Araldite® Core Range

Structural bonding techniques play a key role in today’s industrial assembly. As designers strive to bring lightweight and durable products to market in the quickest time possible, they increasingly choose industrial adhesives as the best solution for complex design issues.

Building on 60 years heritage as pioneers in high performance adhesive technology, Huntsman has developed a comprehensive range of adhesives to provide solutions to a wide variety of design issues engineers’ face on a daily basis. Based on the three chemistries – epoxy, polyurethane and methacrylate, this Araldite® adhesives core range provides superior joining and bonding solutions for plastics, metals, composite materials and other substrates.

From adhesives with long open times for large area applications to fast-curing adhesives for early removal from fixtures and rapid through-put, this range includes adhesives which are resistant to high temperature, water and chemicals. Liquid adhesives as well as thixotropic adhesives for gap- filling or vertical applications can be found in this range.

Adhesives with highest strength can be selected from this range as well as tough and impact-resistant adhesives with a well- balanced combination of strength and flexibility and also elastic adhesives to cope with different thermal expansions when bonding larger structures of dissimilar materials.

Products from the Araldite®

  • Epoxy adhesives

    • Excellent adhesion to metals and thermoset composite
    • High strength and high stiffness
    • High creep resistance
    • High fatigue resistance
    • High temperature resistance (adhesive specific up to 190 °C)
    • Excellent chemical resistance and long-term durability
    Product Key Features
    Araldite® AW 4428 / Hardener HW 4455 Rapid curing. Bonds a wide variety of materials. Excellent chemical and temperature resistance. Medium viscosity liquid.
    Araldite® AW 2104 / Hardener HW 2934 Fast curing with relative long pot life. Low shrinkage. Good combination of high shear and peel strength. Bonds a wide variety of materials. Good moisture and excellent chemical resistance.
    Araldite® AW 2101 / Hardener HW 2951 Fast curing. Sag resistant and gap filling. Excellent oil and petrol resistance with good thermal stability.
    Araldite® AV 4738 / Hardener HV 4739 Holds KIWA approval for potable-water applications. Excellent for pipe bonding. Long pot life combined with relative fast cure. Sag resistant and gap filling. Excellent environmental and chemical resistance with excellent thermal stability.
    Araldite® AW 139-1 / Hardener HW 5323 Long pot life combined with relative fast cure. Sag resistant and highly gap filling. Excellent environmental and chemical resistance with very high temperature stability. Low shrinkage.
    Araldite® AV 5308 / Hardener HV 5309-1 Sag resistant and highly gap filling. Low shrinkage. Ideal for bonding GRP, SMC and dissimilar substrates. Toughened with excellent impact resistance. Excellent environmental and chemical resistance with high thermal stability.
    Araldite® AV 4076-1 / Hardener HY 4076 Long pot life combined with relative fast cure. Sag resistant and gap filling. Excellent on metals, composites and selected plastics. Toughened with excellent impact resistance. Excellent combination of high peel and shear strength.
    Araldite® AW 136 H / Hardener HV 997 Sag resistant and gap filling. Excellent rheology for honeycomb bonding. Long work life. Toughened with good combination of high shear and peel strength. Excellent environmental and chemical resistance with good thermal stability. Bonds a wide variety of materials in common use.
    Araldite® AV 144-2 / Hardener HV 997 Metal-coloured paste. Long pot life combined with relative fast cure. Sag resistant and gap filling. Low shrinkage. Bonds a wide variety of materials. Good environmental and excellent chemical resistance.
    Araldite® AV 138 M-1 / Hardener HV 998 Low outgassing / volatile loss. Sag resistant and gap filling. Excellent moisture and chemical resistance and very high temperature stability.
    Araldite® 420 A/B Araldite® 420 A/B Excellent on metals, high-performance composites and selected thermoplastic substrates. Extremely tough and resilient with good combination of high shear and peel strength.
    Araldite® AW 136 H / Hardener HW 5067 Long pot life combined with relative fast cure. Liquid. Excellent environmental and chemical resistance with high temperature stability. Excellent on metals.
    Araldite® AY 105-1 / Hardener HY 991 Long work life. Liquid. Good for bonding most metals and composites. Excellent moisture and chemical resistance with high thermal stability.
    Araldite® AV 4076-1 / Hardener HV 5309-1 Long pot life. Sag resistant and gap filling. Excellent on most metals and composites. Toughened with excellent impact resistance. Good combination of high shear and peel strength. Good environmental and chemical resistance with high thermal stability.
    Araldite® AW 4858 / Hardener HW 4858 Very high lap shear and peel strength. Bonds a wide variety of materials (metals, composites and thermoplastics). Good moisture resistance. Extremely tough and resilient adhesive. Long pot life, ideal for large composite part assemblies.
    Araldite® AW 4752 / Hardener HW 4753 Long work life. Slightly gap filling. Well suited for filter bonding. Excellent moisture and chemical resistance with high temperature stability. Bonds a wide variety of materials in common use.
    Araldite® AW 5047-1 / Hardener HW 5067 Long work life. Liquid. Outstanding moisture and chemical resistance with very high temperature stability. Excellent on selected metals and composites.
    Araldite® AW 106 / Hardener HV 953 U Long work life. Medium viscosity liquid. Low shrinkage. Excellent chemical resistance with excellent resistance to dynamic loads and impact. Bonds a wide variety of materials in common use.
    Araldite® AW 136 H / Hardener HY 991 Long work life. Liquid. Excellent for bonding rubber. Excellent environmental and chemical resistance with high temperature stability.
    Araldite® AY 103-1 / Hardener HY 991 Long work life. Low viscosity liquid. Bonds a wide variety of materials. Good environmental and chemical resistance with good temperature stability
    Araldite® AW 4859 / Hardener HW 4859 Very high lap shear. Bonds a wide variety of materials (metals, composites and thermoplastics). Temperature resistant up to 140 °C. Extremely tough and resilient adhesive. Elevated temperature cure or post-cure > 60 °C recommended for optimum properties.
    Araldite® AW 4510 / Hardener HW 4511 Outstanding high temperature stability with excellent moisture and chemical resistance. Long work life. Sag resistant and highly gap filling. Excellent on composites. Elevated temperature cure or post-cure > 60 °C recommended for optimum properties.
    Araldite® AW 4804 / Hardener HW 4804 Very long work life. Excellent moisture and chemical resistance with outstanding high temperature stability up to 210 °C after post-cure at elevated temperature.
    Araldite® AV 170 1-component heat curing. Sag resistant and gap filling. Excellent moisture and chemical resistance with outstanding thermal stability. Toughened with good combination of high shear and peel strength.
    Araldite® AV 171 1-component heat curing. Medium viscosity liquid. Excellent moisture and chemical resistance with outstanding thermal stability. Toughened with good combination of high shear and peel strength.
  • Methacrylate adhesives

