Silicone sealants and adhesives are inert, synthetic compounds with a wide variety of forms and uses. They are typically heat-resistant and rubber-like.
Adhesives and glues are mixtures dispensed in a liquid or semi-liquid state, applied to adhere or bond items or materials together. Adhesives do not form an instantaneous bond, unlike other joining processes, because the adhesive needs time to cure (harden). Adhesives cure by either evaporating a solvent or by chemical reactions that occur between two or more constituents. Adhesives are advantageous for joining thin or dissimilar materials, minimizing weight, and when a vibration-dampening joint is needed
A sealant is a viscous material that changes state to become a solid once it is applied. Sealants create a barrier to prevent the penetration of air, gas, dust, fire, smoke, liquid, and even noise from one location into another. Typically, sealants are used to close small openings that are difficult to eliminate through other processes or materials. Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV) sealant starts to cure as soon as it is exposed to moisture in the air. It is necessary that you work quickly when using RTV silicone sealant.
Polymershapes carries a broad variety of silicone sealants and adhesives from leading manufacturers. Plus, we stand ready to help you meet all of your requirements for plastics and associated products! We have a vast inventory of material solutions, and offer a wide range of exceptional value-added services that will help you exceed the expectations of your customers. Our experienced teams are eager to help your business win with best-in-class conversion and fabrication, customer service and convenience, all delivered from our local facilities or in conveniently located centers featuring state of the art technology.
To learn more about how we can meet your needs for silicone and adhesives – and much, much more! – contact your local Polymershapes facility today!