Industrial sealants are liquid and viscous compounds used to contain fluids. It is also prevent leaks and prevent infiltration of unwanted material. They may also include compounds for filling gaps or seams. Industrial sealants are available in a variety of compositions and forms, including liquids, aerosols, powders, and pastes. Many types of industrial sealants are available. Certainly the ones that are most commonly used of all the industrial sealants available are the liquid and powder varieties.
Liquid, aerosol, and powder sealants are three types of industrial sealants. Liquid industrial sealants are flowing liquids with low to moderate viscosities. Aerosol sealants are industrial sealants that are applied by spraying or atomizing a liquid and projecting the droplets onto a surface. Adhesives from aerosol-based industrial sealants are dispensed from an aerosol can or spray gun. Powder industrial sealants are finely-divided particulates, such as novolac phenolic resins. The viscosity of these types tends to be low to moderate and which is why they are so quick and easily to apply and which is why using a spray gun or aerosol can is so efficient.
The paste types of silicone sealant need to be applied using either a gun or trowel and as they are more pressure needs to be applied on them to ensure that they adhere to the surface well. However, this particular type of industrial sealant takes far less time to set and also is much more malleable than the other types. These types of sealants are not only used in industry but also in our homes as well. We know them more as caulk, grout and mastic and will often be used as a way of preventing water penetration. Mainly such products will be found used to seal around the edges of baths, sinks and of course to prevent water from getting under tiles.
There are certain filling compounds, putties and gels that have been developed and used purely to repair large holes or cracks in items. These particular sealants need to adhere well and have a high structural integrity. But the big advantage they have over other types of industrial sealants is that they are extremely pliable and can be molded to form any shape. Also today there are certain industrial sealants that are used with electrical components. These will have the ability to withstand high temperatures (up to 350 degrees Celsius) and so are used for sealing heating and ventilation equipment.