Gelest, Inc. has unveiled a new SIVATE A610 activated amine functional silane, which it says improves adhesion, speeds reactivity and increases bond strength in packaging, polymer, micro-electronics and curing applications. It is for use as a tie-layer between organic and inorganic substrates in multi-layer packaging, a coupling agent for high speed epoxy adhesive bonding, phenolic resins, polyurethanes and polyamides, or as a primer for high-speed UV-acrylated urethane cure systems. SIVATE A610 silane is a proprietary combination of a cyclic azasilane with an amine functional silane that drives a thermodynamically-favored formation of silicon-oxygen bonds to nearly 85 percent completion in less than 15 seconds. It reportedly reacts with more than three times as many hydroxyl groups as conventional ethoxy silanes and has a reaction speed more than 100 times faster than conventional silanes, providing immediate adhesion. Compared to conventional silanes, SIVATE A610 activated amine silane reacts at high speed and offers adhesion and bonding with a wider variety of substrates, including titanium, copper, aluminum, and EVA copolymers and cellulosic resins.