Silicone is a semi-organic elastomer with outstanding resistance to extremes of temperature with corresponding resistance to compression set and retention of flexibility.
Silicone elastomers provide excellent resistance to ozone, oxygen, and moisture.
Low physical strength and abrasion resistance combined with high friction properties limit silicone to static seal applications.
Silicone utilizes a flexible siloxane backbone rather than a carbon backbone like many other elastomers and has very low glass transition temperatures.
O-rings, rubber seals and custom moulded rubber components for:
seals (static) for extreme temperature applications
excellent extreme temperature properties
excellent compression set resistance
very clean, low odour and taste
typically not good for dynamic seals due to friction properties and poor abrasion resistance
|General Description||Chemical Description||ISO/DIN 1629||Other Trade names & Abbreviations||ASTM D2000 Designations|
|Silicone||Silicone rubber||VMQ||PVMQ||FC, FE, GE|
|Temperature Range (Dry Heat)||Low||High|
|Fahrenheit||- 75 °F||450 °F|
|Celsius||-59 °C||232 °C|