Silicone Sheet&Rod

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Silicone Rubber Applications

  • This rubber can be extruded into tubes, strips, solid cord or any custom profiles.
  • Silicone Rubber can also be moulded into custom designs and shapes.
  • This form of synthetic rubber is available for making molds that are poured, brushed or sprayed on to a model.
  • Suitable for casting low melt metal alloys like lead, tin, pewter.
  • Also used in the production casting of resins.

Advantages of Silicone Rubber

Due to the physical, mechanical and thermal properties of silicon rubber, its advantages are many.
  • High and low temperature stability
  • Inertness, that is no taste or smell
  • Translucent and easy to color
  • Wide hardness range
  • Chemical resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Sealing performance
  • Electrical properties
  • Compression set resistance

Disadvantages of Silicone Rubber

Although silicone rubber has many advantages to its many properties, there are certain disadvantages of silicone rubber too.
  • Silicone rubber is generally high in cost.
  • It is sensitive to substances like sulfur clay that may prevent the silicone from curing which is known as cure inhibition.
  • Silicone rubber is usually very thick, having high viscosity.
  • It must be vacuum degassed before pouring to minimize bubble entrapment.

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