Ellsworth Adhesives recently announced that it is now offering the newly-launched Dowsil (Dow Corning) EI-2888 primerless silicone encapsulant. Dowsil EI-2888 is an optically clear encapsulant designed for professional LED lighting applications. The 100% silicone encapsulant reportedly provides LEDs with essential protection from moisture and surface contaminants. According to Ellsworth, Dowsil EI-2888 has optimum rheological properties that allow it to be used with light fixtures in a variety of shapes and forms without compromising its optical performance.

A two-part protective material, Dowsil EI-2888 cures at room temperature with optional heat acceleration. It can be applied with automatic static or dynamic metered mixing; manual mixing; or flow, pour, or needle dispensing equipment. The novel encapsulant is insensitive to inhibition and material reversion, a traditional problem for applications in enclosed spaces at high temperatures. EI-2888’s patented composition does not contain any platinum, making it cost-effective and reliable. 

Dowsil EI-2888 is particularly suitable for encapsulating rigid and flexible circuit boards for indoor and outdoor LEDs, as well as explosion-proof and high-ingress-protection-rated luminaire. Reportedly made with advanced silicone technology, EI-2888 allows for primerless adhesion to a variety of substrates and is UL 94 compliant.

For more information, visit www.ellsworthadhesives.co.uk.