Acrylic adhesives are available either as one or two part adhesives or as versions that are cured by exposure to ultraviolet light.
Acrylic adhesives produce bonds with excellent peel strengths. Two-component acrylates
(also known as A/B adhesives, no-mix adhesives or 2nd generation acrylics) are fast curable reaction adhesives,
suited for small-size bonds or for large-sized bonds.
The resin base consists of an elastomer dissolved in acrylic monomers.
Peroxides are then blended in to provide the resin with a source of free radicals.
The elastomers form a rubbery phase which gives the adhesive its toughness, and the acrylic monomers form the thermoset polymer matrix
which gives the adhesive its environmental resistance and strength.
Acrylic adhesives are of moderate costs and show the particularity to have good adhesion to many substrates
(glass, metals, paper, textiles, metallic foils, plastics).