Frequently Asked Uni-forms Questions
Are Uni-forms available in more than one epoxy system?
Uni-forms are currently available in numerous epoxy systems. Please view Epoxy Systems or contact us to select an epoxy system that is suitable for your application.
Will Uni-forms seals re-melt after they are cured?
Multi-Seals epoxies are thermosets. When Uni-forms melt during the initial cure, short molecular chains cross-link and form longer, polymeric chains. When the epoxy is fully cured, it will not re-melt at subsequent high temperatures.
What type of oven is recommended for curing MSI epoxy preforms?
The consistency of the final seal depends mainly upon three factors: (1) the consistency of the component being sealed, (2) the consistency of the epoxy preform, and (3) the consistency of heat transfer (i.e., oven). Factors 1 and 2 are close toleranced and should not be the cause of inconsistencies. Therefore, the oven system will require the closest attention. We recommend the use of a mechanical convection (forced air) oven. This type of oven allows for fastest recovery and the most consistent means of heat transfer. If a static air oven is used to cure epoxy, MSI’s recommended cure schedules should be doubled or increased according to the results of qualification tests. The oven should be calibrated at least one a year. For additional curing recommendations, download our Uni-form Recommendations Sheet.
What other equipment can be used to cure MSI epoxy preforms?
In addition to mechanical convection ovens, Uni-form epoxy preforms are also cured with hot plates, tunnel ovens, and heat lamps.
What are the storage requirements for Uni-form epoxy preforms?
Uni-forms should be stored in a cool, dry area. An air-conditioned office environment is best but not absolutely necessary. The preforms should be kept in closed containers when not in use. For additional storage recommendations, download our Uni-form Recommendations Sheet.
Do Uni-forms require refrigeration?
We do not recommend refrigeration, as this will cause condensation and moisture contamination if improperly handled.
Is Multi-Seals, Inc. ISO Certified?
Yes, Multi-Seals is ISO 9001:2008 certified for component sealing services and manufacture of epoxy preforms for sealing of electromechanical components.
Are Uni-form epoxy preforms available as off-the-shelf items?
Most epoxy preforms are selected or designed for specific components. Please call (860) 643-7188 or email Multi-Seals to discuss the details of your application. We will also conduct free evaluations of components for sealing with our epoxy preforms.
Sample quantities of common preform configurations are available through this web site. Please visit Free Sample Packs for details and ordering instructions.