This inorganic, water-dispersed, alumina-filled ceramic adhesive is made to bond and seal thermocouple probes in high-temperature environments up to 3,200F (1,760C). It can be put on with a brush, spatula or syringe, and cures in one to two hours at 700F. It gets stronger the hotter it gets, with tensile-shear strength of 900 psi through curing at 1,000F. It's an inert, chemically-resistant adhesive that won't outgas in ultra high vacuum, and, as an electrical insulator, has a resistivity of 109 Ù-cm and a dielectric strength of 250 V/mil. It can also be used in the assembly of dense ceramic components used in ultra-high vacuum equipment, repairing of ceramic saggar plates, and bonding and coating of platinum/rhodium resistance wires to aluminum oxide heaters and other applications.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
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