Dow Corning has released two new silicone-based adhesives and sealants targeting the appliance manufacturing industry. The company says the new products will improve manufacturing efficiencies, realize savings, and expand design options.
Its surface 750 adhesive sealant is intended for plastic substrates, and overcomes the bonding issues associated with low surface energy substrates. In addition, it is introducing an RTV hot melt silicone adhesive, HM-2600, that will facilitate high-speed assembly.
The 750 plastic adhesive sealant is specifically designed for use on substrates such as polypropylene, polyethylene and fluoropolymers. It will be used for sealing plumbing, electrical line or duct penetration areas, for bonding mechanical enclosures, and for the attachment of decorative components. The adhesive sealant is UV resistant and durable.
The clear HM-2600 silicone assembly sealant is suitable for use across a wide range of substrates including metals and plastics, and instant green strength will help manufacturers to speed throughput. Dow Corning has obtained food and drinking water contact certification for the product, and its chemical stability, electrical properties, UV and weather resistance, and tolerance of hot and cold temperatures will make it suitable for use in the manufacture of a wide range of appliances.