AEP blends and formulations can be used to modify elastomers and sealants so that they swell on absorption of water. This action assists the seals to self-heal against the passage of water.
Features of AEP Compounds
Cross linked for chemical stability
Variable formulations for tailored properties
Wide choice of expansion volumes
Wide choice of expansion rates
Stable and consistent from pH 1 to pH 14 inclusive
Stable and consistent in distilled water and saline to 20+% NaCl
AEP materials and formulations can be used in combination with a range of sealnts and elastomers to form water-swellable gaskets and jointing materials. These materials can be used to form self-healing seals.