HARTFORD, Conn. (April 28, 2015) — Automotive chemical technology developer Permatex, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., has introduced a line of three application-specific epoxy sticks.
The new epoxy sticks—Permatex Plastic Bond, Permatex Water Bond and Permatex Steel Weld—are two-part, hand-kneaded, putty-type epoxies, the firm said. Each is available in a convenient stick form designed to make it easy for users to measure and mix the correct amount.
Permatex Steel Weld is a steel-reinforced, industrial strength epoxy adhesive that is NSF certified as safe to use for repair areas that come in contact with drinking water. The product is designed to bond most metals, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, iron, copper, bronze and brass.
According to Permatex, Steel Weld sets in five minutes and cures in an hour. The formula is temperature resistant to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and provides strong moisture resistance.
Permatex Plastic Bond bonds with plastics such as PV, ABS, CPVC, fiberglass, vinyl and many other hard and semi-flexible plastics, the firm said. Like Steel Weld, it also is NSF certified for repairs that come in contact with drinking water.
Plastic Bond is heat resistant, non-flammable and contains no VOCs, Permatex said, adding that the product cures in three hours.
Finally, Permatex Water Bond, designed to be applied to wet areas and cure underwater, bonds to most materials, such as fiberglass, PVC and other plastics, aluminum, steel, iron, copper, concrete, ceramics and wood.
Water Bond's formula is NSF certified for use with repairs coming into contact with drinking water. The formula sets in five minutes and cures in one hour, Permatex said.