Sealants are broadly used in a variety of commercial and residential applications to fill gaps and prevent passage of liquids and gasses while still allowing for limited expansion and contraction of the substrates. Proper selection and use of sealants will help the technologist to optimize the performance characteristics for each application. Sealants 101 provides the foundation of knowledge necessary to understand the science & technology behind sealants and the many markets and applications that benefit from their use.
George Sivy, Product Engineer – Sika Corporation
George Sivy holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the Pennsylvania State University. With over 20 years’ experience in the adhesives and sealants industry, Dr. Sivy has worked with numerous technologies including, acrylics, butyls, anaerobic, epoxies, urethanes, and silicones. He has held a range of technical positions including research and development, technical service, consulting, and product engineering.