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LOCTITE ABLESTIK 285 CAT

Harmonization Code : 3506.10.00.00 |   Prepared glues and other prepared adhesives, not elsewhere specified or included; products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg
Main features
  • Thermally conductive
  • Non-sag
  • Resin versatility

Product Description

LOCTITE® ABLESTIK 285 CAT adhesive is designed for assembly applications that require thermal management. It is also recommended for low stress bonding applications. This is a very low CTE material (~27ppm), with two components that has cure schedules and end properties that depend on the accompanying catalyst.

LOCTITE ABLESTIK 285 CAT can be used with a variety of catalysts such as CAT 11 or CAT 27-1. For more information on mixed properties when used with other available catalysts, please contact your local technical service representative for assistance and recommendations. The specifications on this page refer to the 27-1 combination.

Cure Schedule

  • With CAT 27-1: 4 hours @ 120°C
Product Family
285CAT  
60g bottle 285 - 1 kg pail 100g bottle

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Technical Specifications

General Properties
Curing Schedule
Curing Schedule
Curing schedule is the time and temperature required for a mixed material to fully cure. While this applies to materials that cure with heat, there are also other materials that can be cured with UV.

Even though some materials can cure on ambient temperatures, others will require elevated temperature conditions to properly cure.

There are various curing schedules depending on the material type and application. For heat curing, the most common ones are Snap cure, Low temperature cure, Step cure and Staged cure.

Recommended cure type, schedule, time and temperature can always be found on the Technical data sheets.
Cure Type Heat Cure
Work life @25°C
Work life @25°C
Work life is the amount of time we have to work with a material until it is no longer able to be easily worked and applied on a substrate.

It is based on the change in viscosity and it can rely on the application requirements.
4 hours
Electrical Properties
Dielectric Strength
Dielectric Strength
Dielectric strength is measured in kV per mm and is calculated by the Breakdown voltage divided by the thickness of the tested material.

Those two properties go hand in hand and while Breakdown voltage is always thickness dependent, dielectric strength is a general material property.

As an example, the dielectric strength of Polyimide is 236 kV/mm. If we place 1mm of Polyimide between two electrodes, it will act as an insulator until the voltage between the electrodes reaches 236 kV. At this point it will start acting as a good conductor, causing sparks, potential punctures and current flow.
23 kV/mm
Dissipation Factor
Dissipation Factor
Dissipation factor is commonly known as loss tangent or tan delta.



It is a ratio of the loss index and the relative permittivity and it measures the inefficiency of an insulating material to maintain energy (that otherwise dissipates in the form of heat). The lower the factor, the better the insulation.

It is the reciprocal of the quality factor and always refers to a specific temperature and frequency.
Dissipation Factor @ 25°C /1000 kHz 0.014
Mechanical Properties
Hardness
Hardness
Hardness is a dimensionless quantity. There is no direct relationship between measurements in one scale and their equivalent in another scale or another hardness test.
Durometer (Shore D) 90
Tensile Modulus
Tensile Modulus
Tensile modulus is a mechanical property that measures the stiffness of an elastic material. It is the slope of stress / strain curve of a material under direct tensile loading.

It can be used to predict the elongation or elastic deformation of an object as long as the stress is less than the tensile strength of the material. Elastic deformation is caused by stretching the bonds between atoms and the deformation can be reversed when the load is removed.

Tensile modulus is affected by temperature and is an important engineering attribute since we generally want to keep elastic deformation as small as possible.
Tensile Modulus @150°C 165 N/mm2
Tensile Modulus @25°C 6,580 N/mm2
Thermal Properties
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
CTE (Coefficient of thermal expansion) is a material property that is indicative of the extent to which a material expands with a change in temperature. This can be a change in length, area or volume, depending on the material.

Knowing the CTE of the layers is helpful in analyzing stresses that might occur when a
system consists of an adhesive plus some other solid component.
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), α1
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), α1
CTE α1 (alpha 1) is the slope of the Coefficient of thermal expansion in a temperature range below the Glass transition temperature (Tg).

It explains how much a material will expand until it reaches Tg.
27 ppm/°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), α2
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), α2
CTE α2 (alpha 2) is the slope of the Coefficient of thermal expansion in a temperature range above the Glass transition temperature (Tg).

It explains the extent to which a material will expand after it passes Tg.
111 ppm/°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)
The glass transition temperature for organic adhesives is a temperature region where the polymers change from glassy and brittle to soft and rubbery. Increasing the temperature further continues the softening process as the viscosity drops too. Temperatures between the glass transition temperature and below the decomposition point of the adhesive are the best region for bonding.

The glass-transition temperature Tg of a material characterizes the range of temperatures over which this glass transition occurs.
110 °C
Thermal Conductivity
Thermal Conductivity
Thermal conductivity describes the ability of a material to conduct heat. It is required by power packages in order to dissipate heat and maintain stable electrical performance.

Thermal conductivity units are [W/(m K)] in the SI system and [Btu/(hr ft °F)] in the Imperial system.
1.1 W/m.K