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					                    TRANSIL
                  RTV 40-1 A & B
January 2006                                       TECHNICAL DATA SHEET



Description         TRANSIL RTV 40-1 A & B is a two component
                    silicone elastomer that crosslinks at room temperature
                    by polyaddition reaction. The polymerisation can be
                    accelerated by heat (max. 150 °C).

                    The silicone components are delivered as two component
                    viscous liquids, which once mixed and cured, transform into
                    a transparent, elastic and resistant material. Polymerisation
                    occurs without formation of heat.


Advantages              easy curing: TRANSIL RTV 40-1 A & B polymerises
                         at room temperature (23 °C) in the absence of air and
                         moisture. The curing characteristics are independent
                         of the thickness of the parts.
                        exceptional mechanical properties
                        fast mixing (10 : 1) and easy processing due to the
                         low viscosity
                        outstanding transparency
                        accurate reproduction of details



Applications        TRANSIL RTV 40-1 A & B is a fluid moulding silicone
                    designed for casting polyurethane, epoxy and polyester
                    resins as well as wax and polyurethane foams.


Characteristics     1. Components

                                                  TRANSIL                        TRANSIL
                    Properties
                                                  RTV 40-1 A                     RTV 40-1 B

                    Appearance ............       Low viscous liquid             viscous liquid

                    Colour ....................   transparent                    translucent

                                                                       3                              3
                    Density at 23 °C ...... approx. 1,08 g/cm                    approx. 1,08 g/cm

                    Viscosity at 23 °C ... approx. 4.000 mPa∙s                   approx. 40000 mPa∙s




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Characteristics   2. Mixed components
(continuation)
                  TRANSIL RTV 40-1 A.........                                      10 parts

                  TRANSIL RTV 40-1 B.…….                                           100parts

                  Mixing viscosity
                  at 23 °C, approx. ..................................         35.000 mPa∙s


                  Working time
                  at 23 °C , approx. .................................           95 minutes


                  Tack-free time
                  at 23 °C ................................................      < 24 hours



                  3. Cured compound
                  Mechanical properties

                  measured after curing at 23 °C for 24 h

                  Shore A hardness .................................                      38
                  (DIN 53 505)

                  Tensile strength ....................................        > 5,0 N/mm2
                  (DIN 53 504 – specimen S3A)

                  Elongation .............................................         ~ 350 %
                  (DIN 53 504 – specimen S3A)

                  Tear strength ........................................       > 18,0 N/mm
                  (ASTM D 624 – die B)




                  Remark:
                  Curing the silicone at elevated temperature has no
                  significant influence on the properties of TRANSIL RTV
                  40-1 A & B Nevertheless it has to be mentioned, that
                  heating can cause an alteration of the dimensions.




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Processing   1. Mixing the two components

             TRANSILL RTV 40-1 A & B
             are mixed by weight in a fixed ratio given above.

             The two components may be thoroughly mixed either by hand or
             using a low-speed electric or pneumatic mixer to minimise the
             introduction of air and to avoid any temperature increase.

             Note: It is also possible to use a special mixing and dispensing
             machine for the two silicone components.
             Further information is available upon request.

             2. Moulding

             The mixture should be degassed preferably at 30 to 50 mbar to
             eliminate any entrapped air. If a dispensing machine is used, the
             two components are degassed separately prior to mixing.

             The silicone mixture expands to 3 to 4 times of its initial volume
             and bubbles rise to the surface. The bubbles progressively
             disappear and the mixture returns to its initial volume after 5 to 10
             minutes. Wait a few minutes to complete the degassing and then
             flash the vacuum. The silicone is ready for pouring, either by gravity
             or under low pressure.

             Note: Flashing the vacuum once or twice accelerates the
             degassing. It is recommended to use a container with a high
             diameter / height ratio (3 to 4 times of the initial volume)

             3. Polymerisation

             The RTV-system, as indicated in the technical data, polymerises at
             23 °C. The curing may be slowed down at lower temperature and
             contrary accelerated by applying heat.

             Note: In general contact with certain materials can inhibit the
             crosslinking of RTV. See list below:

                natural rubbers vulcanised with sulphur,
                RTV elastomers catalysed with metal salts, e.g. tin-
                 compounds,
                PVC stabilised with tin salts and additives,
                epoxy catalysed with amines,
                certain organic solvents, e.g. ketones, alcohols, ether etc.

             In case of doubts, it is recommended to test the substrate by
             applying a small quantity of the mixed silicone on a restricted area.




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Packaging          TRANSIL RTV 40-1 A is delivered in 2 and 20 kg,
                   TRANSIL RTV 40-1 B is delivered in 20 and 200 kg containers. If
                   needed special containers are available on request.




Storage and        TRANSIL RTV 40-1 A & B must be used within 12 months with
                   respect to the manufacturing date. Beyond this date, Rhodia
Shelf life         Silicones no longer guarantees the conformity of the product with
                   the sales specifications.

                   In order to preserve best properties it is recommended to follow
                   strictly the following guidelines:

                    store the original packaging tightly sealed and at a temperature
                     below 30 °C
                    use the product as soon as the packaging has been opened




Safety             The usual safety precaution have to be taken into consideration in
                   case of contacts with TRANSIL RTV 40-1 A & B.

                   Detailed information is given in the Material Safety Data Sheet.


Warning to users   The information contained in this document is given in good faith
                   based on our current knowledge. It is only an indication and is in
                   no way binding, particularly as regards infringement of or prejudice
                   to third party rights through the use of our products.

                   MOULDLIFE SILICON GUARANTEES THAT ITS PRODUCTS
                   COMPLY WITH ITS SALES SPECIFICATIONS.

                   This information must on no account be used as a substitute for
                   necessary prior tests which alone can ensure that a product is
                   suitable for a given use. Users are responsible for ensuring
                   compliance with local legislation and for obtaining the necessary
                   certifications and authorisations.

                   Users are requested to check that they are in possession of the
                   latest version of this document and MOULDLIFE is at their
                   disposal to supply any additional information.




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