ACRI-BOND UV3232 – UV LIGHT CURING ADHESIVE HIGH VISCOSITY: 900±100 ([email protected]℃) is developed for use in bonding a variety of plastic such as ABS, PC, PS, PVC and Acrylics.

General Information

The adhesion strength of ACRI-BOND UV3232 is stronger than the original materials. ACRI-BOND UV3232 is an excellent Photo-curing adhesive and the adhesion strength is stronger than the original materials. The thin film of ACRI-BOND UV3232 is transparent and clear.

Characteristics of ACRI-BOND UV3232

  1. Toughness, shock resistance and thermal shock resistance.
  2. Excellent surface dryness and transparency after curing.
  3. Exhibits high adhesion strength

Physical Property

ItemSpecificationTest Method
CompositionAcrylic resinBe judged by the composition
Chemical ClassLiquid @ 25°CEye inspection
AppearanceColourless LiquidEye inspection
Viscosity, cps880-1320 (25°C S21)10 rpm)Brookfield RVDV-I+
Specific Gravity1.042 @25°C, RH 60%Specific Gravity Cup
Refractive Index nD1.4724 @25°C, RH 60%ATAGO Abbe Refractometer NAR-1T
Colour Gardner Scale1~2Gardner Colour Comparator
Solvent Content, %0Be judged by the composition
Heavy Metal Content0SGS Certificate

Cure Schedule

Light hardness condition with the ultraviolet ray light source of wave-length 365 nm。 Projecting light upon the energy accumulates to go to 1,500-3,000 mJ/cm 2 of hardening under condition.

Temporary curing time sec5 ~ 10
Recommended curing time sec10~ 15

Mechanical Properties

ItemSpecificationTest Method
Durometer Hardness Shore DD38 @25°C, RH 60%Durometer D type Refer to ASTM D2240-03
Water Absorption Ratio %1.63 @ 25°C 24hrRefer to ASTM D570-95
Elongation (25°C) , %79GOTECH GT-TS-2000-M, GOTECH U55
Light Transmittance JASCO Model V-530
Glass Transition Temp. °C-12TA instrument MDSCQ100
Temperature Range-40~110 °C 

ACRI-BOND UV3232 Water-resistant Photo-curing Adhesive for Plastics Bonding


Environmental Test Experiment

Material:PMMA / PMMA
Condition:60℃ RH 95%
Test Time:2 years, Pass
Result:PMMA crack, no cohesive failure, no leak.


Storage and Shelf Life

ACRI-BOND UV3232 should be kept without any possibility of light exposure. Replace lid immediately after use. ACRI-BOND UV3232 has an eight month minimum shelf life when stored in dark place below 25℃ in original, unopened containers.


Some findings indicate a lack of potential for carcinogenicity with the compositions of ACRI-BOND UV3232 by long term recurrent application to the skin. However, contact with skin is likely to produce mild transient reddening. It is important to remove adhesive from skin with soap and water thoroughly. ACRI-BOND UV3232 is of moderate acute toxicity by swallowing. If swallowed, induce vomiting at once and call a physician. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, flush with water for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention immediately. For specific information on this product, consult the Material Safety



50mL units in black bottles with witch-hat applicator nozzle with a cap Sales Box includes 10 bottles of 50mL
1.00 Lit sealed bottles are available in carton of 4 or 6 bottles too.

 UVsize2Other UV adhesives and packaging sizes (100ml, 250ml and 4.0 Lit) are available on project request basis.

UV Adhesives for Plastics

ACRI-BOND range of UV curable adhesives represents a new dimension in light curing technology. The UV adhesives are solvent free, containing only reactive components. A highly cross-linked polymeric matrix results on curing without evaporation or the elimination of volatiles. All UV adhesives are 100% reactive systems and were developed to sharpen and maintain the end-user's competitive edge through cost effective parts processing.



