Adhesive Activators, Primers & Debonders

Adhesive activators are products that accelerate the curing speed of bonding components. These activators enable curing of adhesives (glue) in spaces where light and heat is not available to activate the bonding or debonding process.

What are adhesive activators used for?

Adhesive activators are used in conjunction with structural adhesives to bond metals, ferrites or magnets. They are also used to increase the curing speed in motor assembly bonding. Other industries where adhesive activators are used include furniture assembly, plastic assembly, appliance manufacturing and ceramics production.

Types of adhesive activators

Adhesive activators can be bonders, debonders or primers:

  • Bonders have various attributes that allow the joining of metals, plastics or alloys. Bonders assist with vibration damping, sealing and corrosion protection.
  • Debonders or cleaners are used to clean components that should not be joined or wipe up spillage adhesive from surfaces by decreasing the bonding strength of the adhesive product to be removed.
  • Primers or adhesion promoters are used as pre-activators to created a bonding layer between a surface and the adhesive component.

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Description Price Trade Name Type For Use With Product Form Package Type Setting Time Cure Time Package Size Chemical Composition Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Odour Operating Temperature Range Special Features
RS Stock No. 108-716
Mfr. Part No.142379
BrandLoctite
€15.44
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Loctite 7649 Activator Gasketing, Retaining, Thread Sealant, Threadlocker Aerosol Aerosol - - 150 ml - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 108-722
Mfr. Part No.146624
BrandLoctite
€21.93
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Loctite 770 Primer Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Liquid Bottle - - 10 g - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 313-8619
Mfr. Part No.142747
BrandLoctite
€20.09
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Loctite 7457 Activator Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Liquid Bottle 60s - 150 ml - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 473-405
BrandRS PRO
€11.29
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- - Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Liquid Bottle - 24 h 20 ml Propylene Carbonate +80°C -50°C Barely perceptible odour -50 → +80 °C A Non-Flammable, Clear Release Agent for Cyanoacrylate Adhesive
RS Stock No. 144-377
BrandRS PRO
€4.51
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- Cleaner Rigid Plastic Acrylic Liquid Bottle - - 250 ml Ethyl Acetate, Hydrotreated Light Low Boiling Point Hydrogen Treated Naphtha, Naphtha (Petroleum), Toluene - - Characteristic - Designed to Clean & Degrease the Surfaces Prior to Bonding
RS Stock No. 918-6891
BrandRS PRO
€7.07
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- Activator Anaerobic Adhesive, Sealant Liquid Aerosol - - 200 ml - - - Light Paraffinic - -
RS Stock No. 692-895
Mfr. Part No.15980
BrandITW Devcon
€29.15
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Flexane Primer - Liquid Bottle - 30 min 112 g - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 330-3970
Mfr. Part No.231676
BrandLoctite
€11.50
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Loctite 7471 Activator Gasketing, Retaining, Thread Sealant Aerosol - 60s - 150 ml - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 109-107
Mfr. Part No.15985
BrandITW Devcon
€30.63
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Flexane Primer - Liquid Bottle - 30 min 112 g - - - - - -
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