Room Temperature Technique

Cor-Tech Products, developed by chemists at Dow Corning Corporation, allow room temperature impregnation with several different polymer, crosslinker, and catalyst combinations.

According to Corcoran Laboratories, Inc. the different combinations allow to control the degree of specimen firmness and flexibility. The polymers used in this process are relatively thin in order to increase tissue penetration effectiveness and to reduce forced impregnation time, which should be of value in impregnation of skin, sclera etc.

Specimens are impregnated with a polymer and crosslinker mixture which does not thicken at room temperature. Curing is initiated immediately by wiping the specimens with a thin layer of catalyst.