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Everything You Need to Know About Rubber Cement

How to Apply Rubber Cement Objects to be glued should be dry and clean. Rubber cement is not as effective on metal or plastic items as it is on paper products. If using a brush, apply a small amount to the brush tip and apply in a thin, even layer. Press glued item onto other […]

Beacon Adhesives Launches Rubber Cement and Solvent/Thinner

Beacon Adhesives is proud to announce a new line of products: Premium White Rubber Cement and Premium Solvent and Thinner Beacon is pleased to announce our brand new line of specially formulated rubber cement, solvent and thinner. We proudly manufacture our products in America to ensure the utmost quality for our consumer. Beacon’s Premium Rubber Cement […]

Magna-Tac E645® Properties

Magna-Tac E-645® is the ideal choice for electric motor assembly as it offers high strength adhesion, thermal stability,  water and chemical resistance, superior electrical insulation properties and vibration control, and excellent impact resistance. Magna-Tac E-645® also has gap filling abilities and will not corrode sensitive components inside a sealed motor. Magna-Tac E-645® is has been used […]

Why Choose Magna-Tac E645® Over Mechanical Fastening?

Magna-Tac E-645® has distinct advantages over mechanical fastening. Due to its adhesive properties, Magna-Tac E645®: reduces weight acts as an electrical insulator stresses are more evenly distributed fatigue resistance is eliminated provides a stronger bond for similar and dissimilar substrates helps prevent corrosion can be easily automated reduces costs, effectively improving the bottom line.

Diluting Magna-Tac E645®

While it is not mandatory, MagnaTac E-645® is commonly diluted with a solvent to reduce its viscosity. This allows for easier application of the adhesive. Once part 1 and part 2 have been mixed, MagnaTac E-645® can be diluted with Cellosolve, Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), toluene, acetone, or a 50/50 mixture of acetone and isopropyl alcohol. […]

How To Prevent Magna-Tac E645® From Flowing On OD or ID

When Magna-Tac E645® warms up to cure it becomes flowable. In certain specialized applications, some users prefer to retard the normal flowout. This can be done by partially curing the adhesive at contact pressure only for about 1/4 to 1/2 the “minimum gel time” shown in figure 1. Any of the normal time and temperature cycles […]

Best Methods Of Application – Magna-Tac E645

MAGNA-TAC E-645® is used extensively for bonding stack lamination.  To achieve maximum adhesion, make sure all surfaces are cleaned and thoroughly degreased to remove any foreign materials. Strength and chemical resistance can be improved by sandblasting or chemically treating surfaces where applicable depending upon the type of materials being bonded. Mix Parts A & B […]

Product Spotlight: Magna-Tac E-645®

One of our most in demand industrial adhesives is MAGNA-TAC E-645®, a  two-part, thermosetting epoxy that bonds stack laminations used in stators, rotors, gyros, synchros, and transformers. Magna-Tac E-645® is also used extensively as an insulating varnish for impregnating coils and small electrical equipment and as an adhesive/dielectric in magnetic accelerator units. MAGNA-TAC E-645® is […]

Beacon Adhesives Products Now Available In ACE Hardware Stores

Beacon Products are now available in ACE Hardware Stores, and just in time for your Spring DIY Projects. You can find the following Beacon Favorites either in store or online: Fabri-Tac Quick Grip Multi-Grip Foam-Tac FOR Foam-Tac 1 ounce, this product is now OFFICIALLY available at your local Ace Hardware If the store does not have […]

Brand New E645 Solvent Free Epoxy Powder

Beacon Adhesives has formulated a brand new solvent free version of E645. Magna-Tac E645 EP is a One-Part Heat Cure Epoxy Powder Adhesive Based on the original E645 formula, Beacon has created a powdered version of the solvent based adhesive. The powdered adhesive does not require a solvent and therefore is environmentally friendly and VOC […]