Silicone Rubber Products: Rubber Tubing and More
If you need a rubber product that can withstand difficult environments, silicone rubber can be an excellent choice for your applications. When it comes to extreme temperature, silicone rubber offers great resistance, being able to operate normally from -100°C to +250°C (-150°F to +480°F). At extreme temperatures, the tensile strength, elongation, tear strength and compression set can be far superior to conventional rubbers. This makes it one of the materials of choice in many extreme environments.
What is Silicone Rubber used for?
Silicone is a very clean rubber with low odor and taste. In addition to temperature resistance, other advantages of silicone rubber include insulation from electricity, compression set resistance, and the ability to repel water. Because of these advantages, silicone rubber is a versatile material for many industries, including:
Custom silicone rubber parts can be used in the production of:
Caution: Generally, silicones are attacked by most concentrated solvents, oils, acids, and dilute sodium hydroxide.
- ASTM D-2000 Classification:
FC, FE, GE
- Large temperature resistance range (-150°F) -100°C to
- Excellent weatherability
Benefits & Advantages
- Great thermal stability
- Repels water & forms tight seals
- Good electrical insulation