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RTV102, Momentive RTV102 FDA General Purpose Adhesive Sealant

Momentive RTV102 Processing Recommendations

Surface Preparation

RTV102, sealant will bond to many clean surfaces without the aid of primers. These surfaces typically include many metals, glass, ceramic, silicone rubber and some rigid plastics. This adhesive sealant product will also produce fair bonds to organic rubber and to some flexible plastics not containing fugitive plasticizers (which migrate to the surface, impairing adhesion). An evaluation should be made to determine bond strength for each specific application. For difficult-to-bond substrates, use of a primer is suggested. Primers SS4004, SS4044 and SS4179 are recommended for use with the RTV100 range of sealants. Complete information and usage instructions for these primer products are contained in a separate product data sheet.

Where adhesion is required, surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned with a suitable solvent such as naphtha or methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) to remove dirt, oil and grease. The surface should be wiped dry before applying the adhesive sealant. When solvents are used, proper safety precautions must be observed.

RTV102 Application and Cure Time Cycle

Paste-consistency products may be applied directly to clean or primed substrates. Where broad surfaces are to be mated, the sealant should be applied in a thin, less than 6mm (1/4 in.) diameter, bead or ribbon around the edge of the surface to be bonded.
Depth of potted sections should not exceed 6mm (1/4 in.).
The cure process begins with the formation of a skin on the exposed surface of the sealant and progresses inward through the material. At 25°C (77°F) and 50% relative humidity, RTV102, will form a surface skin which is tack-free to the touch in 15 to 30 minutes. Once the tack-free skin has begun to form, further tooling of the adhesive sealant is not advisable. Higher temperatures and humidity will accelerate the cure process low temperatures and low humidity will
slow the cure rate.
As the adhesive sealant cures, acetic acid vapours are released from the sealant surface. The odour of acetic acid will completely disappear when curing is completed.
A 3mm (1/8 in.) section of adhesive sealant will cure through in approximately 24 hours at 25°C (77°F) and 50% R.H. Since cure time increases with thickness, use of these adhesive sealants should be limited to section thicknesses of 6mm (1/4 in.) or less.

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