Silicone Condensation Thixo C
Thixo allows you to thicken the otherwise fluid silicone.
Silicone Thixo C (condensation-curing) is a viscous component that can be added to the pourable condensation curing silicone, to make it thicker or even paste like. This way you can cover vertical and inclined planes without the silicone running down.
First you mix the A- and B-component of the silicone. Once this is done you can add Thixo C. Do this in steps of 0.5%, stirring continuously, until you get the thickness you need. Give each step a little time before adding more. Normally a 1% addition suffices.
Example: for 1 Kg of silicone usually 10 grams Thixo C is required.
The flowability of the Thixo C is better when the temperature is higher. In winter you might place it next to the heating to make it more fluid.
Please add no more than 4% Thixo C as this may negatively affect the silicone.
Thixo increases Shore values by about 1 point and the pot life and demold time is reduced a little.
Note: This product is not a curing agent of the silicone. So you really need to mix both the A and B component before adding Thixo C.
This Thixo C works only on condensation curing silicone, not on addition curing silicone like silicone platin / Addition Transparent 40, etc.
The Thixo C is available in a 50 or 500 gram bottle. This is usually sufficient for approximately 5 kg or 25 Kg of silicone blend.
Provided that the components are stored in sealed containers in a cool, frost-free place away from direct sunlight, the shelf life is at least 1 year.
Use protective gloves.