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Joining Silicone and Latex

Joining Silicone and Latex

Joining Silicone and Latex

I'm working on the design of a new style of SCUBA diving mask/helmet.  I'd like to know if there is a good way to join latex and silicone.  If possible I'd like to weld it, but I know that I might need to glue if I use those two materials - so any info is appreciated.  Information on where to find helpful tips on joining silicone and latex would also be of help.


RE: Joining Silicone and Latex

"Nothing sticks to silicone"

Sometimes you can get 100% silicone caulking to stick to it, you can sometimes get uncured silicone to stick to cured silicone.  But you can't really count on it.  If you can get a mechanical bond (i.e., grooves), it might work.  

There is apparently a new product that glues silicone to silicone, that might be helpful....

-- BLP --

RE: Joining Silicone and Latex

Hi Hulin
Try Loctite 406 by Prism.I have never tried it on latex or silicone but it might be worth a try.I have used it on most other plastics,nylons,rubber,neoprene & elastics with great success.Your diving helmet sounds pretty excitng,would you be using an existing but modified fibre glass helmet married to a silicone mask with a full face mask of latex.
Do you need a neckseal?(i.e.is it wet or dry inside)
Would your design lend itself to use with a rebreather mouthpiece?

RE: Joining Silicone and Latex

Thanks for the information!  Unfortunately I cannot tell you too much about the design of the diving helmet.  As much as I would like to hear your opinions on it, I have signed a confidentiality agreement.  I can tell you though, that it will use a neckseal and will not require a mouthpiece.
Thanks again for the info.,

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