April 5, 2023

Why Weld-On 46C is a game changer

Sometimes here at Elevated Industrial Solutions, we see a product so exciting, so revolutionary, we have to stop and take a minute. (We’re industrial supply geeks after all!) Weld-On 46C by IPS is that game changer. It’s clear. It creates a strong bond. It’s fast curing. And it’s making sign fabricators very happy.

What is Weld-On 46C?

IPS Weld-On 46C

IPS calls this a “two-component, clear, thixotropic, reactive acrylic adhesive for bonding primer-less aluminum or other metals and acrylics.” It works on a variety of metal and plastic substrates.

So, it’s ideal for sign assembly and fabrication as well as manufacturing where no sagging, short fixture times, and good clarity retention are needed.

Benefits and features

46C has some clear advantages. For one, because it’s an acrylic adhesive, it is temperature and UV-resistant, too. Other features and benefits include:

  • Cures optically clear
  • Working time for adhering is 6 – 9 minutes; curing time is less than 30 minutes
  • Primer-less metal bonding
  • No-sag application
  • High bond strength

Why a clear, strong bond with short curing time matters

A clear adhesive is attractive to many industries, especially signage manufacturing companies because it ensures that the focus remains on the sign’s message, rather than the adhesive or bonding agent itself. This one enables backlighting without having any glue show through! In other words, it’s aesthetically pleasing.

But strength is important, too. Items, such as signage, need to be securely mounted to ensure it stays in place and is visible. Adhesive strength and durability keep signs firmly in place in harsh weather conditions or high-traffic areas. Again, because this is an acrylic adhesive, it already has resistance to the elements, including sun damage.

And fast-curing enables those assembly and fabricating to move more quickly, speeding up production. The 46C could save time and reduce labor costs while still producing a high-quality product.

All of these together make this adhesive a powerhouse.

Elevated can help you with your manufacturing needs

Tradeshow items, events displays, signage for buildings – whatever you’re manufacturing, we can help. Not only do we have Weld-On 46C, but we also have a range of other adhesives and products, including abrasives, tapes, blades, and more. Our goal is to save you time, reduce costs, and improve your products’ quality. For more than 60+ years, we’ve been helping signage companies just like yours.

Let us introduce 46C to you or suggest other ways to make your business more efficient and effective.

Tami Matthews
Author: Tami Matthews
Tami Matthews is the Director of Marketing at Elevated Industrial Solutions. She’s spent 20+ years in marketing, focusing on writing, public relations, digital marketing, and content marketing. Before coming to Elevated in December 2020, she worked for a number of high-tech companies. Writing is one of her favorite pastimes. In her spare time, she volunteers for a number of causes including the Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy working on the PTO. She also hikes with her husband and begrudging daughter.
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