful for bonding small samples in diamond wheel sawing and wire sawing operations. Widely used for holding semiconductors, optical materials, ceramics and metals with medium to large contact areas. Chemical resistant. 100 Gram /Pkg of 29 sticks, .25" dia x 4" long (6mm dia x 100mm). Moderate Hardness and a Melting Point of 70°C. Dilutent: Warm soapy water.

50390-70 Mounting Wax 70 29/pack 47.00 Add to Cart

msdsMounting Waxarrow11Mounting Wax 52

MWS052 is a tan colored wax, which is translucent on thin films. Softness makes it most useful with abrasive slurry cutting of materials. Best suited to non-porous surfaces such as glass or polished metal with a reasonably large area. Easily soluble in a variety of solvents. 113 Grams/1 Stick, 1" x 1" x 7.5" long (25 x 25 x 190 mm). Soft Hardness and a Melting Point of 52°C.
Dilutent: Perchloroethylene

50390-52 Mounting Wax 52 1/pack 47.00 Add to Cart

msdstdsWax Stripperarrow11Wax Stripper

WaxStrip™ is an environmentally safe powder compound prepared primarily for the removal of mounting waxes in semiconductor processing. WaxStrip™ is compatible for use on silicon, glass, iron, aluminum, zinc, brass, copper, magnesium and other materials. All ingredients are either, 1 lb/bottle.

50392-01 Wax Stripper 1 bottle 38.00 Add to Cart

tdsarrow11M-Bond System

The M-Bond system includes M-Bond 43-B, M-Bond 600 and M-Bond 610. These adhesives are high-performance epoxy resins, which are formulated especially for bonding strain gages and special-purpose sensors. When properly cured, these adhesives are useful in temperatures ranging from -452°F to +350°F (-269°C to+ 175°C) with M-Bond 43-B, and to +700°F (+370°C) for short periods with M-bond 600 and 610. In common with other organic materials, oxidation and sublimation effects at elevated temperatures limit life. M-Bond 43B is particularly recommended for transducer applications up to+250°F (+120°C) and M-Bond 610 for transducers up to +450°F (+230°C).

Shelf Life and Post Life: At room temperature, M-Bond 600 has a useful storage life of approximately three months, while M-Bond 43-B and M-Bond 610 will last about nine months.

Once opened and mixed, M-Bond 600 and 610 have room temperature pot lives of two weeks and six weeks, respectively. Since M-Bond 43B is supplied already mixed, its pot life is about the same as its shelf life when kept in a tightly closed container. These periods of adhesive usefulness can often be doubled by refrigeration at +30° to +40°F (0 to +5°C). Never open a refrigerated bottle until it has reached room temperature.

Curing Time:

M-Bond 43B is about 2 hours at +375°F (+190°C)
M-Bond 600 is about 3.5 hours at +350°F (170°C)
M-Bond 610 is about 3 hours at 375°F (190°C)

50410-10 M-Bond 43B msds 4x25 ml Kit 99.00 Add to Cart
50410-20 M-Bond 600 msds
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4x10 ml A, 4x15 ml B Kit 158.00 Add to Cart
50410-30 M-Bond 610 msds
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4x10 ml A, 4x15 ml B, Catalyst Kit 158.00 Add to Cart

Krazy Glue™ Penarrow11Krazy Glue™ Pen

The one we all know and have used. Ready to use. Requires no mixing or preparation. This pen contains cyanoacrylate. Clear in color and bonds immediately. Comes in a 3g tube.

12646-05 Krazy Glue™ Pen each 2.95 Add to Cart

msdsMikrostik Adhesivearrow11Mikrostik™ Adhesive, Non-Conductive

Fast drying, ultrathin clear adhesive suitable for mounting small particles which can be submerged in other adhesives. It can be diluted with methyl ethyl ketone. Quick-drying. Comes in a bottle with an applicator brush. 14 ml.

12646-01 Mikrostik™ Adhesive, Non-Conductive 14 ml 7.75 Add to Cart

arrow11Loctite Adhesive

arrow10409™ Super Bonder®

For a general-purpose gel adhesive, clear, gap fills 0.010"; surface insensitive Ethyl, tensile shear strength 3,200 psi, and temperature range – 65°F to 180°F. Cure speed: fixture - 75 seconds, full - 24 hours.

arrow10454™ Prism®

For use with porous surfaces, clear, gap fills 0.010", surface insensitive Ethyl, gel type, tensile shear strength 3200 psi, temperature range – 65°F to 180°F. Cure speed: fixture – 15 seconds, full - 24 hours.

arrow10861™ Prism®

For use with flexible surfaces, clear, gap fill 0.008", surface flexible Alkyl, viscosity 4,000 cP, tensile shear strength 2465 psi, temperature range – 65°F to 212°F. Cure speed: fixture – 25 seconds, full – 24 hours.

arrow10349™ Impruv®

For bond glass/metal, appearance: clear/straw, cure type: UV, viscosity: 9,500cP, shore hardness: D70, temperature range – 65°F to 266°F.

arrow104011™ Prism®

4011 is designed for the assembly of difficult-to-bond materials, such as wood, paper, leather and fabric. Suitable for use in the assembly of disposable medical devices. The product provides rapid bonding of a wide range of materials, including metals, plastic and lastomers. Cure speed: 2 to 20 seconds depending on the material.

Chemical type: Ethyl cyanoacrylate, transparent, colorless to straw colored fluid. One part required no mixing. Low-viscosity (100 cP). Cure by humidity, and temperature range – 65°F to 180°F.

