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RTV Adhesives and Sealants

Chimney installation on modern cast iron fireplace, applying sealant

Choose Easy-to-Use RTV Adhesives and Sealants from Dow Consumer Solutions to Help Reduce Manufacturing Costs and Increase Product Quality

Get Quality, Innovation and Value for Industrial Bonding and Sealing

You can depend on adhesives and sealants from Dow Consumer Solutions to help you get the job done right for bonding and sealing applications in industrial equipment and maintenance. These high-performance materials are proven, effective problem-solvers. They provide good adhesion strength on most substrates for high-quality assembly, and long-lasting, flexible seals for advanced product design and efficient equipment service.

Longer lasting and more versatile than many organic-polymer sealants, high-performance adhesives and sealants from Dow Consumer Solutions provide options to match your specific process needs and application requirements.

Silicone sealants from Dow Consumer Solutions are offered in a wide range of formulation options, including:

  • One- and two-part Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV) adhesive/sealants that perform under harsh operating conditions 
  • Two-part heat-curing adhesive/sealants with self priming adhesion and both flowable and non-flowing options 
  • Hot-melt silicone adhesives with excellent green strength

Total Cost Savings Overview: Two-Part RTV and Hot Melt Sealants

Cost Savings

One-part

Two-part

Hot Melt

Handling
Savings

Parts must cure for 24 hours

Parts can be handled after 10-20 minutes

Parts can be moved between processing steps without delays

Labor
Savings

Two operators are often needed to move parts

Parts can be moved via conveyer belt (no operators needed)

Parts can be moved via conveyer belt (no operators needed)

Storage
Savings

150 to 200mrequired floor space for part storage

No storage space needed

No storage space needed

Waste
Reduction

Manual application leaves excess material that requires tooling

Robotic application equipment reduces material needs up to 40%

Robotic dispensing equipment reduces material needs up to 40%

Climate
Control
Savings

Optimal cure time requires climate/humidity control

Cure time independent of humidity

Develops high green strength (=instant bonding) but continues to cure as a One-part

Quality
Savings

Improper handling of incompletely cured parts can damage the bond line

Fast cure time significantly reduces risk of part damage due to handling

Fast cure time significantly reduces risk of part damage due to handling

Total
Cost
Savings

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Up to 25%

Up to 25%

Heat-resistant silicones, as well as special fuel-resistant fluorosilicone materials, can help secure long-term equipment durability. When fully cured, these adhesives and sealants:

  • Remain flexible, stable and resilient over a wide temperature range 
  • Resist weathering and aging 
  • Retain bonding and sealing strength on different substrates 
  • Provide high dielectric strength for good electrical insulating properties 
  • Have low flammability
Acetoxy Cure product options
Neutral Cure product options

Quality, Innovation, and Value for Appliance Assembly

Appliance designers and engineers choose sealant solutions from Dow to help lower manufacturing costs and increase product quality. Combining an adhesive base and catalyst, two-part RTV (Room Temperature Vulcanization) Sealants from Dow Consumer Solutions cure faster, last longer, and require less handling than most organic polymer products.

Solutions from Dow deliver the quality you trust, and the innovation you expect, and the value you need. This means reduced manufacturing time, more efficient processes, and real cost savings. 

RTV Adhesives and Sealants for Appliance Applications

Achieve Faster Plastic Assembly with New Sealant Products from Dow Consumer Solutions

Seal. Adhere. Protect.
Silicone Sealants and Foams from Dow Consumer Solutions

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