ELASTOSIL® RT 779
ELASTOSIL® RT 779 is a non-slump, condensation curing RTV-2 silicone adhesive. When processed with curing agent WACKER® Catalyst T 79, a self bonding and durable silicone rubber with outstanding oil resistance is formed.
Cured ELASTOSIL® RT 779 shows long-term stability against weathering, moisture and UV light. The silicone elastomer may continously be exposed to constantly changing climatic conditions, UV radiation, motor oil and temperatures as high as 180 °C (356 °F) without damage.
Fast curing at room temperature
To be cured with WACKER® Catalyst T 79 (recommended mixing ratio: 10:1)
Low risk of curing inhibition
Primerless adhesion to many substrates (glass, ceramics, metals, plastics and powder coatings), in particular to stainless steel, aluminium, cast iron and polyamide.
Recommended service temperature range: -50 °C to +180 °C
Designed for FIPG applications
Outstanding oil resistance
The performance of ELASTOSIL® RT 779 in regard to adhesive sealing of oil pans was proven by inpro Innovationsgesellschaft für fortgeschrittene Produktionssysteme in der Fahrzeugindustrie mbH, Berlin, Germany. Test data is available on request.
Specific features of ELASTOSIL® RT 779
- Electrically insulating
- Oil resistant
- Shear thinning
- UV & weathering-resistant
- Special FIPG grade for the adhesive sealing of automotive assemblies with oil contact, e.g. engine housings, oil pans, gear boxes.
- Typical fields of application: automotive, mechanical engineering.
ELASTOSIL® RT 779 shows primerless adhesion to many substrates and usually tolerates a multitude of surface contaminants. However, for an optimum bonding all surfaces must be clean and dry. Standardized industrial cleaning processes can be applied to remove dirt, rust, oil or grease. Additionally, and in complicated cases involving demanding substrates, the surfaces can either be roughened by sandblasting or activated by plasma, corona or laser treatments prior use.
Mixing and Curing:
ELASTOSIL® RT 779 is processed in combination with WACKER® Catalyst T 79 as curing agent. Prior to application the two compounds must be thoroughly mixed, either manually or by automatic metering lines equipped with static or dynamic mixing devices. The recommended mixing ratio is 10:1 by weight.
Potlife and curing speed can be modified within limits by adjusting the ratio of base compound (ELASTOSIL® RT 779) to curing agent (WACKER® Catalyst T 79). Varying the mixing ratio between 8:1 and 12:1 usually has a small effect on the properties of the cured rubber. However, if the mixing ratio differs substantially from the recommended scope, preliminary tests should be carried out to check the cured material’s suitability. General information about pot life and resulting curing times are given in the respective tables "Catalyzed".
Moreover curing speed can be slightly accelerated by raising the temperature. Heating, however, must not exceed 60 °C before curing is completed.
After completion of the vulcanization process the product may continuously be exposed to constantly changing climatic conditions, UV radiation, and high temperature without damage. Cured ELASTOSIL® RT 779 usually shows good primerless adhesion to many substrates, even when continuously exposed to motor oil and lubricants.
Detailed information about processing and modifying curing speed is given in our brochure “ROOM TEMPERATURE VULCANIZING (RTV) SILICONES - MATERIAL AND PROCESSING GUIDELINES”. We recommend running preliminary tests to optimize conditions for the particular application.
If removal of the silicone from machines or dispensing equipment is necessary, white spirit or similar nonpolar solvents are recommended. However, cleaning ideally should take place before the silicone is fully vulcanized. Cured silicone needs to be removed mechanically, if necessary in combination with a swelling agent (solvent).
Store in a dry and cool place.
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.