The need for ecologically safe, cost effective solutions for the global demands of alternative energy sources is growing exponentially. Master Bond has been in the forefront of the formulation of adhesives, sealants, coatings and potting/encapsulation compounds to meet the ever changing needs of this vital industry.
Advanced Solutions and Products for Alternative Energy Applications
Master Bond has an extensive product line that serves a variety of renewable energy applications including:
- Solar and wind power
- Fuel cells
- Geothermal energy
Advantages of Using Master Bond Adhesives for Renewable Energy Applications
Master Bond adhesives offer excellent adhesion to glass, metals, ceramics and most plastics. Using these compounds instead of mechanical fasteners can:
- Cut installation expenses
- Reduce maintenance spending
- Improve power generation efficiency
- Lengthen equipment longevity
- Reduce stress points
- Streamline labor processes
- Save floor space
Types of Adhesive Systems Available for Alternative Energy Applications
Epoxy, silicone, and hybrid composition have played a key role in bonding, potting essential components/parts and providing design engineers versatile solutions for challenging application requirements. Some of these systems are noted for their high mechanical strength characteristics, minimal shrinkage upon cure, ability to withstand mechanical stresses and protection they offer to sensitive electronics. Products have been compounded to successfully withstand hot/cold climates, thermal cycling, sunlight, moisture exposure, different expansion and contraction coefficients.
Most Popular Polymer Compounds for the Renewable Energy Industry
Thermally conductive, electrically insulative epoxy adhesive. Meets MIL-STD-883J Section 3.5.2 for thermal stability. High peel and shear strength properties. Non-drip system. Resists -100°F to +400°F. Toughened system. Can withstand rigorous thermal cycling. Convenient one to one mix ratio by weight or volume. Cures at room temperature.
Two component, silver filled electrically conductive epoxy system with a convenient one to one mix ratio and very low volume resistivity. Cures at room temperature. Superior toughness. Serviceable from 4K to +275°F. Withstands rigorous thermal cycling. Successfully tested for 1,000 hours 85°C/85% RH. Exhibits superb thermal conductivity.
Higher viscosity (2,200-2,400 cps) and a slightly longer open time than low viscosity counterparts. High strength, rapid curing ethyl cyanoacrylate system. No heating or mixing needed. Good resistance to cleaning agents. Serviceable from -60°F to +250°F.
Highly flexible, low viscosity, optically clear adhesive. Resistant to severe thermal cycling and thermal shock. Bonds well to dissimilar substrates. Low exotherm system. Long working life. Superior electrical insulation properties. Service temperature range from 4K to +250°F. One to one mix ratio by weight or volume.
Two part silicone paste for bonding and sealing applications. Outstanding flexibility. Low exotherm and long pot life system. Self priming feature. Contains no solvents or diluents. Superior electrical insulation properties. Can cure in wide sections vertically and horizontally. Serviceable from -65°F to +400°F
Two part, room temperature curable epoxy system with superior resistance to inorganic acids. Low viscosity. Used for bonding, sealing, coating, encapsulation. Serviceable from -60°F to +250°F. 100% reactive compound. Excellent dielectric strength. Especially noteworthy is its resistance to sulfuric and hydrochloric acids.