Encapsulating Silicones: Rubber Glass® II was developed specifically for special effects and display applications. -- Encapso® K is a water clear encapsulation rubber that looks just like water and is ideal for a variety of encapsulation and display applications -- Solaris is used for encapsulating photo cells.
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Rubber Glass® II is an improved tin-catalyzed silicone rubber product developed specifically for special effects and display applications. Two liquids (3 Parts A + 1 Part B) are mixed together and poured into a container. The mixture cures overnight to a solid water clear rubber that can then be easily broken or “crumbled” into pieces that look exactly like broken glass, ice or diamonds. Vibrant colors are possible by adding SilcPig® liquid color pigments. Rubber Glass® II is can be used to create a variety of special effects (i.e. simulated broken glass where human contact is required) and model effects (i.e. artificial ice or water). It can also be used for electronic encapsulation applications.
Encapso® K is a water clear encapsulation rubber that looks just like water and is ideal for a variety of encapsulation and display applications.
How Does Encapso® K Work? - Two clear liquids (Part A and Part B) are mixed together in equal amounts. The mixture is then poured around artificial flower stems or over an object. Mixture turns from liquid to a solid, soft rubber over night. When cured, Encapso® K simulates water and will last a long time.
Encapso® K Advantages;
• Non-Hazardous & Non-Toxic - No dangerous chemicals
• Soft, Clear Rubber Lasts A Long Time
• Easy To Use - Mix two liquids in equal amounts and pour
• UV Resistant
• Cures without generating any dangerous heat or fumes
• Minimal Bubble Entrapment
• Cures perfectly clear - Looks just like water
• Cured rubber can be removed from object
Applications for Encapso® K
This rubber is perfect for encapsulating artificial flower stems to create artifical water for floral displays. You can also pour Encapso® K around just about any inanimate object to encapsulate for display. You can also create a variety of display props and novelty items. Encapso® K can be used to create water/pond effects for small scale model environments. Fully cured Encapso® K can also be crumbled to look like broken glass, diamonds or ice. Add color to Encapso® K with Silc Pig® or Ignite® liquid color pigments.
As solar panel technology advances, protecting electronic components that make turning the rays of the sun into usable energy becomes more of a challenge. Solaris® is an optically clear platinum silicone that lets light pass thorough it unimpeded. It is used to encapsulate expensive photovoltaic cells and protects them from shock, moisture, wind and other elements.
Solaris® is mixed 1A:1B by volume (no weighing scale necessary). It features a low viscosity and de-airs itself well. To aid in de-airing, the pot life is an extra-long 240 minutes. The rubber cures optically clear in 24 hours at room temperature. Solar panels can be put in service after 24 hours.
Maximizing Adhesion With Solaris® Bonding Primer – Solaris® silicone will adhere to clean solar panel glass substrates under most conditions. The slightest surface contamination or imperfections may result in the silicone separating from the glass. If that happens, the result is a costly solar panel failure. Solaris® Bonding Primer is the only way to ensure that the silicone will bond to the glass substrate.
These clear silicones are often pigmented. The SilTone pigments (FormX), silcPig pigments (Smooth-On) and Ignite fluorescent pigments (Smooth-On) are all compatible with these products. Click on the following tabs to learn more.
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