C. W. Huck


Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Monitor the Curing Reaction of Silicone Adhesives

August 01, 2015

In recent years there has been increased use of silicones in medicine, especially for medicinal implants. Quality control of intracorporeal-used silicones is an important task for ensuring patients’ health, but it is also a challenging one. The traditional mechanical methods used for the quality control of these silicone products, like rheometric measurements, tend to waste a lot of raw material. In this study, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been used to replace the traditional method (rheometric measurements of control samples) using rheometry only as reference method to generate different calibration models. The applicability of NIRS as non-invasive analysis method is proven and the developed calibration models for curing processes of a silicone-adhesive at different temperatures are shown.