FMi Chemical Introduces New Rapid-Cure, Primer-Free, RTV Sealants.

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Thermosil 3000 Series RTV sealants cure in hours, or even minutes, with the application of heat. They bond securely to metals and composites, without the need for primer, and they do not emit hazardous or corrosive byproducts.

"Because they can be cured quickly with heat, Thermosil RTVs offer manufacturers greater control over the production process, and resource planning," says Nancy Daigle, FMi Chemical's Director of Finance & Operations.

FMi Chemical has introduced two new products in the company’s Thermosil™ line of temperature-resistant, aerospace-grade, silicone sealants. New Thermosil 3001 and Thermosil 3002 are all-purpose RTV adhesive sealants that can be cured with heat to reduce assembly time, or make fast repairs. They bond securely to metal and composite surfaces without primer, and they do not emit hazardous or corrosive byproducts during the curing process.

According to FMi, standard RTV sealants in this category are usually one-part materials that cure when exposed to air and can take several days to set. Thermosil 3001 and 3002 are two-part compounds packaged in pre-measured injection cartridges. Once mixed and applied, they can be cured with heat in hours, or even minutes, depending on the application and the heat source. Heat sources can vary from industrial ovens, in a manufacturing setting, to a heat gun or blow dryer in the field. And, unlike acetoxy sealants, Thermosil 3001 and 3002 do not emit acetic acid vapors.

"Because they can be cured quickly with heat, Thermosil RTVs offer manufacturers greater control over the production process, and resource planning," says Nancy Daigle, FMi Chemical's Director of Finance & Operations.

FMi states that Thermosil sealants are designed for maximum durability and thermal stability. Both Thermosil 3001 and 3002 meet minimum peel strength specifications of 65 psi. Thermosil 3001 (red) features an operating temperature range of -65˚ F to 500˚ F. Thermosil 3002 (gray) has an operating temperature range of -65˚ F to 400˚ F.

Thermosil 3000 Series sealants meet stringent, jet engine manufacturer specifications and can be used in a wide range of aerospace, manufacturing, and industrial applications. For more information, visit http://www.fmichemical.com, or contact FMi technical sales at (+1) 860-243-3222.

FMi Chemical, Inc. is a manufacturer, custom repackager, and certified testing services provider for non-metallic sealants, coatings and compounds. The company is ISO 9001:2008 and ASC 9100C registered, and ANAB accredited for testing under ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

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