Permabond ET500 - Transparent Epoxy Adhesive

Permabond ET500 is a two-component, fast curing epoxy adhesive that is used to bond a variety of substrates.

Permabond ET500 - Transparent Epoxy Adhesive

PERMABOND® ET500 is a two-part fast-setting epoxy adhesive which bonds to a wide variety of substrates such as wood, metal, ceramics and some plastics and composites. It cures rapidly at room temperature to give handling strength in approximately 5 minutes. This product is ideal for general-purpose bonding. It is typically used for small component assembly and is suitable for applications that require a clear bond line.


  • Adhesion to a wide variety of substrates
  • Full cure at room temperature
  • Easy to apply
  • Fast setting


  1. Dual cartridges:
    a) Insert the cartridge into the application gun and guide the plunger into the cartridge.
    b) Remove the cartridge cap and dispense material until both sides are flowing.
    c) Attach the static mixer to the end of the cartridge and begin dispensing the material.
  2. Apply material to one of the substrates.
  3. Join the parts. Parts must be joined within 3-4 minutes of mixing the two epoxy components.
  4. Large quantities and/or higher temperature will decrease the usable life or pot life.
  5. Apply pressure to the assembly by clamping for 8 minutes or until handling strength is obtained.
  6. Full cure will be obtained after 24 hours at 25°C (77°F). Heat can be used to accelerate the curing process.

NB. Exercise caution when mixing large quantities due to exothermic reaction.

Additional Information

This product is not recommended for use in contact with strong oxidizing materials.
Information regarding the safe handling of this material may be obtained from the safety data sheet.

Users are reminded that all materials, whether innocuous or not, should be handled in accordance with the principles of good industrial hygiene.

Typical Curing Properties

  • Mix ratio by volume
    • 1:1
  • Maximum gap fill
    • 2 mm 0.08 in
  • Usable / pot life @23°C
    •  3-4 mins
  • Handling time @23°C
    • 5-8 mins
  • Working strength @23°C
    • 30-60 mins
  • Full cure @23°C
    • 24 hours

Storage & Handling

Storage Temperature

  • 5 to 25°C (41 to 77°F)

Surface Preparation

Surfaces should be clean, dry and grease-free before applying the adhesive. Use a suitable solvent (such as acetone or isopropanol) for the degreasing of surfaces. Some metals such as aluminium, copper and its alloys will benefit from light abrasion with emery cloth (or similar), to remove the oxide layer.


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