Industrial Silanes: for Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings, and Composites
Silanes can be used in industrial applications for mineral surface treatment, architectural coatings, water-repellants, and release coatings. They can also help increase mechanical properties, provide additional crosslinking, improve dispersions, and enhance adhesion between surfaces.
Gelest Reactive Silicones: Forging New Polymer Links
Materials for adhesives, binders, ceramic coatings, dielectric coatings, encapsulants, gels, membranes, optical coatings, photolithography, polymer synthesis, and sealants. Offering silicones with a wide range of functionalities along with catalysts, crosslinkers, and additives. Basic formulation guidelines are included in relevant sections
Silanes can be used to prime metals, bind biomaterial, immobilize catalysts, provide crosslinking, and improve polymer and particle dispersions. They can also enhance adhesive bonding, increase electrical properties, maximize composite strength, and increase mechanical properties. Information on what a silane coupling agent is, how to choose one, and how to apply one can be found here.
Silanes and silicones can modify epoxy resin performance by improving adhesion and controlled release, modifying rheological behavior, altering optical/dielectric/low temperature properties, and providing thermal stress relaxation. Included are silane coupling agents, epoxy-functional silicones, silane and silicone hardeners, and organosilane-modified silica.
Hydrophobicity, Hydrophilicity and Silane Surface Modification
Silanes can specifically be used for hydrophobic/hydrophilic surface modification. This information focuses on raw materials that can be used for: water repellents; anti-stiction coatings; mineral surface treatments; fillers for composites; pigment dispersants; dielectric coatings; release coatings; optical (LED) coatings; bonded phases; self-assembled monolayers (SAMs); and architectural coatings.