Test kit for silicone contamination

Silicones are polymers containing silicon, carbon and oxygen. Silicones can be present on many surfaces due to mould release agents or simply from leeching from ‘clean’ packaging, resulting in poor adhesion and bonding characteristics.

Unlike carbon based polymers however, only the organic functional groups can be removed by plasma treatment, leaving a non-volatile silicate surface.

A simple test method for the presence of silicone on a surface will therefore highlight potential issues in manufacturing steps or indeed in post-treatment packaging that may affect an otherwise pristine plasma treated surface

Contamination Test Kit

The test kit contains everything required to test for silicone contamination together with simple to follow instructions. It is available in a small hard carry case and therefore suitable for 
‘at-site’ testing.

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