Dow offers an advanced, primerless silicone adhesive that cures rapidly without oven heat for improved productivity and reduced energy use in the manufacture of appliances, automotive electronics, lighting, and avionics.
DOWSIL EA-3838 Fast Adhesive is a high-performance formula that cures at room temperature and provides fast adhesion for shorter cycle times.
This silicone adhesive creates strong, reliable bonds between a variety of dissimilar materials, including glass to metal, glass to painted metal, and glass to plastic.
“Appliance manufacturers and those in other key industries are increasingly calling for higher-performing industrial adhesives that are reliable, strong, easy-to-use and promote cost-saving efficiencies,” said Beato. “New DOWSIL EA-3838 Fast Adhesive is addressing this demand and illustrates Dow’s commitment to providing our valued customers with the cutting-edge materials they need to achieve the right balance of properties, better bonding, and more efficient overall business operations.”
With its fast cure speed, DOWSIL EA-3838 Fast Adhesive achieves bond strength in just five minutes. Homogenous curing throughout the adhesive cross-section promotes greater reliability. Manufacturers can also apply heat to accelerate further curing. Regardless of production volume, DOWSIL EA-3838 Fast Adhesive’s standard 2:1 mixing ratio eases processing and is simpler to use than current 5:1 offerings.
For bonding applications that require expanded open times to support repositioning, 3:1 or 4:1 mixing ratios may be used.