LOCTITE SI 5088
- Straw colored liquid
- UV Cure
- Alkoxy Silicone
LOCTITE® SI 5088 is a translucent, UV and moisture cure alkoxy based silicone encapsulant (non-corrosive) used for gasketing, sealing and leak-proofing on glass, metals and ceramics. This thixotropic silicone exhibits reduced migration of liquid after the application to the substrate.
LOCTITE® SI 5088 is a one component material that requires no mixing, forms a soft, highly flexible elastomer. and enhances the load bearing and shock absorbing characteristics of the bond area. It is ideal for glass, metals and ceramics but also suited to plastics. Fixturing time is up to 30 secs and service temperature from -60 to +200ºC.
| Specific Gravity
Specific gravity (SG) is the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of a reference substance; equivalently, it is the ratio of the mass of a substance to the mass of a reference substance for the same given volume.
For liquids, the reference substance is almost always water (1), while for gases, it is air (1.18) at room temperature. Specific gravity is unitless.
Viscosity is a measurement of a fluid’s resistance to flow.
Viscosity is commonly measured in centiPoise (cP). One cP is defined as
the viscosity of water and all other viscosities are derived from this base. MPa is another common unit with a 1:1 conversion to cP.
A product like honey would have a much higher viscosity -around 10,000 cPs-
compared to water. As a result, honey would flow much slower out of a tipped glass than
The viscosity of a material can be decreased with an increase in temperature in
order to better suit an application
Elongation is the process of lengthening something.
It is a percentage that measures the initial, unstressed, length compared to the length of the material right before it breaks.
It is commonly referred to as Ultimate Elongation or Tensile Elongation at break.
| Volume Resistivity
Volume resistivity, also called volume resistance, bulk resistance or bulk resistivity is a thickness dependent measurement of the resistivity of a material perpendicular to the plane of the surface.
Typical curing performance
Normal processing conditions will include exposure to sufficient UV light irradiance to effectively cure the material. Surface and/or atmospheric moisture will promote the cure of material in shadowed regions. Although functional strength is developed almost instantly due to the UV curing nature of LOCTITE® SI 5088™, increased cure properties are developed during 72 hours at ambient conditions.
When curing with sufficient UV light irradiance, exposed material will cure dry to the touch in seconds. Atmospheric moisture cures material not exposed to UV light. Typically, non-UV light cured areas will skin over in approximately 11 minutes and become tack free in 14 minutes.
Depth of Cure
Shadowed areas rely on surface and/or atmospheric moisture to effect cure. Depth of cure is limited to approximately 6 millimeters and will take at least 24 hours to develop. Rapid depth of cure can be attained with focused UV light. The graph(s) below show the depth of cure obtained up to 60 seconds at two different levels of UV irradiance.