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ExSil® 100 (EM2-EX100): High Elongation Elastomer – Molding Grade

ExSil® 100 is a two-component ultra high elongation silicone elastomer with tear-resistant properties.

Features and Benefits:

  • Self-sealing
  • High elongation
  • High recovery
  • Low extractables
  • High tear strength
  • Flowable and moldable
  • High oxygen permeability
  • Long-term thermal stability

Applications:

  • Diaphragms
  • Microfluidics
  • Vibration damping
  • High performance seals
  • Septa with easy penetration and good resealability
  • Optical and electrical interconnects

Sample before stretching

Sample elongation

The stretched sample exhibits shape recovery

Note: The values below are typical and are not intended for use in preparing specifications. Please contact a Gelest representative when writing specifications.

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Cured PropertiesValueUnits
Elongation5,000%
Tensile strength6-7MPa
Tear strength42kN/m
Elongation at tear failure2,000%
Durometer15Shore A
Specific gravity (part A)1.12g/mL
Refractive index (nD25)1.41
Volatiles (4 hr/150 °C)≤ 0.1wt%
Critical surface tension23-24mN/m
Contact angle, water105-100°
Volume resistivity2.90 x 1014ohm*cm
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ExSil® 100 PartViscosity (cSt)
Base (Part A)12,000-14,000
Activator (Part B)800-1,000
Activated Mix12,000-14,000
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Silicone ElastomerExtractables (wt%)
Resin reinforced silicone4.2
Silicone, 100 °C strip3.1
ExSil® 1000.2

Stress strain curves of ExSil® 100 compared to resin reinforced silicone

TGA thermograms of ExSil® 100 compared to resin reinforced silicone

Heat aging of ExSil® 100 compared to resin reinforced silicone

ExSil® 100 microfluidic device with filled channels showed no device failure during tortuous extension

Thoroughly mix Part A and Part B in a 100:1 ratio. Try to avoid introducing bubbles. For critical applications, de-air mix under vacuum. The pot-life is 24 hours at 25 °C. Avoid entrapping air during transfer and casting. Cure at 100 °C for 8 hours or at room temperature for 72 hours. ExSil® 100 can be self-bonded by exposure to oxygen plasma and pressing surfaces together in a dry atmosphere