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Optical Adhesives are used to bond or cement optical components together or to an optical system for a number of optical applications. Optical Adhesives can be used with curing lamps to ease or quicken the adhesion process. Optical Adhesives allow precise positioning of optical components within a system by affixing components firmly in desired locations or positions. Optical Adhesives reduce the need for purchasing additional components by allowing existing components to be combined or positioned manually.

Edmund Optics offers a wide selection of Optical Adhesives suited for many optical modifications or positioning needs. Binders may be used for metal-to-glass, glass-to-glass, glass-to-plastic, metal-to-plastic, or metal-to-metal bonding, making them suitable for most optical binding needs. The wide selection of curing lamps or light guns allow for a controllable environment for adhesive curing. A number of UV protective eyewear products are also available, effective as both general purpose safety eyewear as well as a shield against UV radiation from adhesive curing.