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How do they work?

Methacrylate adhesives are reactive crosslinking structural adhesives, which when mixed cure by means of free radical initiation. The combination of the two components produces free radicals, which in turn interact with the Methacrylate monomer contained in both components, causing an exothermic reaction. As the heat from the reaction increases, so too does the rate of polymerization of the monomer, which quickly reaches its conclusion as the adhesive forms a solid thermoset polymer.