Mouldable silicone adhesive putties with RTV-1 cure offer an attractive alternative route to silicone elastomers for a range of applications. A new family-safe skin-friendly formula of Sugru mouldable glue has been developed, with a unique combination of properties and a completely redesigned cure chemistry. It is suitable for use as a versatile consumer DIY flexible adhesive and also by children aged 8+ in craft activities.
The new formula combines the advantages of neutral, room-temperature cure and self-adhesion properties. Due to its flexibility, it also works well as a shock absorbent material. It has a wide range of applications in engineering, medical, sport, DIY, electronics and telecommunications industries. For specific industrial applications, it can be customized: hardness, density, resistivity and adhesive properties can all be adjusted according to requirements.
There have been many examples of novel types of adhesives and joining materials, including Post-it Notes, Velcro, Blu-Tack and Pritt Sticks. In each case it took time to find volume applications which were often different from the original proposed use. Sugru is also a new type of adhesive: the first mouldable glue which cures to become flexible silicone rubber. The challenges of developing applications for Sugru have some echoes with the stories behind these other types of adhesives.
- New materials
- RTV-1 mouldable putty
- Family-safe, skin-friendly composition
- Flexible adhesive
- Future of elastomers