METRETHANE 4703 FLEXIBLE ENCAPSULANT

FLEXIBLE URETHANE ELASTOMER

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONen
PROTAVIC Metrethane 4703 is a part of a new class of PROTAVIC flexible urethane elastomers specifically designed for demanding electronic applications. Metrethane 4703 is a two-component, low viscosity encapsulant system that provides excellent protection of electronic components ranging from transducers, sensors, load cells, delicate magnetic coils and bobbins to power supply applications where minimal inductance drop after potting is required. This low durometer system is capable of continuous performance at 130ºC (265ºF) with no heat aging effects.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES
Should not be used for specification purposes

Composition Urethane resin
Color Translucent/Opaque
Any requested
Mixed Viscosity Brookfield #3 spindle (25˚ C), centipoises

 

Product 20 RPM 50 RPM
4703 1,220 1,050

 

Specific Gravity 1.03
Flash Point, Activator, ºC 250 (480ºF)
Flash Point, Base, ºC 204 (400ºF)
Working Life, 100 grams 0.5 hours
Shelf Life 6 months
Mix ratio, parts by weight 1:13
Mix ratio, parts by volume 1:15

 

Cured Resin Properties

Mechanical
Tensile Strength, psi 188
Lap shear Strength, psi, Aluminum to Aluminum 70 – 90
Elongation at Break, % 110
Hardness (Shore A) 30 +/-5
Glass Transition Temp. Tg 0ºC (32º F)
Electrical
Volume Resitivity, ohm-cm 8.0 X 1013
Dielectric Constant, 1MHz 4.40
Dielectric Strength 400 volts/mil
Thermal
Operating Temperature ºC -70 to 130

 

PRODUCT BENEFITS
• Quick cure at common processing temps.
• Can be designed with any color
• Low-cost replacement for silicone RTV gel
• Excellent damping properties
• Good coefficient of thermal expansion
• Protects components from internal stresses
• Prevents inductance drop after potting
• Continuous performance at 130ºC

Recommended Time/Temperature Exposure to Achieve Cure in Infrared or Convection Oven

Hours Temp. ºC Temp ºF
2 hrs 65 149
24 hrs 25 77

 

Preparation of Mixture
For product purchased in two-component kits, mix the entire contents of Metrethane 4703 base and activator in their original shipping containers to a uniform consistency and color, each time, before dispensing. Take care to incorporate all material adhering to the bottom, sides and corners of the containers. Mechanical mixing of the components for two to three minutes is satisfactory. Measure only the approximate amount that can be applied in 0.5 hours. Blanket containers of unused base and activator with nitrogen prior to re-sealing for storage.

Air Removal
Air entrapment during mixing may be removed in vacuum (5 mm of mercury). The holding container should be no more than one-third full. Allow the mixture to foam and then subside. Maintain the low pressure for several more minutes, at which point most of the large bubbles will have broken.

Application
The material can be poured in the required thickness after which the parts are set aside to cure using the recommended cure schedules listed on the first page.

STORAGE AND HANDLING
PROTAVIC Metrethane 4703 is a blend of urethane resins and curing agents. Keep stored in the original container at temperatures from 0oC to25oC. The product is uniform when packaged.Read material safety data sheets before handling. Keep containers closed when not in use. Effective ventilation is necessary. Goggles, gloves and protective clothing should be worn during handling or exposure. Refer to the product MSDS for more information.

Availability and Order Information
Metrethane 4703 is available as a two-component kit consisting of separate containers of urethane resin and curing agent. Metrethane 4703 is available in pint, quart, one gallon, and five gallon kits.

Packaging Sizes & Types
Pints, Quarts, Gallons, 5 Gallons, 55 Gallon Drums

Ordering Information
When ordering, specify the name, number, letter designation, color, quantity, container size and packaging form. The order should be placed with the PROTAVIC order entry department. The minimum order size is $100.00. Evaluation kits are available for $40.00. The $ 40.00 fee will be credited against the first order for the product.

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Technical information and recommendations made by Protavic America, Inc. concerning products and uses or applications thereof, are based on reliable laboratory tests and are believed to be accurate. No warranty, however, is expressed or implied, nor is any warranty expressed or implied as to results to be obtained from use of said materials, whether used singly or in combination with other products. No statements made are to be construed as constituting a license under any existing patent.