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Pot Life

What's the definition of pot life?

The pot life describes that period of time during which a reactive two component material should be processed. The pot life depends on different parameters, for example the mixing ratio or the temperature of the material during the dispensing process.

If the pot life runs out, the viscosity of the material rises as well as the pressure in the mixer. This influences the metering and mixing process. The material becomes thick and the metering process becomes increasingly difficult. In the worst case, the processing has to be stopped and the machine has to be cleaned. Because of this, it is important to monitor the pot life during breaks in the metering process.

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