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TWO PART

RTV

Silicone for Two Part RTV Formulations

Factors Harmful To Curing Mixing The Formulation


Inhibition It is essential and very important to obtain a very
good and a well dispersed mix to realize the
Certain materials can cause the Vinyl Silicone
optimum properties of the formulation. Poor
Polymers not to react with the SiH Crosslinkers
mixing will result in clumps and small dry areas
in the presence of platinum catalysts. These are
within the mix.
amines, heavy metals & organo-tin compounds.
In addition, various other materials such as latex Residual Silanol Levels
gloves, the adhesive on duct tape, phosphous This is a critical characteristic of the vinyl polymer.
containing plasticizers and other materials Too high a level (over 400/500 ppm silanol) will
SiH Rations result in viscosity build with time and also cause a
reaction with the SiH Crosslinker upon prolonged
The curing of Two-Part Addition-Curing RTV’s will
storage and thereby, reduce the correct ratio of
become tacky with too much SiH Crosslinker. Too
vinyl to SiH.
low a level of SiH to vinyl content will produce a
soft material.
Crosslinking Density
Room Temperature Curing (RTV) Increased levels of crosslinking increase the
When curing these formulations and systems, it hardness, but reduce the flexibility. This can result
usually requires a full day or two for the material in too brittle a material. However, increases in
to reach full cure without applying any heat. Initial crosslinking is sometimes beneficial to physical
cure will increase in hardness with a day or two properties such as Tensile & Tear.
aging.

Formulation Variations
Increase In Polymer Viscosity
Formulating or using higher molecular weight vinyl
polymers will improve the elongation and tear
strength when thoroughly mixed with reinforcing
fillers.

We believe that the information shown in this Product Bulletin to be an accurate description of the typical charac-
teristics and/or uses of the product. Any suggestions of uses are not to be taken as an inducement to infringe any
particular domestic or foreign patent. We recommend that the product be thoroughly tested for a specific application
to determine the performance, efficacy and its safe handling and use.

AB Specialty Silicones | 3970 Sunset Avenue | Waukegan, IL 60087


 908.273.8015 | toll free 800.678.3024 | fax 908.273.8056 |  info@andisil.com
Rev 1-SO-3/16
TWO PART
RTV

Two Part Silicone RTVs

Formulation Testing of Silicone RTVs


Medium Body Vinylsiloxane BASE SIDE Durometer; shore a from 3 to 65
Tensile strength:
product weight, %
Expressed in psi (pounds / square inch)
Andisil VS 65,000
®
27.0
Percent elongation:
Andisil® VS 1,000 34.1
Percentage to break / extension
0.05% Pt Karstedt Catalyst 2.4
Tear strength:
IMSIL A-10 11.2
Expressed in ppi (pounds / inch)
Calcium Carbonate 22.3
Modulus:
A-200 Silica 3.0 I.E., Force required to extend rubber 100%
Color As Needed
Working time / cure time
Percent shrinkage:
Medium Body Vinylsiloxane ACTIVATOR SIDE Addition-curing vs. Condensation curing
Viscosity (rheology) / cps. Vs. Csts.
product weight, %
Andisil® VS 65,000 26.7
Andisil VS 1,000
®
32.5
Andisil XL 1341
®
5.3
Calcium Carbonate 32.4
A-200 Silica 3.1
Inhibitor As Needed
Color As Needed

We believe that the information shown in this Product Bulletin to be an accurate description of the typical charac-
teristics and/or uses of the product. Any suggestions of uses are not to be taken as an inducement to infringe any
particular domestic or foreign patent. We recommend that the product be thoroughly tested for a specific application
to determine the performance, efficacy and its safe handling and use.

AB Specialty Silicones | 3970 Sunset Avenue | Waukegan, IL 60087


 908.273.8015 | toll free 800.678.3024 | fax 908.273.8056 |  info@andisil.com
Rev 1-SO-3/16