Application Type Encapsulant 1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part Material Form Gel Industry Circuits, Smart Meters, E-Mobility Solutions, Smart Home Devices, Electronics, Optoelectronics Manufacturer Dow Chemistry Silicone, Solvent-free Cure Method UV Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Viscosity (cPs) 925 Color Clear High Temperature Resistance (°C) 200 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -45, -55 Light Refractive Index (RI) High, 1.4100
Technical Data for Dow X3-6211 Encapsulant
- Pottant / Encapsulant - Encapsulant
1 Part or 2 Part
- 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
- Dispenser - Automated dispensing equipment
- UV / Visible Light - UV
- Clear / Transparent - Clear
Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Test Method Viscosity (cPs) 925
High Temperature Resistance (°C) 200 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -45, -55 Moisture/Humidity Resistance Moisture/humidity resistance
Dielectric Strength (V/mil) Excellent, 425
Shore A Hardness 105 (grams) Flexibility Soft, Resilient
Light Refractive Index (RI) High, 1.4100 Specific Gravity 0.990 Test Method Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) 430 (Linear (micron/m °C or ppm ))
Shelf Life Details Storage conditions and shelf life (“Use By” date) are indicated on the product label. Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 77 Shelf Life (mon) 12
Best Practices for Dow X3-6211 Encapsulant
Some gels are supplied in bladder packs that avoid direct air contact with the liquid gel components, allowing use of air pressure over the pack in a pressure pot for dispensing. Do not apply air pressure directly to the liquid gel surface (without the bladder pack) as the gel can become supersaturated with air and bubbling can occur when the material is dispensed and cured. Use of bladder packs prevents bubbling, maintains cleanliness and avoids gel contamination. Gels can be dispensed manually or by using one of the available types of meter mix equipment. If possible, the potential for entrapment and incorporation of gas (typically air) should be considered during design of the part and selection of a process to dispense the gel. This is especially important with higher-viscosity and faster-curing gels.
Degassing at >28 inches (10-20 mm) Hg vacuum may be necessary to ensure a void-free, protective layer.
If a substrate or material is questionable with respect to potentially causing inhibition of cure, it is recommended that a small scale compatibility test be run to ascertain suitability in a given application. The presence of liquid or uncured product at the interface between the questionable substrate and the cured gel indicates incompatibility and inhibition of cure.
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