Hernon Supertacker Used in UConn Application



November 7, 2019

Hernon® Supertacker® adhesives have become involved in the development of the GlueX photon beam line at the University of Connecticut. The GlueX project is intended to quantify understanding of the confinement of quarks and gluons in quantum chromodynamics (QCD). The specific project involving Supertacker® involves bonding mounting wires to diamond wafers. Project lead Igor Senderovich is a Graduate Student at UConn. The diamond radiators are part of a larger project of building a Tagger Microscope, which is a movable, high-resolution hodoscope that counts post- bremsstrahlung electrons.

Hernon® Supertacker® is one of the most versatile elastomeric adhesives available. Supertacker® exhibits excellent bonding characteristics while providing a tough, waterproof bond that will not crack or become brittle. It outperforms silicone, acrylics, and rubber cement with greater strength, durability, and surface versatility.

Supertacker® is resistant to a wide variety of chemicals and environments. It is impervious to dilute acids and dilute caustics and can be submerged in fresh or saltwater once it is completely cured. Supertacker® is great for bonding objects subject to wear due to abrasion resistance. The temperature environmental range is from –40°C to 150°C (-40°F to 300°F). Supertacker® remains flexible in all weather conditions, and it can be painted to match surrounding surfaces.

Supertacker® offers advanced strength characteristics including tensile strength up to 3500 psi according to ASTM D412 test standard. Peel strength is also superior ranging from 30 psi on thermoplastic rubber to 40 psi on glass (ASTM D903). Electric dielectric strength is up to 400 volts/mil (ASTM D149).

Applications for Supertacker® range from bonding lead wires to loudspeakers to sealing tanks and pipes as well as repairing conveyor belts.

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