The typical aquarium is carefully constructed to withstand practically any use. These aquariums include black-trim aesthetics and a variety of sizes. The one-piece center-braced frames of large aquariums prevent glass bowing. Black silicone sealants are available for aquariums 55 gallons and more.
The manufacture of freshwater and saltwater aquariums has been the focus of the formulation of Black aquarium Silicon. Without the need for primers, this high-modulus component RTV Silicone Sealant creates solid cohesive connections to glass. The bindings are unaffected by prolonged submersion in water, and once fully cured, they are fish-safe. The non-slump Aquarium safe Silicone Sealant can be used on vertical surfaces without flowing or sagging.
- Low Modulus
- Outstanding tensile strength
- Great primerless glass adherence
- The bond is not damaged by prolonged submersion in water.
- Outstanding clarity
ASI Aquarium Sealant provides great resistance to weathering, including ozone, ultraviolet radiation, and airborne pollutants because it is a 100% silicone sealant.
After curing, ASI Aquarium Silicone Sealant can endure constant operation temperatures of -57°C to +233°C (-70° F to 450°F) and can be applied to surfaces with temperatures ranging from -18°C to +50°C (0°F to +120°F).
Please get in touch with us if you're a manufacturer and would want to see data on the ASI Aquarium Sealant to compare during independent testing. We may send bulk supplies to C of Cs or C of As as well.
Technical Characteristics Of Black Silicone Sealant
- Amount: 80 ml
- Size of packaging (L/H/W): 41/183/71 mm Volume of packaging: 0.5 l
- consistency: steady and pasty
- Temperature resistance: -40 to 180 degrees Celsius
- The time needed for skin to form: roughly 10 minutes
- Shore A hardness: approximately 25 (DIN 53.505)
- 1.02 g/cm3 for density
- Curing rate: around 2-3mm/24 hours
- About 1.40N/mm2 for tensile strength (DIN53504)
- About 0.5N/mm2 is the modulus of elasticity at 100% (DIN 53504).
- Break elongation (DIN 53504): approximately 575%
Completion Of Materials
The glass needs to be free of all dust, debris, and grease for bonding to be successful. The formation of the bond may be hampered by the presence of certain pollutants. Thus, the glass must be cleaned using appropriate and compatible cleaners such as no-ionic solvents, diluted acetic acid solutions, or extremely hot water. The freshly cleaned glass needs to be dried as soon as possible with a clean, lint-free cloth or dried with hot, oil-free air.
The glass should NOT be cleaned with soap and water mixtures. The failure of adhesion might be caused by soap residue acting as a releasing agent.
Clean and dry surfaces should be present on every surface. Before applying a sealer, let the surface completely dry. Avoid using alcohols or oil-containing solvents like Varsol while solvent wiping.
When using ASI Aquarium Silicone Sealant on nonporous surfaces, priming is typically not necessary. It is simple to verify unprimed adhesion by using a small test bead and waiting seven days for maximal adherence to happen. Contact ASI if the primer is required.