is an ideal material for seals, O-rings, gaskets and many other sealing applications. Its excellent properties, including temperature resistance, flame and steam resistance and low chemical reactivity, make it a versatile sealing material that can be used in a wide range of industries.
Suitable for harsh environments
Because silicone rubber has excellent thermal stability, it’s suitable for sealing joint components in equipment that faces extreme heat or cold. It also holds up well under high and low pressures, providing a reliable seal that’s tough enough to withstand a lot of wear and tear.
Often referred to as an “expensive” material, silicone can actually be a cost-effective choice for industrial and commercial companies who want to ensure that their equipment works effectively without having to pay for costly repairs or replacements after a breakdown. Its durability and flexibility also mean that it can be molded into custom products, such as tubing and O-rings.
Durable and Flexible
Unlike synthetic materials, silicone rubber can resist a wide range of temperatures, which makes it an ideal option for ovens, food carts and other applications that are subjected to varying temperatures. Depending on the product formulation, silicone can withstand lows of up to -100degC and highs of up to 310degC.
Compatible with a variety of sterilisation processes
Due to its conductive and non-toxic properties, silicone rubber is widely used in a number of sterile medical devices and equipment. It’s also compatible with a number of sterilization techniques, including dry heat, electron beams, ethylene oxide and gamma radiation.