From: Eric J. Korpela <>
Date: Tue Jan 15 11:06:41 2002

> At 03:49 AM 1/14/2002 +0000, Matt London wrote:
> >OTOH, Araldite (an epoxy) works a treat in my experience :&) It often sets
> >harder than the plastic in the first place! I repaired the hinges on my
> >compaq LTE5100 with araldite and sail repair tape (ripstop nylon) - worked
> >a treat :&)
> What's the exact USA equivalent of Araldite? A quick web
> search showed that it's used here by name to embed biological
> specimens for sectioning, but it also appears there are
> quite a few species of Araldite apart from the five-minute
> and seven-hour varieties.
> What color is Araldite? Is it a two-part black-and-white epoxy
> like "JB Weld" that sets as grey? Or is it clear to amber,
> like those that come in dual syringes?

Yes, Araldite is a grey epoxy. We use Scotch-Weld 2216 structural
epoxy as essentially an equivalent. We also use Scotch-Weld 1838 Green
which has better TML and CVCM where contamination is an issue. If any
of these doesn't set harder than a typical plastic, you've mixed it wrong.

2216 is very good when you need to bond a plastic like PEEK. I thought
the primary application of JB Weld was for metals?

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