Elantas (Altana) UC-54

Elantas (Altana) UC-54 Datasheet
  • Description for Elantas (Altana) UC-54

    A two-component, low viscosity, 85 Shore D urethane casting system exhibiting excellent hardness retention at elevated temperatures. Low exotherm permits casting of large parts.

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    Application Type Bond, Casting
    1 Part or 2 Part 2 Part
    Material Form Liquid
    Manufacturer Elantas (Altana)
    Chemistry urethane
    Cure Method Part A/Part B
    Cure Temperature (°C) 25, 65, 25, 80
    Cure Time (min) 1,440, 960, 1,440, 240
    Viscosity (cPs) Low, 1,200
  • Technical Data for Elantas (Altana) UC-54

    Overview
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Cure Temperature (°C) 25, 65, 25, 80
    Cure Time (min) 1,440, 960, 1,440, 240
    Viscosity (cPs) Low, 1,200 Test Method
    Linear Shrinkage (%) 0.45 Test Method
    Work / Pot Time (min) 40 to 45 Test Method
    Mix Ratio 2:1 (by weight), 100:50 (by weight)
    Bond Strength
    Tensile Strength (psi) 12,265
    Hardness
    Shore D Hardness 85, 80 Test Method
    Elongation (%) 7
    Other Properties
    Specific Gravity 1.180, 1.080
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Both the Part A and Part B components of CONATHANE® UC-54 are moisture sensitive. It is recommended that containers be flushed with dry nitrogen or CONAP® Dri-Purge each time the containers are closed., CONATHANE® UC-54, Part A and Part B have a shelf life of 12 months from date of manufacture, when stored in their original, unopened containers at 65°-85°F., Part A may crystallize in cooler temperatures. Crystallization is indicated by a light turbidity. Place the container in a 50°C oven for at least 4 hours to place the crystals back into solution. Agitate to assure complete uniformity. Cool to room temperature before use.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 149 to 185
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 12
  • Best Practices for Elantas (Altana) UC-54

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    1. Application

      CONATHANE® UC-54 has very good adhesion to most substrates and generally will not require the use of a primer. If adhesion improvement is necessary, contact Cytec Industries Inc. for specific recommendations. If the cast part is to be demolded after cure, apply a CONAP® mold release agent prior to casting.

      Depending on mass and part configuration, CONATHANE® UC-54 can usually be demolded after curing 6 hours at room temperature. However, parts are extremely brittle at this stage and care should be exercised in removing parts from molds.

    2. Mixing

      Mix the two components together thoroughly at the recommended ratio at 25ºC stirring carefully to prevent air entrapment. If air entrapment is excessive, degas the mixture for 2-3 minutes at 1-5 mm of vacuum. Metal, glass, or plastic containers and stirring rods should be used. Avoid the use of wooden sticks and paper cups.

    3. Deairing/Degassing

      If air entrapment is excessive, degas the mixture for 2-3 minutes at 1-5 mm of vacuum.

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Linear Shrinkage Test Methods
Linear Shrinkage Test Method Temp
0.45 % (16 hours @ 80ºC) 80°C
Viscosity Test Methods
Viscosity Temperature
Low
1,200 cPs 25°C
Work / Pot Time Test Methods
Work / Pot Time Test Method Temperature
40 to 45 min 100,000 cps, 150 gram mass @ 25ºC 25°C
Shore D Hardness Test Methods
Shore D Hardness Shore Hardness Test Method
85
80 at 93 [C]