RTV

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Description

An acronym for room temperature Vulcanization. The RTV process involves the mixing of a rubber, usually Silicone, with a catalyst to form a harder stronger material. The rubber vulcanizes chemically without the addition of heat. RTVs are used for sealing, caulking, and molds. Some commercial RTVs include GTE silicone resins.

Synonyms and Related Terms

room temperature vulcanization; vulcanizzazione a temperatura ambiente (It.)

FTIR

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Collection Risks

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

Additional Information

º J. P.Maish, "Silicone rubber staining of terracotta surfaces", Studies in Conservation 39:250–56, 1994.

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