ELASTOSIL® N198 is a non-slump, RTV-1 oxime cure silicone rubber which cures at room temperature under the influence of atmospheric moisture.
- ready-to-use, one component
- medium hardness
- high flexibility
- excellent primerless adhesion to many substrates
ELASTOSIL® N198 is a one-part room temperature vulcanizing sealant that cures to a flexible silicone rubber on exposure to water vapor in the air. During the curing process a small amount of an oxime is released. The crosslinking starts at all places where the paste comes into contact with atmospheric moisture and proceeds from the outer to the inner parts of the silicone. After about 30 minutes a skin of cured material is formed at the surface. After formation of a sufficiently thick skin, glued parts may be handled without destruction.
For the crosslinking to take place, water vapor from the air is necessary. For this reason the curing rate strongly depends on the atmospheric humidity in the surrounding. The higher the atmospheric moisture the faster the material will be cured fully.
If removing of silicone rubber from machines or dispensing equipment is necessary, white spirit isrecommended as a solvent. However, cleaning should take place before the rubber is fully cured. Afterwards only the use of mechanical forces in combination with a swelling solvent or the use of high temperatures of approximately 100°C will help to remove sealant residues.
ELASTOSIL® N198 shows good primerless adhesion to many substrates. We recommend to run preliminary tests to optimize conditions for the particular application.
Comprehensive instructions are given in our leaflet "ELASTOSIL® RTV-1 Silicone Rubber".
The "Best use before end date" of each batch is shown on the Certificate of Analysis.
Storage beyond the date specified on the Certificate of Analysis does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer usable. In this case however, the properties required for the intended use must be checked for quality assurance reasons.