Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 18, 2013

Quantum Silicones' Latest Encapsulating Silicone Elastomer is now UL Recognized

Meeting UL requirements for flame retardancy, the addition curing QSil 553LV by Quantum Silicones, LLC is a silicone rubber designed to benefit electronic potting applications, such as power supplies, LED, circuit and electronic modules. Its physical properties enable this material to withstand extreme temperatures, protect sensitive components from moisture and debris, while being readily repairable.

QSil 553LV has a low viscosity allowing convenient dispensing and an easy flow throughout complex parts. This compound will cure in closed environments. It will not outgas or produce any byproducts since it is 100% silicone solids, containing no solvents. Its long work life of 100 minutes will also allow time for air bubbles, which may be entrapped during dispensing, to dissipate.
“QSil 553LV is a great general purpose thermal management material,” said Phil McDermott, vice president of technology. “It balances both thermal conductivity and rheology, while maintaining a great cost-performance relationship.”

Electronic components often experience thermal expansion during temperature increase or collapse at decreased temperatures. To minimize CTE strain, QSil 553LV is a low modulus material, providing excellent flexibility as well as shock and vibration resistance. It will maintain its physical properties between the temperatures of -55°C up to 240°C.

To view the technical data sheet for QSil 553LV, please visit www.quantumsilicones.com. QSi’s sales team and technologists are all available to consult with you regarding your unique application. To speak with a technical specialist, please call 800-852-3147 or email info@quantumsilicones.com. You may also request a sample of QSil 553LV.

To learn more about QSi, products offered, and product development, please visit www.quantumsilicones.com.

About Quantum Silicones, LLC:
Founded in 1997, Quantum Silicones, LLC is a manufacturer of specialty silicone elastomers, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. QSi offers an extensive product series for Moldmaking, Potting and Encapsulating, Silicone Gels, Coatings and Specialty Product Enhancers.
At QSi, product development is inspired by the customer’s needs, requests and feedback. Committed to providing quality service and products, QSi’s team works closely with customers in order to pinpoint and recommend optimum silicone technology for unique applications worldwide. If needed, QSi’s expert technologists are capable of not only modifying specifications in existing products, but also accept opportunities to custom-formulate a new product.

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