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Dow Corning Intros Advanced Sealant for LCD Displays
Terminal sealant applied to TFT LCD display.
Midland, MI — Dow Corning® has introduced its EA-2000 Silicone Adhesive, a high-performance terminal sealant for faster, more cost-effective manufacturing of thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD displays. This innovative, low-viscosity, room-temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone sealant combines high flowability and good adhesion with a fast, non-corrosive cure to facilitate higher throughputs and thinner, more reliable display architectures. Like other silicone materials, the EA-2000 Silicone Adhesive provides long-lasting durability compared with organic materials.

According to the company, the accelerating global demand for tablets, smart phones and other consumer electronics continues to drive the growth of LCD displays, and panel manufacturers need advanced new materials to help speed production, control costs and improve the reliability of their devices.

A valuable new addition to the company's already broad portfolio of terminal sealants, module assembly solutions and easy-to-clean coatings for display applications, EA-2000 Adhesive's low viscosity allows fast and simple automated or manual dispensing with conventional equipment, minimizing conversion costs. This advanced new terminal sealant also cures quickly without the need for ultraviolet lamps to further streamline processing operations. Unlike many organic sealants, EA-2000 Adhesive is solventless, and ensures a durable seal against moisture, dust and mechanical shock. Its non-corrosive cure reduces risk to sensitive metal components, and the sealant delivers unprimed adhesion to many materials — including reactive metals, ceramics and glass, as well as selected laminates, resins and plastics. In addition, the new adhesive delivers excellent dielectric properties for optimal TFT LCD display performance, as well as good thermal stability in most conditions.

Contact: Dow Corning, 2200 W. Salzburg Rd., Midland, MI 48686-0994 989-496-4000 Web:

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