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Following is a list of the seven major elastomeric sealant types or chemistries. Click on a chemistry to learn more regarding basic uses, benefits and limitations.
Environmental Effects on Sealant Cure Chemistry
|Cure Type||Higher Temperature||Lower Temperature||Higher Humidity||Lower Humidity|
|Chemical Cure-Two Component||Reduces Cure Time||Increases Cure Time||Little Effect||Little Effect|
|Moisture Cure-One Component||Reduces Cure Time||Increases Cure Time||Reduces Cure Time||Increases Cure Time|
|Drying Solvent Evaporation||Reduces Cure Time||Increases Cure Time||Little Effect||Little Effect|
|Drying Moisture Evaporation||Reduces Cure Time||Increases Cure Time||Increases Cure Time||Reduces Cure Time|
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