• Description for Dow EA-3000

    Fast tack-free; low viscosity; noncorrosive; excellent adhesion to most materials; self-priming; excellent dielectric properties; excellent thermal stability and cold resistance; low volatility.

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part
    Material Form Liquid, Silicone elastomer
    Manufacturer Dow
    Chemistry Silicone elastomer, Solvent-free
    Cure Method RTV, Moisture
    Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25
    Cure Time (min) 4,320
    Viscosity (cPs) Very Low, 1,150
    Color White
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 200
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -45, -55
    Volume Resistivity (O) 1E+15 (ohms/cm)
  • Technical Data for Dow EA-3000

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1-Part
    • Material Form
      • Elastomer - Silicone elastomer
      • Liquid
    • Chemistry
    • Cure Method
      • Moisture / Condensation Cure - Moisture
      • RTV (Room Temperature Vulcanization) - RTV
    • Color
      • White
    Cure Specs
    Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25
    Cure Time (min) 4,320
    Viscosity (cPs) Very Low, 1,150
    Tack Free Time (min) Fast, 8 Test Method
    Bond Strength
    Tensile Strength (psi) 65
    Material Resistance
    Environmental Resistance Environmental resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 200
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -45, -55
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance Moisture/humidity resistance
    Dissipation Factor 9.00E-04 Test Method
    Dielectric Strength (V/mil) Good, Durable, 475
    Dielectric Constant 2.80 Test Method
    Volume Resistivity (O) 1E+15 (ohms/cm)
    Shore A Hardness 18 Test Method
    Elongation (%) 150
    Flexibility Flexible
    Other Properties
    Specific Gravity 1.000
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Shelf life is indicated by the “Use Before” date found on the product label. For best results, Dow Corning RTV adhesives should be stored at or below 25°C (77°F). Special precautions must be taken to prevent moisture from contacting these materials. Containers should be kept tightly closed with head or air space minimized. Partially filled containers should be purged with dry air or other gases, such as nitrogen.
    Shelf Life Type from date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 15
    Not Good For
    Don't Use With Plastic, rubber
  • Best Practices for Dow EA-3000

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    1. Surface Preparation

      All surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and/or degreased with naphtha, mineral spirits, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), or other suitable solvent. Light surface abrasion is recommended whenever possible, because it promotes good cleaning and increases the surface area for bonding. A final surface wipe with acetone or IPA is also useful. Some cleaning techniques may provide better results than others

      users should determine the best techniques for their particular applications

    2. Mixing

      Upon standing, some filler may settle to the bottom of the liquid containers after several weeks. To ensure a uniform product mix, the material in each container should be thoroughly mixed prior to use. Two-part materials should be mixed in the proper ratio (1:1 or 10:1) either by weight or volume. The presence of light colored streaks or marbling indicates inadequate mixing.

    3. Deairing/Degassing

      Automated airless dispense equipment can be used to reduce or avoid the need to de-air. If de-airing is required to reduce voids in the cured elastomer, consider a vacuum de-air schedule of >28 inches Hg for 10 minutes or until excessive bubbling subsides.

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Tack Free Time Test Methods
Tack Free Time Tack Free Temperature
Fast 25°C
8 min 25°C
Dielectric Constant Test Methods
Dielectric Constant Test Method
2.80 Dielectric constant, 1 MHz
Dissipation Factor Test Methods
Dissipation Factor Test Method
9.00E-04 Dissipation factor, 1 MHz
Shore A Hardness Test Methods
Shore A Hardness Shore Hardness Test Method
18 JIS