FilterFAB 2000 is a solvent-free polyurethane assembly adhesive formulated for hydraulic fluid and lubrication oil filter fabrication, and is particularly effective in bonding filter end caps and side seams.

FilterFAB 2000


FilterFAB 2000 is a two-component, solvent-free polyurethane assembly adhesive with excellent durability. This self-leveling, room temperature curing product bonds well to metals, PVC, vinyl, fiberglass and cellulosic materials. FilterFAB 2000 is formulated for hydraulic fluid and lubrication oil filter fabrication, and is particularly effective in bonding filter end caps and side seams. 





• Performs well in end cap potting or casting and edge/frame sealing
• Good heat resistance with temperatures below 180 degrees Fahrenheit
• Strong chemical resistance
• Room temperature cure in three to nine minutes; that can be heat accelerated
• Forms superior bonds to a wide variety of materials such as: metals, PVC, vinyl,      
  fiberglass and cellulosic materials
• Recommended for air, water and oil filters
• Qualifies for FDA regulation, CFR 175.105, for indirect food contact.



FilterFAB 2000 is mixed witfilterFAB Hardener at a ratio of four-parts 2000 to one-part Hardener by volume. Off-ratio mixes will result in slower setting rates and weaker ultimate bonds.



FilterFAB 2000 is available in bulk quantities and is generally applied with meter mix equipment.

Meter mix equipment: Meter-mix equipment permits accurate mixing and dispensing of two-part polyurethanes. This permits the purchase of FilterFAB 2000 and FilterFAB Hardener in bulk containers at a significant reduction in the price of adhesive. It is typically possible to payback the equipment cost of the meter mix system in less than 200 gallons of mixed material. We recommend a purge cycle timer to prolong the life of the disposable mix tip. In addition, the mix ratio should be checked periodically.

Typical working life: FilterFAB 2000 will generally remain usable for about three to five minutes after being mixed. FilterFAB will cure more rapidly in a large volume than in a thin film.

Heat acceleration: FilterFAB 2000 will cure faster with the application of heat. Temperatures of 150 degrees Fahrenheit or less are normally sufficient.

Ultimate cure: FilterFAB 2000 normally reaches handling strength in less than an hour. It will continue to become harder for the next 24 hours. A full cure is attained in about seven days.

Cleanup: FilterFAB 2000 may be cleaned up with many common solvents including acetone, lacquer thinner or mineral spirits. Cured FilterFAB 2000 can be removed mechanically.



Bond strength: FilterFAB 2000 bonds well to wood, metal, concrete, finishes, and many plastics. Strength testing on the substrates to be used should be conducted.

Shore D hardness: 80 - 82 (when fully cured)

Chemical resistance: FilterFAB 2000 is used in air, water, and oil filters. Long term exposure to solvents and synthetic oils are not recommended.

Heat resistance: FilterFAB 2000 is suitable for continuous use in temperatures up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to temperatures up to 220 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods is possible as well.

Indirect food contact: FilterFAB 2000 cured with Hardener complies with CFR 175.105 regulations for indirect food contact. Please note, FilterFAB 2000 has not been submitted for approval by the NSF for use in water filters.



Shelf life: Mix before use for best results. Best if used within six months of date of manufacture.     

Safety and disposal: FilterFAB Hardener is a polymeric isocyanate. Use of gloves and other protective equipment is recommended. Consult SDS before use for additional information.

Storage of opened containers: FilterFAB 2000 should be kept in a closed container. It will absorb moisture from the air. Enough moisture will cause the mixed but uncured adhesive to foam. FilterFAB Hardener is very susceptible to moisture. We recommend that it be kept in a sealed container. A desiccant or nitrogen blanket is recommended.

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The recommendations and data contained in this Product Data Sheet for use of this product are based on information Franklin believes to be reliable. They are offered in good faith without guarantee, as conditions and methods of use of our product by Customer are beyond Franklin’s control. Customer must determine the suitability of the product for a particular application before adopting it on a commercial scale.
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