    • Excellent adhesion to metals, thermoset composites and most thermoplastics
    • Surface contamination tolerant
    • High strength combined with high toughness
    • High fatigue resistance
    • Good chemical resistance and long-term durability
    • Very fast-curing adhesives available (adhesive specific)
    • Possibility for hardener lacquer method (no mix)
    Product Key Features
    Araldite® F 305 / Hardener Lacquer No-mix methacrylate adhesive. Very long open time and rapid cure after joining, 5 minutes to handling strength. Ideal for ferrite bonding. Low viscosity – ideal for production line application. Good thermal stability and moisture resistance.
    Araldite® F 300 / Hardener Lacquer No-mix. Very long open time and rapid cure after joining. Excellent on most metals, composites and thermoplastics. Good combination of high shear and peel strength. Good temperature and moisture resistance.
    Araldite® F 361 / Hardener F 361 Rapid curing. Toughened. Outstanding combination of high peel and shear strength. Sag resistant and gap filling. Excellent to bond a wide range of plastics, composites and metals. Good environmental and chemical resistance with high temperature stability.
    Araldite® F 330 / Hardener K 100-1 Red High temperature methacrylate adhesive. Systems suitable for hand or machine mixing. 10 minutes work life, 22 minutes to handling strength. Gap filling to 5 mm. Bonds well to a wide range of metals and plastic materials.
    Araldite® F 310 / Hardener Lacquer No-mix. Very long open time and fast cure after joining. Excellent combination of high peel and shear strength with excellent impact resistance. Good temper- ature and excellent chemical resistance. Excellent bonding of selected metals, composites and thermoplastic substrates.
    Araldite® F 362 / Hardener F 362 Fast cure. Sag resistant and gap filling. Toughened with excellent impact resistance. Tolerant to “less than ideal” pretreatments. Excellent resistance to pet- rol and oils. Bonds well to most metals, composites and selected thermoplastic substrates without extensive pretreatments.
    Araldite® F 330 / Hardener Lacquer High temperature resistant methacrylate adhesive. No-mix system. Very long open time and rapid cure after joining, 20 minutes to handling strength. High shear and peel strength. Bonds well to a wide range of metals and plastic materials.
    Araldite® F 349 / Hardener Lacquer No-mix. Very long open time. Outstanding chemical and moisture resistance and high temperature stability. Bonds a wide variety of materials in common use.
  • Polyurethane adhesives

    • Excellent adhesion to most composite materials and plastics
    • Good adhesion to metals
    • Mechanical properties from rigid to flexible
    • High fatigue resistance
    • Good long-term durability
    Product Key Features
    Araldite® AY 8629-1 / Hardener HY 8628 Transparent. Flexible. Fast curing with relative long open time. Low viscosity liquid. Bonds a wide variety of materials in common use. Good for bonding dissimilar substrates. UV stable.
    Araldite® AY 4853 / Hardener HY 4853 Transparent. Flexible. Fast curing with relative long open time. Low viscosity liquid. Good moisture and chemical resistance. Bonds a wide variety of materials in common use, especially thermoplastics. Good for bonding dissimilar substrates.
    Araldite® AY 4446 / Hardener HY 4445 Long pot life. Slightly gap filling. Flexible. Suitable for bonding thermoplastics. UV resistance. Low shrinkage.