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Silicones in the construction industry

  • M. H. Irfan
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Abstract

Today, silicones have become virtually irreplaceable materials worldwide and have an extremely wide range of applications. The use of silicone room-temperature vulcanising (RTV) elastomers in the construction industry originated in the early 1960s. The value of silicone RTV elastomers is based on important properties such as their thermal stability, unusual surface properties, water repellency, high permeability, oxidative stability and ultraviolet (UV) resistance (Cash,1970).

Keywords

Silicone Rubber Construction Industry Water Repellent Silicone Resin Expansion Joint 
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