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UV lamp safety: what you need to know

UV lamp safety: what you need to know

Industrial UV-lamps are used when curing UV-adhesives and coatings. The lamps emit a high intensity of UV light and this light is important to ...
Moisture curing silicone adhesives and sealants

Moisture curing silicone adhesives and sealants

How moisture curing silicones work A 1-component RTV silicone is cured with moisture unlike a 2-component silicone adhesive which cures upon mixing. ...
5 types of bicompatible lubricants

5 types of bicompatible lubricants

Biocompatible lubricants based on silicone are used to lower the friction between components in medical applications or between a component and. ...
Choosing a biocompatible lubricant

Choosing a biocompatible lubricant

Lubricant can be necessary within many typed of medical applications to reduce the friction on moving parts. Which factors are important to keep in ...
The effect of plasma treatment on plastics

The effect of plasma treatment on plastics

A requirement to achieve adhesion between an adhesive and a substrate is that the former wets the latter. If an adhesive does not wet the surface ...
4 ways to lower the friction of silicone and avoid blocking

4 ways to lower the friction of silicone and avoid blocking

Silicone generally has a high coefficient of friction and is inherently tacky. The softer the silicone, the tackier it will be. This means that ...
UL 94 Flammability rating

UL 94 Flammability rating

What is the UL 94 Flammability testing standard? UL 94 is a flammability test for polymeric materials that are being sold to and used in electronic ...
Low temperature resistant and cryogenic adhesive

Low temperature resistant and cryogenic adhesive

In certain industries and applications, it is common for an adhesive joint to have to withstand extreme temperatures – both high and low. In this ...
Silicone ice-release coating for aerospace

Silicone ice-release coating for aerospace

Silicone is inherently very difficult to adhere to, even for water and ice. An ice-release coating (or ice-phobic coating) made of silicone can help ...