Acrylic Mounting Systems

Increase your Mounting Throughput

Acrylic Mounting

The ideal solution for simple geometry specimens that are sensitive to high pressures and temperatures. With cure times as low as 5 minutes, Buehler’s range of acrylic systems increase throughput in your mounting process while providing the reliable results you need for a consistent process.
Fast Cure Times and Easy to Mix Ratios
Buehler’s acrylic media offers both fast cure times and easy to mix powder to liquid ratios, making it the preferred castable system in labs.


Our best-selling SamplKwick acrylic helps you speed up your mounting process by providing incredibly quick and consistent mounting results. This easy to use acrylic mounting compound offers good penetration and edge retention needed for great electronics applications and more.

In additition to its great castable mounting performance, SamplKwick does not exhibit the offensive odor of many acrylics on the market, making it a perfect choice for the technician.


VariKleer produces a crystal clear mount when cured under pressure making it ideal for applications where clarity is required.

VariDur 10

VariDur 10 is a general purpose acrylic system offering a semi-transparent mount with a reduced odor while curing.

VariDur 200

VariDur 200 is a quick curing acrylic with good edge retention that is ideal for mounting hard materials.

VariDur 3003

VariDur 3003 is a three-part acrylic with minimal shrinkage and high hardness retention applications.

How to Choose The Right Acrylic Compound

Buehler offers a variety of acrylics mounting media options to meet your needs for throughput, hardness, edge retention, and more. Follow the selection guide below to identify the best choice for your specific application.
Acrylic Mounting Tips and Tricks
  • Acrylics cure quickly so it is highly recommended to pour the mixture into the mold immediately after mixing to prevent “gelling”.
  • Acrylic systems are not suitable for use with vacuum systems, nor are they for use with disposable mounting cups because the heat of the reaction will soften and deform the plastic cup.
  • To improve edge retention for acrylic systems and encourage wicking into small gaps, coat the sample in the liquid hardener prior to mounting.
  • Acrylic systems are sensitive to shelf life, which depends on proper storage. Keep out of excessive high or low temps and extreme humidity. It is good practice to date your containers when received.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do you recommend castable mounting systems over compression mounting systems?

Castable mounting systems are recommended for mounting specimens that are sensitive to heat and/or pressure. Learn more about how to choose the right mounting media for your needs.

Acrylic media is preferred when you need a fast cure time and easy to mix ratios. When pore penetration is critical, epoxy systems would be ideal. Please visit our acrylic and epoxy mounting guides for more information.

Acrylic Systems are not suitable for use with vacuum systems.

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