Woodstikk® PU Rapid D4 is a single component moisture curing polyurethane wood adheisve with excellent water resistant characteristics.
Woodstikk® PU Rapid D4 meets the requirements of BS EN 204 category D4 for water resistance.
Woodstikk® PU Rapid D4 can be used for many applications where gap filling properties, high strength and a high level of water resistance is required. Woodstikk® PU Rapid D4 has been successfully used for bonding many types of woods, plastic foams and other insulating materials to a wide variety of both rigid and flexible facing materials, including wood, metals and plastics.
1ltr bottle (15 square metre coverage)
Ensure that the surfaces to be bonded are smooth, clean and free from dust or other deposits. metals should be stored in a warm environment prior to bonding to avoid chilling of the glue line, which leads to extended cure times.
Most pre-finished metals have backing coats which are well suited to bonding. Some grades of Aluminium, Galvanised Steel and plastics however can be difficult to bond and may require the use of a primer. A test panel should always be prepared when new materials are to be used to establish the adhesives compatibility.
The adhesive is applied by trowel, notched scraper, hand roller coater or an automatic bead applicator, to one surface only of each glue line. The amount required will vary according to the porosity/smoothness of the substrates and the means of application, but will normally be in the range 80 - 140g per m²
Once the adhesive has been applied it should be over-misted with water (approximately 5-15% of water based on the adhesive coating weight is the optimum amount, excessive amounts of water should be avoided), the panel is then assembled as soon as possible, to minimise water evaporation and placed under pressure within the open time of the adhesive.
The pressure required will depend to a great extent on the nature of the substrates but is usually in the range 0.5 to 0.9 bar. Allow 24 hours for full strength to develop. Higher levels of water resistance form more slowly and should be tested not earlier than 7 days after bonding.
Woodstikk® PU Rapid D4 when uncured can be removed with cleaning solvent such as Aro-Bond® Solvent 6 or 9. Cured product will prove very difficult to remove, however, soaking in Aro-Bond® 6 Solvent overnight will soften the adhesive. Nozzles from automatic bead applicators should be immersed in a non-reactive plasticiser when not in use.
Woodstikk® PU Rapid D4 is a moisture sensitive adhesive and left in contact with the open atmosphere will eventually gel. For this reason Woodstikk® PU Rapid D4 is protected with a blanket of Nitrogen in the drum prior to despatch, which forms a dry, inert layer on top of the adhesive. Woodstikk® PU Rapid D4 should be stored in the original containers in a cool, dry place, at a temperature range of between 5°C and 25°C. In these conditions it has a storage life of at least 12 months.
Once the container has been opened for use and the inert blanket replaced by moist air, the adhesive will have a limited life. To eliminate the moist air reacting with the adhesive a Nitrogen cylinder can be connected to the small bung hole of the drum, via suitable pressure reducing valves to give a positive pressure of 1 -2 psi.
Alternatively a desiccator can be connected to the small bung hole of the drum, which will dry the incoming air, replacing the adhesive used. A suitable desiccator with the relevant pipework can be supplied by Alansons. This will last for approximately 12 months prior to regeneration. Further information is available upon request.
If water enters the drum of adhesive, it will react giving off carbon dioxide which can cause over pressurisation of closed cans and drums.
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