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NuSil Technology Introduces R-1182 Acetoxy-cured, Low-coefficient-of-friction Silicone Coating

Published on 2011-09-14. Author : SpecialChem

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- NuSil Technology LLC, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for engineering industries, announced the release of R-1182, a one-part, acetoxy-cured, low-coefficient-of-friction silicone coating.

R-1182 is dispersed in Tert-Butyl Acetate, a non-volatile, organic component solvent. This smooth coating is curable at room temperature and, once cured, chemically bonds to the silicone elastomer substrate, mimicking its mechanical properties. The result is a smooth and durable, yet flexible, non-blocking coating that resists abrasion, static friction and friction from moving, sliding and rubbing parts.

R-1182 decreases the coefficient of friction of a cured silicone surface by an average of 85 percent as compared to a non-coated silicone surface, and has an average contact angle of 106 degrees.

"In a cured state, silicone has a naturally tacky surface that tends to pick up dust, dirt and grime," said Brian Burkitt, Product Director - Engineering Materials. "For ease of cleaning, R-1182 can be applied to prevent the accumulation of Foreign Object Debris (FOD)."

R-1182 can be used for applications in which silicones come in contact with each other or other surfaces, such as precision molded parts, molded rubber stoppers, O-rings, gaskets, accordions or cables/cable coatings.

About NuSil Technology

NuSil is a cutting-edge manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics, photonics and other applications that require precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001-certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide.

Source: NuSil Technology

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