Silicone Rubber Performance
Silicone rubber is a high-performance elastomer with exceptional resistance to temperature extremes. Silicone molded and die-cut gaskets remain functional within a temperature range of -55°C to +200°C, intermittent to +240°C.
The low-temperature flexibility of silicone is unmatched by any other elastomer. Silicone gaskets are often chosen due to their excellent resistance to chemicals, water, fire, fungal growth, ozone, heat, and aging.
Silicone has outstanding tensile strength, elongation, tear strength, and compression set. The versatility and long service life of silicone make it ideal for a wide variety of applications.
CUSCOR can provide you with a variety of silicone rubber products including gaskets, self-adhesive tapes, sponge and foams.
And we can process silicone into block, sheet, roll, and various die cuttings.
Applications of silicone rubber:
1. Electrical insulation: Silicone rubber’s excellent electrical insulating properties make it suitable for use in electrical connectors, cables, and insulators.
2. Automotive industry: Silicone rubber is used in gaskets, seals, hoses, and other components in the automotive industry, thanks to its resistance to high temperatures, weathering, and chemicals.
3. Medical devices: Silicone rubber’s biocompatibility and flexibility make it ideal for manufacturing various medical devices such as implants, tubing, catheters, and prosthetics.
4. Consumer products: Silicone rubber is used in a wide range of consumer products, including kitchenware (baking mats, spatulas), personal care items (baby bottle nipples, pacifiers), and electronic accessories (phone cases, keypads).
5. Aerospace industry: Silicone rubber is used in aerospace applications due to its ability to withstand extreme temperature variations and resist harsh environmental conditions found in aircraft and spacecraft.
6. Construction and architecture: Silicone rubber is used for sealing and weatherproofing in construction projects. It is applied as sealants in windows, doors, and expansion joints to prevent air and water leakage.
7. Food processing: Silicone rubber’s non-toxic nature and resistance to high temperatures make it suitable for food-grade applications, such as baking molds, cooking utensils, and food storage containers.
8. Industrial manufacturing: Silicone rubber is utilized in various industrial applications, including molding, casting, and die-cutting processes, due to its heat resistance, chemical stability, and durability.
These are just a few examples of the many applications of silicone rubber. Its unique properties make it a preferred choice in industries where flexibility, durability, and resistance to extreme conditions are required.