What Are Silicone Extrusion?

Silicone extrusion refers to the process of using an extruder to shape silicone material into various profiles, gaskets, seals and other complex designs. The extrusion method involves forcing a silicone compound through a specially designed die to create continuous lengths of the desired cross-section. The resulting silicone extrudates have excellent flexibility, thermal stability, weather resistance and chemical inertness, making them suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.

Silicone extrusion technology can be traced back to the middle of the twentieth century. The United States witnessed the early stages of silicone development in the 1940s, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that silicone rubber became commercially feasible. As technology advanced, producers began to experiment with new molding and forming techniques. The introduction of extrusion technology transformed the silicone business in the 1960s and 1970s.

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