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Panacol introduces UV adhesives for glass design


January 29, 2010
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hnle_gruppe_panacol_gluechipping_2xgluescheibe-kJan. 29, 2010 – Panacol has developed a new process for the production of decorative glass. Called glue chipping, the process uses UV technology. 

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Jan. 29, 2010 – Panacol has developed a new process for the production of decorative glass. Called glue chipping, the process uses UV technology. 

Glue chipping was originally invented for use with animal hide glue and has until now only been used in industrial applications because of the complex and time-consuming process involved. With the newly developed UV adhesive Panacol QuickChip88, glue chipping is now available to the entire glass industry and to glass artists. The ready to-use, UV-curing, single-component adhesive has low odour, is easy to apply and reacts quickly.

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The basic material for UV glue chipping is sand-blasted glass with a roughened surface. The UV adhesive is applied to the glass freehand or using templates or stencils if necessary. The new adhesive is also available in gel form which allows shapes with accurate contours to be created and individual layers to be applied. The gel can also be used on three-dimensional objects or vertical surfaces (for example, build-in  components). After the adhesive has been applied, it is cured using a powerful UV lamp such as the Hönle  UVA Hand 250W.

After the adhesive has been cured for around two minutes and then left to dry for at least an hour at room temperature, a special chemical process (high shrinkage) causes stresses to occur an the surface of the glass, which results in pieces of glass pulling away from the surface. These pieces normally fall off and reveal transparent glass underneath.

This new and simple method allows decorative details and motifs of all kinds to be applied to windows, doors and other glass objects. Large areas of glass can be decorated for industrial purposes and artistic motifs can be applied to glass for private use. Examples include company logos or large designs for glass furnishings.

For further information please visit www.panacol.com or www.hoenle.com


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