LYON, France—Elkem Silicones has launched a new quick cure adhesive for the industrial assembly market.
Bluesil ESA 8352 is a new room temperature curing adhesive that Elkem said delivers primerless adhesion to most of the substrates used in industrial assembly and provides durable reliability under demanding conditions.
The firm said its new formulation develops very quickly adhesion in such a way that the parts can be handled only 10-30 minutes after the adhesive has been applied. Handling time is adjustable as a function of the assembly line speed. The material's exceptional flexibility allows the assembly of substrates having very different coefficient of thermal expansion over a wide temperature range of -45°C to 220°C, Elkem said.
The thermal resistance of this new adhesive allows a peak exposure temperature of 220°C and a continuous service temperature of 180°C, which Elkem said ensures durability in a wide range of applications in the field of industrial assembly of domestic appliances, electronics, energy devices and automotive components—both internal combustion engines and electric powered cars.
Bluesil ESA 8352 is a two-part material, curing and developing adhesion at room temperature on most substrates including stainless steel, aluminum, glass, polycarbonate, polybutylene terephthalate, polyamide and adjustable in curing speed to suit to assembly lines production, Elkem said.
For more information, visit www.silicones.elkem.com.
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