According to Dow, this new adhesive cures at room temperature and provides fast adhesion for shorter cycle times.
June 30, 2020
Dow recently introduced its new DOWSIL™ EA-3838 Fast Adhesive, a primerless silicone adhesive that cures rapidly without oven heat for improved productivity and reduced energy usage in the manufacture of appliances, automotive electronics, lighting, and avionics.
Vacuum potting is mainly aimed at electronic components with small openings and complex internal structures.
June 10, 2020
The potting of electronic components involves filling the assembly with a compound such as liquid resin (e.g., epoxy, silicone, polyurethane) to protect it from environmental or use conditions like moisture, humidity, and vibration. Any air entrapment in the potting compound can result in air bubbles that may cause performance problems in the finished component.
You don’t indicate which substrate is on the outside, and this does make a difference in the possible choice of adhesive. Epoxy adhesives were traditionally used for this application, but they should be used with care as they may be too rigid.
Gelest produces silicones, organosilanes, metal-organics, and specialty monomers for advanced technology end markets.
May 4, 2020
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. recently announced that its Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Gelest Intermediate Holdings, Inc., the parent of Gelest, Inc.
Silicone-based coatings are among the most versatile materials used in a variety of industrial applications, including pressure-sensitive tapes, protective coatings, and the protection of printed text on packaging.
Dow’s new environmentally responsible silicone technology reportedly promotes sustainability, health, and safety while reducing processing costs through automated spraying and fast, energy-efficient UV curing.
April 21, 2020
The new DOWSIL CC-8030 UV and moisture dual-cure conformal coating from Dow is reportedly the industry’s first solventless silicone conformal coating with an ultraviolet (UV) and moisture dual-cure system for high throughputs.
The silicone materials, including cyclosiloxanes D4 and D5, polydimethylsiloxane oils (PDMS), silanol fluids, functional fluids, emulsions, antifoams, gels, and sealants, will be marketed by IMCD for all specialty market applications.
April 2, 2020
Elkem Silicones recently announced a strategic distribution partnership with IMCD to promote and distribute silicone materials in North America.