Knowde Enhanced TDS
Identification & Functionality+
Features & Benefits+
- Two-part silicone elastomer dispersed in xylene
- Cures to a smooth silicone film that decreases the coefficient of friction (CoF) compared to the uncoated silicone and increases abrasion resistance
- Cures via addition-cure chemistry
- 1:1 Mix Ratio (Part A: Part B)
Applications & Uses+
- Suitable for dip casting and heat-curing of thin elastomeric films
- Low viscosity makes dispersions ideal for use as sprayable coatings
- To provide a heat-cured, low-friction coating on cured silicone substrates
- For tubing (ID/OD). Balloons, valves, stoppers, o-rings, and for moving or sliding parts
For two-part, platinum catalyzed dispersions, mixing Part A into Part B (instead of Part B into Part A) is important especially when using a dispersion with high solids content. Thoroughly stir individual components prior to addition to ensure homogeneity. Mix in a 1:1 ratio by weight. Do not use wooden spatulas to mix and avoid the use of latex gloves. Exercise care to prevent solvent loss during deairing. Accomplish additional dilution for thin film applications by adding appropriate solvent. Mixer design/size/type, blade/propeller type, shear/RPM levels, and heat generated during mixing, are important parameters and should be addressed in order to have an adequately mixed dispersion.
Warning: Consult the MSDS for MED-6670 prior to use, as its solvent carrier is hazardous.
Remove air entrapped during mixing by common vacuum deaeration procedure, observing all applicable safety precautions. Slowly apply full vacuum to a suitable container of at least four times the volume of material being de-aired. Hold vacuum until bulk deaeration is complete.
Coating and Application
The part being coated with the dispersion should be free of contamination, should not inhibit the cure, and should be able to withstand the cure cycle. Although the MED-6670 may be applied by means of dipping or brushing, it has been found that optimal results are obtained through spraying techniques.
The following instructions apply to airbrush as well as retouch/refinish type spray equipment on parts up to 8” diameter. Suggested spray equipment includes the Badger Airbrush 400, DeVILBISS JGHV-520, or DeVILBISS EGA-503. Parameters may differ based on spray equipment used and the size and geometry of the part to be coated.
1. Clean the surface to be coated thoroughly with an appropriate solvent and lint-free cloth or foam wipe. Allow the solvent to evaporate completely.
2. Thoroughly stir or shake individual components prior to blending to ensure homogeneity. Mix in a 1:1 (Part A: Part B) ratio by weight.
3. Due to low viscosity of MED10-6670, material may be allowed to self-deaerate.
4. Set air pressure to approximately 20 psi to give a slow flow of material as opposed to a strong stream. Adjust nozzle opening to the point where the material begins to get atomized.
5. Hold the nozzle 2 – 4 inches from the substrate and apply the coating in a slow and steady up/down or side/side motion. The substrate should be evenly wetted with a fine layer, but not soaked to a point where the coating is pooling or dripping. A final sweeping pass at a distance of 4 – 6 inches may give the coating a more uniform appearance.
6. Allow the bulk of the solvent to evaporate in an area with good airflow and ventilation, such as under a fume hood. This should be accomplished in about 3 – 10 minutes depending on the ambient temperature and airflow.
7. Cure the coating with temperature as suggested on the Standard Material Certification. The material may cure at lower temperatures, but the rate of cure should be determined through trials.
Cures in contact with most materials common to biomedical assemblies. Exceptions include: sulfur-cured organic rubbers, latex, chlorinated rubbers, some RTV silicones and unreacted residues of some curing agents.
Coating and Use
Make sure to apply under a fume hood or in a well ventilated environment. Care should be taken before placing coated mandrels or parts in oven due to the presence of solvent. Reference cure schedule for devolatilization times.
|Value||Units||Test Method / Conditions|
|Non Volat ile Content||25.0||%||-|
|Mix Rat io||0.042361111||-||-|
|Special Feat ure||Specialty Dispersions/Specialty Coatings||-||-|
|Value||Units||Test Method / Conditions|
|Cure at RTV||5.0||minutes||-|
Packaging & Availability+
Storage & Handling+
Most dispersions are stored prior to application. It is important to note that NuSil recommends keeping the dispersion in its original container when possible, tightly sealed and stored below 40º C. Care should be taken to prevent solvent evaporation and contamination during long or short term storage.