Silicone rubber is a synthetic rubber with excellent properties: dielectric, resistance to heat, cold, chemicals, ozone, UV and aging. Silicone is non-stick, neutral and non-toxic. It does not corrode or pollute the products with which it is in contact.
Advantages of silicone rubber
- Resistance to extreme temperatures
- Nontoxic electrically insulating
Limits: Avoid contact with petroleum derivatives, ketones, chlorinated, aliphatic or aromatic solvents, concentrated mineral acids. Poor mechanical properties.
Example of silicone rubber applications
- Gasket Medical material
- Clothing protective equipment
- Thermal insulation
- Safety curtain
Sectors of use of silicone
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|GENERAL PROPERTIES||min - max|
|Hardness ShA||30 - 90 ShA|
|Hardness IRHD||30 - 90 IRHD|
|Tensile Strength||8 - 20|
|Elongation at break||100% - 900%|
|Continuous Temperature||-80 C° - 200C°|
|Point Température||-80 C° - 220C°|
|Resistance to solvents|
|Resistance to acids|