Product information

  1. Bonding: plastic (ABS, PMMA, PVC, PC, PET) to itself or glass
  2. Feature: High toughness. Not degumming and cracking after cycle test of high or low temperature.
  3. Appearance: clear
  4. Application: plastic fabrications, furniture and plastic crafts

Crystal clear, bubble free joint cures best after exposure to about 15-20 sec of high intensity UV light (see our UV equipment page). It will cure on natural sun light after about 30 sec too.


ATA Pty Ltd selected 3 products (Low, Medium and High viscosity) that will cater for most applications in Plastics Fabrications industry.




ACRI-BOND UV3232 - UV LIGHT CURING ADHESIVE HIGH VISCOSITY: 900±100 ([email protected]℃)

So, you may apply it with capillary effect (Low and Medium) with needle or directly from black tubes. ATA UV adhesives (Medium to High viscosity) are with good gap filling properties so it can be used on saw cut acrylic as well.

It is safe for use over laser cut or diamond polished surfaces as it will not craze.

Please test properties and curing speed before use.


Why UV Curing?

One part adhesives that cure using ultraviolet light provide an extremely convenient method of curing on demand, unlike two part adhesives that need to be mixed and used within a certain time frame. Not only is this more convenient for the user, it also eliminates many potential sources of process variability.

What is UV Light?

Ultraviolet light is a particular portion of the light spectrum, typically considered to be in the wavelength range from 200 nm (nanometers) to 400 nm. The most significant property of UV light is its intensity. The intensity of light, which can be measured by a radiometer, is designated by milli-watts per square centimeter (mW/cm²) or Watts per square centimeter (w/cm2). The key to UV curing is matching the wavelength range of the spectrum to a photo-initiator in an adhesive.

Every high performance adhesive has at least two components to it. An obvious example is the two-part, room temperature curing material already mentioned. A less obvious example would be contact cement, where only a single material is handled. For this kind of adhesive to work, a solvent must evaporate from the product, leaving the actual bonding resin behind. So, the resin is one part and the solvent is the second part.

In an ultraviolet-curing adhesive, there are also two components. One part is the adhesive itself and the second part is the photo-initiator which will not react with the resin by itself. The photo-initiator must absorb the ultraviolet light before curing takes place. When the UV light is delivered, the photo-initiator will undergo a chemical reaction and cause the adhesive to harden.

Why Use UV Adhesives?

  • No two part mixing required
  • Cure on demand
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Faster, stronger cures
  • Minimizes adhesive shrinkage
  • Decreases moisture absorption
  • Increases humidity resistance
  • Decreases out gassing
  • Reduces defects while increasing yield
  • Reduces cost


While "black lights" do produce light in the UV range, their spectrum is confined to the long-wave UVA region.

UV hand held devices supplied by ATA Pty Ltd are selected to provide UVA light at 365 nm required for our adhesives cure process.

UVA is considered the safest of the three spectra of UV light.

It is the higher energy (short-wave) light in the UVB and UVC range that is responsible for the DNA damage that leads to skin cancer.

UVA light is much lower in energy and does not cause sunburn.

UVA is capable of causing damage to collagen fibers, so it does have the potential to accelerate skin aging and cause wrinkles.

UVA can also destroy vitamin A in the skin.

UVA light can cause DNA damage, but not directly like UVB and UVC.
Due to its longer wavelength, it is absorbed less and reaches deeper skin layers (the leather skin), where it produces reactive chemical intermediates, such as hydroxyl and oxygen radicals, which in turn can damage DNA and result in a high risk of melanoma.

The weak output of black lights, though, should not cause DNA damage or cellular mutations the way sunlight can, although there are reports stating that the type of UV radiation used for suntan (UVA) can cause DNA damage, photo-aging (damage to the skin from chronic exposure to sunlight) and skin cancer as well as toughening of the skin, suppression of the immune system, and cataract formation after overexposure.

Acrylic Technologies Australia Pty is nevertheless proposing compulsory use of protective equipment when working with UV light we supply:

Protective clothing - preventing prolonged skin exposure

Protective UV glasses - preventing prolonged eye exposure

Protective shoes - preventing electrical shocks if working with 240V equipment