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Dow Corning 839 General Purpose Silicone Sealant/Adhesive - 3 oz.

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This one part, moisture cure (RTV) translucent blue general purpose sealant/adhesive is solvent free and requires no mixing. Cure system can be heat accelerable for faster in-line processing. Non-flow after dispensing process.

Applications:

  • Sealing openings in modules and housings
  • Adding mechanical stability to individual components
  • Assembly of components on PWBs
  • Sealing in and around wired and electrical leads
  • Yoke assembly

Type
Non-corrosive, one- or two-part moisture curing RTV silicone elastomers; cure at room temperature without the need for heat.

Physical Form
Non-flowing; cures to a flexible elastomer.

Special Properties
Room temperature cure; resists humidity and other harsh environments; good dielectric properties; good adhesion to a variety of common substrates; low stress, low volatility.

Potential Uses
Sealing modules and housings; gasketing; sealing of electronic equipment and modules; part fixing on circuit boards of power supply and CRT, LCD/LED/PDP module assembly; attaching electronic parts.

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Product Application

Preparing Surfaces
All surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and/or degreased with naptha, mineral spirits, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), or other suitable solvent. Light surface abrasion is recommended whenever possible, because it promotes good cleaning and increases the surface area for bonding. A final surface wipe with acetone or IPA is also useful. Some cleaning techniques may provide better results than others; users should determine the best techniques for their particular applications.

Adhesion
Dow Corning silicone adhesives are specially formulated to provide un-primed adhesion to may reactive metals, ceramics, and glass, as well as to selected laminates, resins, and plastics. However, good adhesion cannot be expected on non-reactive metal substrates or non-reactive plastic surfaces such as Teflon, polyethylene or polypropylene. Special surface treatments such as chemical etching or plasma treatment can sometimes provide a reactive surface and promote adhesion to these types of substrates. Dow Corning brand primers can be used to increase the chemical activity on difficult substrates.

Poor adhesion may be experienced on plastic or rubber substrates that are highly plasticized, because the mobile pasticizers act as release agents. Small-scale laboratory evaluation of all substrates is recommended before production trials are made.

In general, increasing the cure temperature and/or cure time will improve the ultimate adhesion.

Substrate Testing
Due to the wide variety of substrate types and differences in substrate surface conditions, general statements on adhesion and bond strength are impossible. To ensure maximum bond strength on a particular substrate, 100% cohesive failure of the adhesive in a lap shear or similar adhesive strength test is desired. This ensures compatibility of the adhesive with the substrate being considered. Also, this test can be used to determine minimum cure time or can detect the presence of surface contaminants such as mold release agents, oils, greases, and oxide films.

Useful Temperature Ranges
For most uses, silicone elastomers should be operational over a temperature range of -45 to 200°C (-49 to 392°F) for long periods of time. However, at both the low and high temperature ends of the spectrum, behavior of the materials and performance in particular applications can become more complex and require additional considerations

For low-temperature performance, thermal cycling to conditions such as -55°C (-67°F) may be possible, but performance should be verified for your parts or assemblies. Factors that may influence performance are configuration and stress sensitivity of components, cooling rates and hold times, and prior temperature history.

At the high-temperature end, the durability of the cured silicone elastomer is time and temperature dependent. As expected, the higher the temperature, the shorter the time the material will remain usable.

Compatibility
Certain materials, chemicals, curing agents and plasticizers can inhibit the cure of addition cure adhesives. Most notable of these include:

  • Organotin and other organometallic compounds
  • Silicone rubber containing organotin catalyst
  • Sulfur, polysulfides, polysulfones, or other sulfur-containing materials
  • Amines, urethanes, or amine-containing materials
  • Unsaturated hydrocarbon plasticizers
  • Some solder flux residues
If a substrate or material is questionable with respect to potentially causing inhibition of cure, it is recommended that a small scale compatibility test be run to ascertain suitability in a given application. The presence of liquid or uncured product at the interface between the questionable substrate and the cured gel indicates incompatibility and inhibition of cure.

Mixing and De-airing
Upon standing, some filler may settle to the bottom of the liquid containers after several weeks. To ensure a uniform product mix, the material in each container should be thoroughly mixed prior to use.

Solvent Exposure

Silicone adhesive is intended only to survive splash or intermittent exposures to liquid or vapor solvent or fuel that may occur in an application. These adhesives are not suitable for continuous solvent or fuel exposure. Testing should be done to confirm performance of the adhesives under these conditions.

Shelf Life

Shelf life is indicated by the "Use Before" date found on the product label.

For best results, RTV adhesives should be stored at or below 25°C (77°F). Special precautions must be taken to prevent moisture from contacting these materials. Containers should be kept tightly closed with head or air space minimized.

One-part Moisture Cure RTV

Dow Corning one-part moisture cure adhesives generally cure at room temperature and in a range of 20 to 80% relative humidity. Greater than 90% of their full physical properties should be attained within 24 to 72 hours depending on the product chosen and application specifics. These materials are not typically used for highly confined or deep section cures. Materials will generally cure about 0.25 inch per seven days from any exposed surface. Cure progresses from the outer surface and is dependent on the moisture in the air. Materials and parts can generally be handled within a few minutes to an hour or two once a surface skin forms. Mild heat acceleration of the cure rate may be possible, but temperatures above 60°C (140°F) are not recommended.

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Product Details
UOM : Tube
Size : 3 oz
Shipping Weight : 0.35 pounds
Manufacturer P/N : 4002079
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Specifications
Typical Properties (Electric)
Dielectric Strength
volts/mil
kV/mm

480
19
Dielectric Constant
At 100 Hz
At 100 kHz
At 1 MHz

2.51
2.49
--
Dissipation Factor
At 100 Hz
At 100 kHz
At 1 MHz

0.0009
<0.0002
--
Volume Resistivity, ohm-cm 2.5E+14
Agency Listing N/A

Typical Properties (Physical)
One - or Two-Part 1
Color Translucent Blue
Viscosity/Flowability, cP or mPa*sec Non-flow
Extrusion Rate*, g/min 179
Durometer 32A
Tensile Strength
psi
MPa
kgf/cm^2

285
2.0
20
Elongation, % 345
Specific Gravity 1.02
Working Time, RT N/A
RT Tack-Free Time, minutes 35
Room Temp Cure Time, HR 48
Heat Cure Time** N/A
Unprimed Adhesion Lap Shear
psi
N/cm^2
kgf/cm^2

140
98
10
Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, micron/m °C or ppm 300
Shelf Life from Date of Manufacture, months 24 at <32°C

* Measured at 90 psu (6.2 bar) through a 1/8" (3.18 mm) orifice.

** Cure times indicate time at the specified temperature and do not include the time required for the adhesive and part assembly to reach that temperature.

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