Understanding Low Outgassing Adhesives

Applications that must meet stringent outgassing requirements now have more adhesive options than ever. If you suspect outgassing could potentially pose a problem in your application, specifying adhesives that comply with the ASTM outgassing standard makes sense.

Engineers often want to know whether an adhesive is low outgassing or generic. And while there are cases when nothing but a low outgassing product will do, the truth is that many so-called generic adhesives inherently have low outgassing levels. What’s more, most bonding, potting, encapsulation and sealing applications don’t need to meet a defined outgassing specification. Here’s a guide to understanding when low outgassing adhesives are the right choice.



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