The Momentive RTV103 is a one-part, also called one-component, black RTV silicone sealant with a paste consistency for indoor and outdoor applications, such as bonding, sealing gaps or cracks up to 1/4" wide, and use with electrical insulation and formed-in-place gaskets. The paste consistency allows for application on vertical or overhead surfaces. This sealant meets United States Military Specification MIL-A-46106 and NSF International Standard 51, is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR 177.2600 compliant, is United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) compliant, and has UL recognized components.
|Maximum width|| Up to 1/4" wide|
|Temperature range (for application and service)||Continuous service range is -75 to +400 degrees F (-60 to +204 degrees C); intermittent service range is -75 to +500 degrees F (-60 to +260 degrees C)|
|Begins to harden||20 minutes|
|Time until cured||3 days (dependent on temperature, humidity, and bead size)|
|Compatible materials ||Many metals, glass, ceramic, silicone rubber, and some rigid plastics without the use of primer |
Caulks and sealants are adhesive materials that fill and seal gaps and cracks to keep out water and air. Water-based acrylics can be painted, can be cleaned with water, and require less surface preparation than solvent- and silicone-based caulks and sealants. Water-based acrylic caulks and sealants have less of an odor than solvent- and silicone-based products. Solvent- and silicone-based caulks and sealants are generally more flexible than acrylics and can withstand more sunlight and temperature extremes. They require solvents to clean, are more difficult to remove than acrylics, and generally cannot be painted. Water-based acrylic caulks and sealants with added silicone offer a variety of features, depending on the specific formula.
Momentive manufactures chemicals and materials such as ceramics, resins, silicone, adhesives, and sealants. The company is headquartered in Columbus, OH.