HPI bonding adhesives are used for high temperature applications, bonding well to most metals including mild steel, stainless steel, titanium, and super alloys.

Strain Gage Installation Techniques Using Ceramic Cements


Cures at 300°C (572°F) A silica filled ceramic cement for bonding strain gages and thermocouples to metals and super alloys.  Shelf life is 6 months.

Safety Data Sheet | Product Data Sheet


Cures at 300°C (572°F) A green colored cement that bonds well to most metals, including mild steel. It paints on thin, has good wetting and strong bond strength. Its thermal expansion matches closely to mild steel. It is superior electrically to most commercial green cements and when cured at maximum operating temperature compares favorably with high purity rokide. Suitable for bonding HFN, HFE, HFK, HFM, and HFH strain gages and type K thermocouples. Shelf life is 6 months.

Safety Data Sheet | Product Data Sheet


Cures at 300°C (572°F) A silica-based cement developed for attaching sensors to super alloys, stainless steels, titanium and other non-ferrous alloys. This cement contains no carcinogens and has superior bond strength when compared to most commercial strain gage cements. Not for use on mild steel. Suitable for bonding Nichrome, Evenohm, Kanthal, Moleculoy and K alloy strain gages and type K thermocouples. Shelf life is 1 year.

Safety Data Sheet | Product Data Sheet


Cures at > 175°C (347°F) An alumina based ceramic coating for bonding noble metal sensors to titanium and TMC structures. A 100% high purity alumina filler with aggregate distribution graded to flow easily while brushing. Applied with artist’s brush or sponge. Excellent electrical Insulation to 800°C. Requires heat curing minimum of 180°C. Usable to 1200°C on alumina substrates. Specifically for bonding platinum tungsten and palladium chrome strain gages, platinum RTD’s and Pt/PtRho thermocouples. Shelf life is 1 year.

Safety Data Sheet | Product Data Sheet

Ceramic Cement Application Tool Kit for Strain Gage Installation

The ceramic cement application kit includes all materials required to install free filament strain gages with any of HPI’s ceramic cements.


  1. Alcohol, 1 oz. bottle
  2. Pipette, (1)
  3. #00 artist’s brush, synthetic sable
  4. #00B artist’s brush, synthetic sable
  5. Spatula, stainless steel
  6. Surgical gloves, 1 pair, size medium
  7. Tape bars
  8. Grit paper, norton 80 grit (6)
  9. Tweezers
  10. Gauze pads
  11. Complete instructions and application tips

Application Instructions