Silicone is a special adhesive because of its different chemical backbone compared to other adhesives. At low temperatures (-75°C) they remain highly elastic and also excellent temperature stability, up to 200°C continuous exposure and up to 300°C for a short period.
In general, users can count on silicone adhesives to produce bonds that can:
♦ Withstand high temperatures (in some cases up to 600°F)
♦ Remain flexible even after curing
♦ Resist chemicals including water.
However, each type of silicone adhesive also offers its own set of advantages
♦ One component systems emphasize convenience, with no mixing required and the ability to cure at room temperature
♦ Two-component system does require mixing, it can cure in thicker sections than one-part systems, which might be necessary for certain applications. UV or radiation cured silicone adhesives use UV lamps or an electron beam to cure without additional heating or excessive heat generation.