Thursday, July 30, 2009

Intertronics Offers Ultra-Light-Weld GA-111 Gasket

Intertronics has introduced a moisture-resistant gasketing resin from Dymax for sealing electrical conduit boxes, appliance housings and critical electronic assemblies and devices. The ultra-light-weld GA-111 is a UV/visible light-curable form-in-place (FIP) gasket developed for applications requiring a low-compression set, a tack-free surface and durable, reliable sealing. It is a soft gasket material with high adhesion to metals, while providing a barrier to prevent the absorption or penetration of air, dust, moisture, liquids and gaseous substances.

Peter Swanson, managing director of Intertronics, said: 'This new gasketing material can be dispensed into intricate and complex configurations with the benefit of inline curing, which allows for increased production speed, greater output, lower processing costs and reduced inventories. 'The Dymax GA-111 is a one-part resin, requiring no mixing. 'It is low out-gassing, cures in seconds and its viscosity allows for varying bead heights that will make it an exceptional advantage in so many of the UK's technologically advanced manufacturing industries,' he added.

Dymax FIP gaskets cure completely in seconds, even in 6mm-thick beads. This removes the need for racking, stacking, waiting and unracking as required with traditional FIP gaskets. Light-curing FIP gaskets offer the ultimate in gasket design flexibility, according to the company. Designed for flat flanges or wide shallow grooves, permanent FIP gaskets can eliminate the delay experienced with slow-curing resins, as well as the design, inventory and labour expense associated with pre-cut gaskets. These gaskets cure faster and deeper than UV silicone and do not release corrosive chemical by-products upon cure.

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