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Mounting Adhesives

Tech Bulletin A9

Aremco’s Crystalbond™ mounting adhesives are ideal for temporarily mounting a range of materials that require dicing, polishing, and other machining processes. These mounting adhesives exhibit good bond strength and adhere readily to ceramics, glass, metals, and quartz. When processing is complete, these adhesives are removed by re-heating and cleaning with a suitable solvent.

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Crystalbond™ 509-1A, 509-2A, 509-3A
Mounting Adhesives

Crystalbond™ 509
Mid-range melting point of 165 ºF (74 ºC). Provides excellent adhesion and minimizes clogging of diamond tools when compared to many waxes. Transparent in thin cross-sections. Soluble in acetone or Aremco’s proprietary Crystalbond™ 509-S1 Stripper, a low odor, non-flammable, biodegradable, water-rinsible solvent. Available in three standard colors and both round sticks and rectangular bars:
Crystalbond™ 509-1A
Light Amber
Round Stick, ⅞” Dia × 7”
Crystalbond™ 509-1B
Light Amber
Rectangular Bar, ⅝” × 1” × 7”
Crystalbond™ 509-2A
Dark Amber
Round Stick, ⅞” Dia × 7”
Crystalbond™ 509-2B
Dark Amber
Rectangular Bar, ⅝” × 1” × 7”
Crystalbond™ 509-3A
Clear Turquoise
Round Stick, ⅞” Dia × 7”
Crystalbond™ 509-3B
Clear Turquoise
Rectangular Bar, ⅝” × 1” × 7”

Crystalbond™ 555 & 555-HMP
Crystalbond™ 555 Low melting point of 120 ºF (49 ºC). Crystalbond™ 555-HMP Mid-range melting point of 150 ºF (66 ºC). Use 555 and 555-HMP for low stress machining processes, dry plasma etching or silicon wafers, de-paneling copper plated Teflon boards, and dicing ceramic green tape. Transparent in thin cross-sections and soluble in hot water. Available in rectangular bars, ⅝” × 1” × 7”.

Crystalbond™ 590
High melting point of 300 ºF (150 ºC). High strength, flexible adhesive, ideal for dicing high aspect ratios. Soluble in isopropyl alcohol or Aremco’s proprietary Crystalbond™ 590-S Stripper, a water-dispersible, environmentally safe powder concentrate. Available in two standard forms:
Crystalbond™ 590-STK
Rectangular Stick, ⅝” × 1” × 7”
Crystalbond™ 590-PDR
Granular Powder
  • Machining advanced ceramics
  • Lapping and polishing optical components
  • Dicing ceramic substrates
  • Dicing semiconductor wafers
  • Dicing ferrites, glasses and piezoelectrics
  • Dicing metal and optical single crystals
  • Mounting cross-sections for SEM
  • Backfilling components for support
  • Dry plasma etching.
Aremco-Cool, Stripper