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Silicone Technology for Aerospace and Aircraft

Silicone’s versatility makes it a valuable asset for demanding industries.

Over the last 50 years, the aerospace and aircraft industries have used silicone in an ever-growing number of applications. Silicone inherently has high dielectric strength (typically ≥ 500 V/mil) and a large coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), allowing it to absorb stresses during thermal cycling.


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Surface Treatment Effects

Surface treatments can affect bond strength on hard-to-bond substrates.
Although five major bonding mechanisms are associated with adhesion promotion, two primary factors predominately influence the adhesion of any type of polymer to another substrate: chemical surface-to-surface interaction at the molecular level, and the wettability of the adhesive so as to enable surface spreading. Adhesion values can also be influenced by the matrix, or vehicle, that enables surface wet-out.
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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2013

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?


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Bio-Coatings Improve Implant Functionality

A new coating could help medical implants function better.

Tiny implants to monitor bodily functions or to provide insulin or other drugs based on immediate need would be an advancement in personalized medicine. But a problem inherent in implants is the tendency of the human immune system to recognize the device as an invader and encapsulate it, preventing the device from doing its job.


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Case Study: Living Under the Same Roof

Roof tile adhesives can provide strong adhesion, including resistance to hurricane-force winds.

Sarasota Roofing Co., a family-owned, multi-generational company, takes pride in the ties to its Florida community and its reputation for being one of the most established, trustworthy roofing contractors in the area.


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Market Trends: China’s Silicone Sealant Market

Foreign suppliers are feeling the pressure from improved domestic technology in China’s neutral silicone sealant market.

Suppliers, customers and channel players in China’s silicone sealant industry agree that the best products come from foreign brands. They also agree that customers are demanding higher and higher quality sealant products.


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Case Study: Runway Reconstruction

High-performance silicone joint sealants were selected in the construction of a new runway at Andrews Air Force Base.

Silicone joint sealants from Dow Corning Corp. were selected for use in the reconstruction of the primary runway at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Md.


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