Dow 3165 is a non-flowing, good green strength, gray, adhesive sealant. This product has a UL 94V-0 Flammability rating and it is suitable to be used as added flame resistance. It cures at room temperature, requiring no ovens. The adhesive is suitable for applications including yoke assembly, sealing in and around wired and electrical leads, assembly of components on PWBs and sealing openings in modules and housings.
Dowsil 3165 fast tack silicone sealant is one part requiring no mixing. It has a faster in-line processing at room temperature with an option for heat acceleration. This material is fast tack free with good green strength. It has a Durometer Shore A of 35 and a Durometer Shore 00 of 83. The specific gravity cured is 1.35 and the tack free time at 25 degrees Celsius is 5 minutes. Dow corning 3165 is a moisture cure adhesive that requires 30 to 80 percent relative humidity. 90 percent of the full physical properties of the product will be attained within 24 to 72 hours.
Working time will range from anywhere to a few minutes to an hour until a surface skin begins to develop. Mild heat of 60 degrees may be used to accelerate the cure. Dowsil 3165 is suitable for automated or manual needle dispensing systems. This innovative material is operational at temperatures of -45 to 200 degrees Celsius for an extended period of time. -55 degrees Celsius is possible but your parts or assemblies need to be verified to work under those conditions. It is capable to withstand intermittent exposure to solvent or fuel. Continuous exposure to solvent or fuel will alter the performance of the adhesive.
Precautions while handling and the proper applications are very important to understand to ensure the product works correctly. When stored at 25 degrees Celsius, the shelf life of Dowsil 3165 fast tack silicone is 12 months. The product is no suitable and has not been tested for pharmaceutical or medical uses. For more physical and health hazard information as well as the correct handling precautions, read the Dow Corning 3165 MSDS.
Dow 3165 fast tack silicone sealant that provides an excellent bond and sealing properties on electronic devices. Dow provides a wide assortment of innovative products that are well suited for a variety of industries. The unique engineering style and the amount of time spent on research and development have allowed Dow Corning to provide the highest quality silicone materials available. Dow Corning 3165 is a one component, room temperature cure, non-flowing adhesive designed for a wide variety of applications in electronic devices. If more information is required in regards to the proper sizing or how to apply the material, contact Krayden, Inc., an authorized distributor of Dow Corning sealants, adhesives and specialty chemicals. Also visit the Dow Corning 3165 TDS