Product News: Architectural and Civil Engineering Products
Moldmaking Silicone exhibits versatile properties.
Press Release Summary:
April 29, 2014 - To accommodate applications requiring flowable or brushable moldmaking material, 2-component QM 132T has 10:1 mix ratio by weight and can obtain either thixotropic or flowable properties via 3 catalyst options. Tear-resistant silicone rubber, as flexible, translucent moldmaking material, works with polyester, polyurethane, and epoxy resins as casting materials and cures at room temperature. Work life is ~35 min before material doubles in viscosity, and demold time ranges from 12–16 hr.
Original Press Release
Moldmaking Silicone by Quantum Silicones Exhibits Versatile Properties for Multiple Applications
Press release date: April 17, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. — Exhibiting versatility, QM 132T is a moldmaking silicone that can obtain either thixotropic or flowable properties.
The durable, two-component QM 132T is RoHS compliant and well suited for moldmaking applications, including prototyping and replicating architectural structures, sculptures and figurines. Polyester, polyurethane and epoxy resins are all compatible casting materials with this silicone.
“QM132T is designed for use as a flexible, translucent moldmaking material. This high strength, tear resistant silicone rubber cures at room temperature through a condensation cure reaction. QM132T is especially good for molds with deep undercuts and for molds that require flexing for part removal,” said Rick Striker, QSi senior chemist.
With a 10:1 mix ratio by weight, three catalyst options are offered for QM 132T. By using QM Cat Purple, the mixed material will have a low viscosity. This enables an easy pour and thorough flow onto the master model, which contributes to creating detailed molds from complex models. Ideal for vertical surface applications, QM Cat Clear Thixo 2 can be used to acquire a thixotropic, brushable material.
The third compatible catalyst is the QM Cat Purple SR 2, which also results in a low viscosity, flowable material. Additionally, this catalyst offers styrene resistance, resulting in increased productivity when casting styrene based resins.
QM 132T has a work life of approximately 35 minutes before the material doubles in viscosity. Its service temperature range of -50C up to 150C is good for casting urethanes due to the release of heat during the curing process of some urethanes. Its fast demold time ranges from 12 to 16 hours and will contribute to quick turnaround in manufacturing processes.
QSi’s sales team and technologists are all available to consult with you regarding your unique application. To view the technical data sheet for QM 132T or request product samples, please either visit www.quantumsilicones.com or call 800-852-3147.
About Quantum Silicones, LLC
Founded in 1997, Quantum Silicones, LLC is a manufacturer of specialty silicone elastomers, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. QSi offers an extensive product series for Moldmaking, Potting and Encapsulating, Silicone Gels, Coatings and Specialty Product Enhancers.
At QSi, product development is inspired by the customer’s needs, requests and feedback. Committed to providing quality service and products, QSi’s team works closely with customers in order to pinpoint and recommend optimal silicone technology for unique applications worldwide. If needed, QSi’s expert technologists are capable of not only modifying specifications in existing products, but also accept opportunities to custom formulate a new product.
To learn more about QSi, products offered, and product development, please visit www.quantumsilicones.com. Contact the company by phone: 800-852-3147, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail: 7820 Whitepine Road, Richmond, Virginia 23237.