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Key Gel Characteristics

Dow Corning ® silicone gels generally possess the following characteristics:

• Ultimate stress relief in a cured, non-flowing material
• Excellent unprimed adhesion
• Low viscosity for easy and rapid room temperature dispensing
• Minimal shrinkage during cure
• No heat generated (no exotherm) during cure
• No solvents or cure by-products
• Deep section cure
• Repairable
• Excellent dielectric properties
• Cures in confinement
• Service range of –45 to 150C (-49 to 302F)
• Low toxicity

Certain products also include such properties as:

• Fast RT cure
• Very rapid UV cure
• One part formulation with no need for mixing
• High optical transmission values
• Enhanced strength in toughened gels
• Color tinting for easy inspection and identification of separate components in two part formulations
• Solvent and fuel resistance
• Enhanced thermal conductivity
• UL flammability classification
• Controlled volatility/low extractables
• Extreme low temperature performance

To find a product with the characteristics you want, check the Product Finder.

 

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  1. Gels Tutorial


  2. Key Gel Characteristics


  3. Gel Applications


  4. Specialty Gels


  5. Basics of Processing


  6. Curing Methods


  7. Repairability of Gels


  8. Packaging and Storage Considerations


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