Since adhesives and sealants must function by surface attachment, the nature and condition of the substrate surface are critical to the success of any bonding or sealing operation.

This white paper, written by Edward M. Petrie addresses the various issues related to silicone contamination including how it disrupts adhesion, detection methods, and cleaning processes.

The author beleives the best policy is to avoid silicone contamination to keep problems from occurring in the first place and so also discusses preventive contamination strategies.

Topics Covered:

  • Mechanism of Contamination
  • Detection of Silicone Contamination
  • Removal of Contamination
  • Prevention of Contamination