Dow Corning EA-7100 “Market Disrupter”
Krayden, Inc. is excited to see the new TRC (Thermal Radical Cure) products recently released by Dow Corning are receiving well deserved recognition. The “R&D 100 Awards,” a program designed to honor the years most significant technology advances has nominated Dow Corning EA-7100 adhesive in two categories including the Market Disrupter category and the Mechanical Device/Materials Category.
Dow Corning Press Release:
Midland, Mich. – Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today announced that its recently launched Dow Corning EA-7100 Adhesive was nominated for a prestigious R&D 100 award in two categories: the Market Disrupter category and the Mechanical Devices/Materials category. R&D Magazine will announce the winners at the 2015 R&D Awards and Technology Conference, which runs from November 12-13 in Las Vegas.
A 53-year-old tradition, the R&D 100 Awards recognize the latest and most revolutionary technologies introduced to the market each year. They recognize advances in testing equipment, chemistry, biomedical products, consumer items, high-energy physics and – in Dow Corning’s case – cutting-edge new materials.
“We are truly honored to receive this coveted nomination,” said Brice Le Gouic, global marketing manager for Transportation Electronics, Dow Corning. “R&D’s annual Awards pit Dow Corning against the best of the best, and the global competition is tough. But EA-7100 Adhesive is a truly breakthrough technology that offers game-changing benefits to our customers. It is a strong contender.”
Introduced in April at the SAE 2015 World Congress, Dow Corning EA-7100 Adhesive is a radical new silicone chemistry that significantly expands design options for automotive electronics by enabling strong bonds to a wide variety of substrates. Formulated with patented new silicone chemistry, EA-7100 Adhesive offers significantly broader latitudes when designing next-generation control units, sensors, lighting and display modules targeting today’s increasingly demanding automotive underhood, and other applications.
Specifically, Dow Corning’s new adhesive forms strong bonds to metals, ceramics, glass and laminates, as well as many plastics that have typically presented challenges for conventional silicone, such as polyethelyne, polycarbonate and liquid crystal polymer. Depending on the application, the material can often bond to these substrates without requiring pre-treatment or cleaning. This unique property, combined with the material’s low voiding and robust adhesion,despite surface contamination, enables automotive electronics manufacturers to design components using an expanded range of more cost-effective materials.
In addition, EA-7100 Adhesive’s radical new chemistry allows up to 50 percent faster cure time than conventional heat-cure platinumcatalyzed silicone adhesive systems. In a typical lid seal design, for example, a standard one-part addition-cure adhesive generally takes 60 minutes to cure at 125°C. By contrast, Dow Corning EA-7100 Adhesive achieves full cure within 15 minutes at 100°C. In select applications, cohesive adhesion may be complete within three minutes. As a result, this one-part, heat-cure adhesive may greatly accelerate processing, reduce energy use and cut material costs.
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