The Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Specialists in Adhesive Tapes & Glues
PSA12, is a EVO-PLAS Tensol 12 is a single component solvent based acrylic cement, that hardens at room temperature by absorption or evapouration of the solvent, depositing polymer in the joint. In addition to the hardening the solvent used in Tensol 12 softens the surfaces being joined - so that they fuse together, hardening as the solvent migrates into the body material.
This acrylic cement adhesive is quickly and easily used direct from the bottle, which is included in the Tensol 12 application kit.
Tensol 12 Single Component Solvented Cement, has been specially developed to reduce the problems of rapid drying and 'skinning' - common with solvent based cements.
This solvent cement is versatile and ideal for: general fabrication work, that does not need a high bond strength.
Along with being ideal for general fabrication work, Tensol 12 is also ideal for: the manufacture of internal signs from cast acrylic sheet and is suitable for joining items made from: 'Diakon' acrylic polymers, as well as 'Perspex'.
Please be aware that Tensol 12 should not be used for:
- Outdoor applications
- Perspex ME
- Perspex SW
- Perspex AG
- Structural applications on aircraft
- Laminating 'Perspex' sheets - as the absorption of the solvent is likely to cause distortions and / or stress crazing
If you are not sure if Tensol 12 is correct for your application, please contact us
Surface Preparation Information
Substrates to be bonded to should be: perfectly clean, dry and free from dust and grease.
How to use Tensol 12
Although EVO-PLAS Tensol 12 was developed so that rapid evapouration and skinning are minimal, the following techniques will reduce problems further:
Limit exposure to air before applying the cement
Dispense the cement directly into the joint, using a small flexible polythene bottle with a suitable nozzle or a hypodermic syringe. This should have a wide-bore needle.
Use a dispenser that holds no more cement than is required for the job, and prevent the nozzle or needle from becoming clogged - by inserting a steel wire or pin whenever the dispenser is not in use.
Reduce the evapouration that occurs between applying the cement & assembling the parts
Refrigerate the cement for at least 12 hours before use. A domestic refrigerator is suitable (5 - 10°C). If this is not possible, an alternative is to cool the cement containers in cold water - although this is less effective.
The quantity of cement needed for the following day or shift should be placed in the refrigerator approx. 12 hours before use. Ready filled dispensers should also be kept cool by returning them to the refrigerator after use.
Joints will be hardened after about 3 hours at room temperature; but, should not be machined for at least 24 hours. The bonds will reach their maximum strength after approx. 3 weeks at room temperature; however, for most applications 1 - 2 weeks should be adequate.
To obtain maximum strength more rapidly, simply leave the joint to harden at room temperature for at least 24 hours then heat for 8 hours at: 80°C.
Please store Tensol 12 in a dry area in the temperature range of: 5°C - 30°C.
Shelf life information
Tensol 12 will last for at least 12 months from date of manufacture - when stored under the above conditions.
Surface preparation is paramount for achieving the required bond when using this pressure sensitive adhesive. Read our Surface Preparation and Application Guide for more information.
Not sure if Tensol 12 is right for your requirements?
If you are not sure if this solvent cement is right for your requirements please contact our friendly sales team, and we will be happy to help.
|Technical Description||Technical Values|
|Chemical Type||Acrylic / Methyl Methacrylate|
|Viscosity (Brookfield RVT, 10rpm at 25°C)||Approx. 550 mPas|
|Specific Gravity||Approx. 1.13|
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If you require a Certificate of Conformance, please contact us after ordering (either by phone or email) and we will get this sent out to you with your order.
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