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Design Decisions: Choosing the Right Silicone Adhesive

MasterSil 415 is a one-part silicone whose transparency makes it well suited for optical and electronic display applications.
MasterSil 415 is a one-part silicone whose transparency makes it well suited
for optical and electronic display applications.

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Rob Spiegel
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In the manufacturing environment
Rob Spiegel   4/4/2012 11:14:59 AM
Nice detailed article, Robert. I would imagine part of the choice in silicone adhesives has to do with the manufacturing environment. How fast adhesives can be applied in the process and other concerns. 

Ann R. Thryft
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Silicone an up-and-coming material
Ann R. Thryft   4/5/2012 7:40:27 AM

Robert, thanks for a clear, thorough introduction to these important adhesives. Silicone also has superior performance in many coatings for harsh environments as we wrote about here:


sensor pro
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silicon adhesives
sensor pro   4/5/2012 11:17:54 AM
Very infomative and useful article and info. Are you aware of any super-high temp adhelives that stay stable at about 200C to 225C?

I;m very much interested in a structuraly stable adhesive at these temperatures.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: silicon adhesives
Ann R. Thryft   4/10/2012 1:10:32 PM

sensor pro, on the second page of my article on structural adhesives and fasteners


Heather Doughty from Fabrico mentions structural adhesives that are stable at up to 225F, although without naming specific brands. I suspect Fabrico will know if what you want exists, and which suppliers provide it.

sensor pro
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Re: silicon adhesives
sensor pro   4/10/2012 2:18:38 PM
Dear Ann,

Thank you for your reply. I actually look for 225C ( about 410F-430F ).  i will contact them and see if they can direct me into the right direction.

Thank again.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: silicon adhesives
Ann R. Thryft   4/11/2012 12:55:31 PM

You're welcome. Apparently, some structural adhesives actually work OK above 225. Other companies such as Fabrico no doubt also have lots of info on multiple manufacturers' adhesives.

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