Silane treatment of glass to improve epoxy bond adhesion. Silanes are a broad group of chemicals when deposited on a glass will change the surface chemistry to be more or less favorable to certain types of bonds. In the biological sciences silanization is often used to prevent live samples from sticking to the glass walls of containers or microscope slides. When silanization is used in polymer sciences it is most often used to improve the adhesion strength between glass and resin. This can be critical in vacuum seals. There are many silane agents. Coupling type: agent:
- universal epoxy-silane
- Dow Corning Z-6032 vinylbenzylaminoethylaminopropyltrimethoxysilane
- hydrochloride, cationic-silane
A well known test method is defined by the IPC (Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits), IPC TM-650 2.6.16 Pressure Vessel Method for Glass Epoxy Laminate. This test method exposing epoxy-glass laminates to a pressure cooker.
heat transfer -- thermal conductivity
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