Dow Corning Cookie Policy

We use cookies to enhance your experience with Dow Corning. Learn how cookies are used on this website and view our privacy statement.

By continuing to browse this site, you agree and consent for cookies to be used.

Continue
Silicones from Dow Corning
Log In | Profile/Preferences | Customer Support | Contact Us      Global (English). Change
Search
Go
Products             Technical Library             Premier Services             About Dow Corning             Careers
Discovery Center Home
Silicone Showcase
Toolbox
Safety & Sustainability
Proven Innovation
Chemistry Corner
Physical & Chemical Properties
Tailoring Properties & Performance
Organically Modified Silicones
Cure Systems
How Silicones Work
Silicone Manufacturing
Fascinating Silicone™ Chemistry Corner – Photo-Initiated Cure

Photo-initiated addition-cure systems for silicone polymers


Reaction: Addition
Reactants/functionality: SiH/SiVi
Catalysts: Various photo-initiators/sensitizers
Stimulus for cure: Infrared (IR), ultraviolet light (UV), or electron beam 

Common applications:
Coatings for optical fiber and electronics

Advantages

  • Ability to use in heat-sensitive applications

Disadvantages

  • Capital costs

Expand your understanding

Learn about:
One- vs. two-part systems
Peroxide cure
Condensation heat cure
RTV moisture cure
Temperature-activated addition cure

Explore your material options

Get answers

Have a question about silicone cure systems?

Ask an Expert

Silicone cure system expert
Stay informed
Sign up for free e-mail updates about silicone materials and technologies from Dow Corning.
Subscribe

Media Center    |    REACH    |    Site Map    |    Other Dow Corning Websites         
Using this website means you understand our Privacy Statement and agree to our Terms & Conditions.
©2000 - 2017 Dow Corning Corporation. All rights reserved. Dow Corning is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.
The Corning portion of the Dow Corning trademark is a trademark of Corning Incorporated, used under license. XIAMETER is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation. We help you invent the future is a trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.®™Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow.
Dow Corning complies with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.