Sylmasta Rapid 5 Minute is a high strength, fast setting, two-part epoxy adhesive with a working time of approximately five minutes.
It is used in model making, kit building, art and craft projects, repair and restoration, and industrial settings.
Rapid 5 Minute bonds to metal, hard plastics, ceramic, concrete, stone, granite and wood. It fixes fittings to bricks and plaster, repairs broken furniture and castings and can be used in manufacturing assemblies.
The five minute offers enough time to carry out relatively detailed work without being rushed, at the same time as reducing holding and clamping.
To use Rapid 5 Minute Epoxy Adhesive, you extrude equal parts of the two components. The parts are then thoroughly mixed together with a spatula for around 30 seconds.
A thin layer of mixed adhesive is applied to one of the two materials to be bonded. Within five minutes, Rapid 5 Minute will begin to set.
Once the two materials have been joined together, they must be kept in place undisturbed for at least 30 minutes for the epoxy to reach maximum properties. A full cure is achieved after 24 hours.
After application, Rapid 5 Minute can be stored for re-use at a later date. Under the correct conditions, the epoxy has a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture.
Rapid 5 Minute is available to purchase in four different sizes. The 25ml syringe features an easy-to-use plunger which pushes the two parts of epoxy adhesive out in equal measures to be mixed.
The 50ml and 200ml cartridges come with a mixer nozzle and require an Applicator Gun to extrude the epoxy. The 500g kit supplies the resin and hardener in separate tubs.
Rapid 5 Minute sets to a translucent colour with a yellow tinge. Sylmasta also produce Metal Bond Epoxy Adhesive, a grey-coloured epoxy adhesive specifically formulated for use on metals.
Benefits of Sylmasta Rapid 5 Minute Epoxy Adhesive
- Five minute cure is enough for careful bonding whilst reducing handling time
- Provides high strength bonds between most materials
- Resistant to temperatures between -20°C to +60°C
- Long shelf life of two years allows epoxy to be re-used at a later date
- Bonding metal, hard plastics, ceramic, concrete, wood, stone, granite, brick and plaster
- Model making and kit building
- Repairing ornaments, furniture and castings
- Fixing fittings to brick, wood and plaster