Properties

The use of GENIOSIL® GF 82 as a coupling agent in mineral-filled plastics improves filler dispersibility, reduces its sedimentation tendency and greatly lowers the resin's viscosity. In addition, it leads to higher filler loading and a marked increase in water (vapor) resistance, as well as resistance to acids and bases. As a component of adhesives and sealants, GENIOSIL® GF 82 improves both adhesion to the substrate and mechanical properties such as flexural strength, tensile strength and modulus of elasticity. In potting compounds for electronic components, it has a positive influence on properties such as volume resistivity and dielectric constant.
GENIOSIL® GF 82 is an epoxy functional alkoxysilane. It´s a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic gasoline-like odor. It hydrolyzes slowly in the presence of water (ethanol is released). It form silanols, which can then react with themselves to produce siloxanes or can bind to inorganic substrates. The epoxy group on GENIOSIL® GF 82 can undergo a ring-opening reaction with nucleophiles such as alcohols and amines. An acidic or basic catalyst may be required. As a bifunctional, organically unsaturated molecule, GENIOSIL® GF 82 is able to function as a molecular bridge between inorganic and organic substrates.

Disclaimer

All the information provided is in accordance with the present state of our knowledge. Nonetheless, we disclaim any warranty or liability whatsoever and reserve the right, at any time, to effect technical alterations. The information provided, as well as the product's fitness for an intended application, should be checked by the buyer in preliminary trials. Contractual terms and conditions always take precedence. This disclaimer of warranty and liability also applies particularly in foreign countries with respect to third parties' rights.


1. General processing information


GENIOSIL® GF 82 is highly miscible with standard organic solvents, such as alcohols, hydrocarbons and acetone.
GENIOSIL® GF 82 is practically insoluble in neutral water. By incorporating a hydrolysis catalyst (e.g. acetic acid), hydrolysis can be greatly accelerated at pH values of 3 to 4. However, at pH values below 4, the epoxy ring may start to open.


2. GENIOSIL® GF 82 in mineral-filled polymers


Fillers are treated either with pure GENIOSIL® GF 82 or a solution thereof (e.g. in alcohol or an alcohol/water mix). It may be necessary to pretreat the substrate with water and/or a catalyst (e.g. ammonia). Subsequent binding of the treated filler, for example to epoxy resins, is preferably effected during the normal crosslinking process. In an alternative procedure referred to as "blending," GENIOSIL® GF 82 is added directly to the polymer - either before the filler is incorporated or at the same time. A prerequisite for the blending process is that GENIOSIL® GF 82 and the polymer are compatible and that the resin and GENIOSIL® GF 82 do not react prematurely.


3. GENIOSIL® GF 82 as a surface modifier


Used as a primer, GENIOSIL® GF 82 is applied as a 0.5 - 2.5 percent solution (preferably organic) to an inorganic substrate (e.g. metal or glass surfaces) for example by spraying or knife coating. After < productname> has dried and bonded to the surface (postcure if necessary)techniquanic coating can be applied using a standard e (e.g. spraying, knife coating). In a further application, GENIOSIL® GF 82 can be used together with other hydrolyzable silicon compounds, such as silicates (e.g. SILICATE TES 28), as a constituent of aqueous solgel materials.


GENIOSIL® GF 82 is mainly used in the treatment of inorganic fillers (e.g. glass, mineral and glass wools, ATH, kaolin, mica, metallic oxides) for various polymer types, such as epoxy resins, urethane, melamine resins, EPDM, and for polysulfides, as a component of electronic potting compounds, as an additive or primer in coatings, paints, adhesives and sealants, and as a component of inorganic polysiloxane-based coatings.

Packaging

Information on available container sizes is obtainable from WACKER subsidiaries.

Storage

The 'Best use before end' date of each batch is shown on the product label. Storage beyond the date specified on the label 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.

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Adrian, MI 49221-9397
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