Developed by Aremco Products, the Pyro-Duct 597-A is a silver-filled, high temperature, electrically and thermally conductive adhesive that is used to produce electronic and high vacuum component applications to 927 °C. Formulated using high purity silver powders with a proprietary inorganic binder system, it exhibits a volume resistivity of 0.0002 Ωcm, at room temperature, which is a ten-fold improvement over conductive epoxy. The tensile shear strength is 6.89kPa. The single component, water dispersible system contains no organic resins or solvents. It sets at room temperature in 1-2 h and heat cures in 1-2 h at 93 °C. In the uncured state, the adhesive is easily cleaned using warm water and soap. Typical applications include sensors usedin high vacuum systems,mounting single crystalline wafers for electroscopic analysis, high temperature connectors, specialty lighting and semiconductor components.