Silicone is a high performance material with a variety of potential uses. It is incredibly resistant to UV light, oxygen, ozone and general wear and tear. It’s heat resistant up to 250 degrees Celsius. It is a soft material that is comfortable against the skin. It has great biomedical properties and is very inert.

Silicone’s numerous properties align it with a variety of commercial manufacturing uses across sectors including medical, automotive, electronics, healthcare, consumer and aerospace.

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Diverse Thermal And Environmental Properties

Silicone rubber is extremely resistant to high and low temperatures (-50°C to +250°C) with only slight changes in physical properties between -50°C and +180°C. It can be used indefinitely at 150°C with virtually no change in its physical properties.

Silicone rubbers are highly UV-resistant and able to withstand extreme wind, rain, salt and abrasion, providing higher durability than organic rubbers in external and some industrial environments. Silicone rubber has a water-repellent surface, and it exhibits good chemical resistance and flame retardancy. When silicone rubbers do burn, they do not produce noxious gas.

Silicone’s long-term tensile strength and weatherability lead to its usage as adhesives, lubricants and sealants in highly regulated industries such as automotive, industrial and consumer products, in electronic devices and computer technology, and in power distribution.

With the ability to bond diverse materials, including concrete, glass, granite, steel and plastics, and absorb stress and movement from wind or earthquakes, silicone products are also found in construction applications.

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Excellent Medical Properties

Silicone rubber has high purity levels, compared with other polymers. It exhibits a number of other properties that make it suitable for applications that need to meet strict safety and certification requirements within the medical and food industries.

Silicone is inert, odourless and tasteless. It is resistant to bacteria, does not react with other materials and does not irritate the body. When used externally, internally or intravenously, silicone materials do not generate unwelcome by-products or trigger allergic reactions.

Flexibility For Optimum Processing

Benefit of silicone manufacturing is its flexibility and suitability for most industrial and commercial manufacturing applications.

Silicone is naturally translucent but can be manufactured in a range of colours. We can create varying degrees of hardness or softness and modify coefficient of friction as needed. Silicone has exceptional insulation properties, but we can alter it to exhibit semiconducting properties.

Silicone is readily cured and silicone molding is ideal for products as diverse as automotive components and bakeware.