STP1069

    Adhesive Properties of Silicone Sealants

    Published: Jan 1990


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    Abstract

    It is shown in this paper, that the strength of adhesion between the sealant and substrate depends upon surface properties of these materials expressed in terms of specific components of their surface energies and the acid-base interactions.

    The predictive model regarding the relationship between the bond strength and the energy of acid-base interaction presented in this paper may be applicable in both dry and humid/wet environments.

    Keywords:

    silicone sealants, adhesion, acid-base interactions, shear strength, tensile strength, peel strength, fracture energy


    Author Information:

    Gutowski, WS
    Principle Research Scientist, CSIRO Australia, Highett, Victoria


    Paper ID: STP26804S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26804S


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