How should I pick a sealant?
Most importantly, you need to consider the requirements of your application. Will you be using it in a hot, humid, and wet condition? Then you’d be better off with a sealant with anti-fungal and waterproof properties. Just filling a wall crack? An acrylic sealant would be effective, and at the right price, like our Pereseal PC.
Whatever it is, you can always feel free to give us a call or send us a mail, we will find you the best product for your application.
What’s the difference between a silicon sealant and a silicone sealant?
There’s actually no such thing as a silicon sealant – it’s just a common misspelling of silicone sealant. This is an easy mistake to make since silicon is a word by itself, and commonly used in other areas. Silicon, without the “e”, is the periodic table element and is a commonly used word in fields like technology, such as Silicon Valley, or silicon semiconductors.
Silicone, on the other hand, is a chemical compound that contains silicon.
All silicone sealants available on the market are based on silicone compounds, and thus should be referred to as silicone sealants instead of silicon sealants.
Silicones just refer to all sealants, right?
Wrong. Silicone sealants account for a large percentage of total sealant use, and as a result, many users use the term “silicone” or even “silicon” interchangeably with the term “sealant”. We’ve met people who have been using acrylic sealants for years, and still call it a silicone.
This is similar to how people call tissue paper Kleenex, diapers Pampers, and inline skates Rollerblades.
For sealants, the fact is that all these product falls under the broader category “sealants” – products used to seal gaps, joints, assemblies and voids – not “silicones”. The different chemistries used in the formulation of each sealant product further defines that product – so a silicone sealant is made of silicone, while a polyurethane sealant is made of PU.
We call all our sealants the appropriate term, sealants, and to be specific, each sealant is sub-defined with its chemistry.