Decementing Agents

Lens Bond Decementing Agents

Decementing Agents for Lens Bond Optical Cements

Lens Bond Decementing Agent permits the technician to decement bonded elements without elaborate vacuum equipment and eliminates excessive breakage that can occur in an open flame method of decementing

Lens Bond Decementing Agent 

Lens Bond Decementing Agent

*Gallon size cannot ship via Air due to Dangerous Goods regulations. Pint size can be shipped by air.

Decementing Optical Components With Lens Bond Decementing Agent:

The following equipment is required: Tray or flat pan with cover. Laboratory hotplate; tongs or other gripping tools. Work should be done under an exhaust vent or fume hood or well ventilated area.

  1. Place soft paper (or cloth) on the bottom of the tray and place the optical elements in the tray.
  2. Pour sufficient decementing agent over the optical elements to immerse them and allow additional coverage to offset the loss during the heating cycle.
  3. Cover the tray with a lid to reduce the vapor loss and raise the temperature of the hotplate until the liquid boils (approximately 340°F).
  4. Continue to apply the heat until the optical elements are separated.
  5. Remove the elements while hot, and wipe off any excess cement. Place the elements in a clean, dry container until they return to room temperature.
  6. Remove the elements, wash with acetone and dry with cheesecloth. Elements are now ready for recementing.
    When boiling, this decementing agent is flammable. Keep away from open flame and spark.
Flash Point 167°F
Shelf Life Approximately 2 years
Size 16 oz and 1 gallon
Shipping and Storage Lens Bond Decementing Agent requires no special handling or storage; however, it should be kept away from strong acids and elevated temperatures.

Lens Bond Primer

Lens Bond primer can be used for difficult to bond surfaces, like PE, PP silicone or certain elastomers.  The primer should be applied to clean surfaces and allowed sufficient time to dry.

Lens Bond Primer


Milsolve: A Decementing Agent For Milbond:

Milsolve is an extremely easy way of separating elements bonded with Milbond. The technician simply immerses the bonded parts in Milsolve for 48 to 72 hours. The elements will completely separate. Care should be taken to seal the container of Milsolve and elements to prevent evaporation and fumes from spreading.

Milsolve Stripping Agent

Milbond Separation Film:

The film produced by this solution prevents adhesion of Milbond adhesive to metal and glass surfaces. It is an easy to apply water soluble film that can be applied by brush, spray or dipping the surfaces that the technician wants to protect. After, drying, however, the surfaces cannot be touched by hand. Should Milbond be inadvertently cured on a protected surface, the cured element can be washed or dipped in water and the cured Milbond will slide off protected surfaces as the coating dissolves.

Drying Time:....................Approximately 30 minutes
Shelf Life:........................Approximately 2 years

 Milsolve Separation Film

Summers Optical

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