RT 72570-09 Loctite Super Bonder 409 msds 3 g Tube 7.00 Add to Cart
RT 72571-54 Loctite Prism 454 Adhesive msds 3 g Tube 9.00 Add to Cart
RT 72572-61 Loctite Prism 4861 Adhesive   20 g 38.00 Add to Cart
RT 72582-01 Loctite 349 Impruv Adhesive msds 50 ml 47.00 Add to Cart
RT 72573-11 Loctite Prism 4011 Adhesive msds 20 g 42.00 Add to Cart

msdsLoctite™ 460 Adhesivearrow11Loctite™ 404 Quick Set Tissue Adhesive

This adhesive is perfect for those applications where a quick-curing adhesive is needed. Comes in an applicator-tipped bottle, 0.33 oz. (10 ml).

12687-01 Loctite™ 404 Quick Set Tissue Adhesive 10 ml 42.00 Add to Cart

Loctite™ 460 Adhesivearrow11Loctite™ 460 Adhesive

Our Loctite™ 460 is a quick curing low viscosity glue that be used for mounting samples to any substrate (glass, metal and/or plastic). It is soluble in acetone. Comes in an applicator-tipped plastic bottle – 20g.

12646-08 Loctite™ 460 Adhesive each 35.95 Add to Cart

Loctite™ Fixmaster® Poxy Pak™, Fast Cure Epoxyarrow11Loctite™ Fixmaster® Poxy Pak™, Fast Cure Epoxy

This fast cure, general purpose epoxy bonds virtually any material. It will also fill or seal cracks and rebuild worn surfaces. Comes in a 1 oz. syringe with a built-in plunger for easy dispensing without equipment. Working time is approximately 4 minutes. Includes nozzle and mixing stick.

This unique adhesive may be made electrically conductive with the addition of any conductive powder (Silver, Carbon, etc.)

12646-09 Loctite® Fixmaster® Poxy Pak™, Fast Cure Epoxy each 14.00 Add to Cart

tdsMeltmounts™ Cargille arrow11Meltmounts™ Cargille

Cargille Meltmount™ (optical quality) is a series of mounting media which are specifically formulated for use in microscope slide mounting and in other optical coupling applications.

Meltmount™ Features:

  • Instant thermal mountants that require "no-oven-time"
  • 100% Usable; contains no solvents
  • Reversible, thermally, for particle retrieval or re-orientation
  • Soluble in toluene for special techniques or clean-up
  • Fluid at 65°C, a temperature chosen because it makes permanent mount and protects the majority of specimens from thermal changes
  • PCB-Free
  • It is a direct replacement for old mountant mediums (Canada Balsam, Aroclor 5442, Naphrax...)

technical data sheetQuick-Stick™ Form

Melt Mount is also available in a Quick-Stick™ form which can be used to make permanent microscope slide mounts quickly. These Melt Mount sticks can be applied to a slide on a hotplate. As soon as the specimen and coverglass are positioned and the slide is cooled you have a permanent prepared slide that can be reversed by reheating, if you should wish to retrieve a particular particle. Each Quick-Stick™ weighs approximately 2/3 oz. (18g).

msdstechnical data sheetarrow111. Meltmount™ 1.539

Has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.539 and an Abbe V dispersion of 45. Its optically similar to Canada Balsam and therefore ideal for mounting many biological specimens but without the long drying time of Canada Balsam.

17994-10 Meltmount™ 1.539 1 oz. 70.00 Add to Cart
17994-11 Meltmount™ 1.539 Quick-Stick™ each 69.00 Add to Cart
msds arrow102. Meltmount™ for Chrysotile Asbestos

It has dispersion characteristics making it appropriate for mounting chrysotile asbestos.

17994-20 Meltmount™ for Chrysotile 1 oz. 125.00 Add to Cart
msds arrow103. Meltmount™ 1.582

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.582 and an Abbe V dispersion of 33. Its optical clarity makes it the preferred choice for minimum visible absorption.

17994-30 Meltmount™ 1.582 1 oz. 70.00 Add to Cart
17994-31 Meltmount™ 1.582 Quick-Stick™ each 69.00 Add to Cart
msds arrow104. Meltmount™ 1.605

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.605 and an Abbe V dispersion of 30, making it appropriate for mounting Asbestiform Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite.

17994-40 Meltmount™ 1.605 1 oz. 70.00 Add to Cart
17994-41 Meltmount™ 1.605 Quick-Stick™ each 69.00 Add to Cart
msdsarrow105. Meltmount™ 1.662

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.662 and an Abbe V dispersion of 26, optically similar to Aroclor 5442 but is PCB-free.

17994-50 Meltmount™ 1.662 1 oz. 70.00 Add to Cart
17994-51 Meltmount™ 1.662 Quick-Stick™ each 69.00 Add to Cart
msds arrow106. Meltmount™ 1.680

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.680 and an Abbe V dispersion of 25, making it appropriate for mounting Amosite and Crocidolite asbestos.

17994-60 Meltmount™ 1.680 1 oz. 70.00 Add to Cart
17994-61 Meltmount™ 1.680 Quick-Stick™ each 69.00 Add to Cart
msds arrow107. Meltmount™ 1.704

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.704 and an Abbe V dispersion of 24, similar to Naphrax.

17994-70 Meltmount™ 1.704 1 oz 70.00 Add to Cart
17994-71 Meltmount™ 1.704 Quick-Stick™ each 69.00 Add to Cart

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