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Durability of silicone sealants



Title: Durability of silicone sealants
Author(s): A.T. Wolf
Paper category : book
Book title: Durability of Building Sealants - State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM TC 139-DBS
Editor(s): A. T. Wolf
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-12-8
e-ISBN: 2351580419
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 1999
Pages: 253 - 273
Total Pages: 21
Nb references: 81
Language: English


Abstract: 
Silicone sealants exhibit outstanding durability in a variety of environments. This behaviour is a direct result of the unusual organic/inorganic hybrid nature of their siloxane polymer backbone and the consequent chemical and physical interactions with the environment. This chapter reviews the response of silicone sealants to a variety of environmental factors, such as temperature extremes, water, solar radiation, oxygen and ozone, corrosive gases and mechanical stress.


Online publication: 2009-12-07
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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