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Material Properties

Fundamental properties of silicone | Why silicone?
Thanks to its material properties, silicone is suitable for many applications in a wide variety of industries. The benefits of silicone compared to other elastomers mean that its range of applications is continually expanding. The benefits become clear when describing individual properties:

Thermal properties

  • Heat resistant to 200°C using standard material, and up to 300°C using heat stabilizing material, in dry heat

  • Low-temperature flexibility

    • Very good low-temperature flexibility to minus 60° C as standard and minus 100°C using special material

    Physiological properties

    • Tasteless and odourless
    • Can be sterilised
    • No plasticisers
    • Can be used in food and drinking-water applications

    Resistant to weathering and ageing

    • Very good resistance to ozone and UV light
    • Resistant to moisture
    • very good resistance to ageing

    Burning behaviour

    • No separation of toxic combustion products
    • Compounds with low flammability available
    • Suitable for applications with high fire-proofing requirements

    Electrical properties

    • Very good insulating effects, non-conductive
    • The electrical properties are almost resistant to temperature and moisture

    Chemical resistance

    • Can be steam sterilised to 130°C
    • Resistant to weak acids and alkalis

    Mechanical properties

    • Very good resilience and in the high range are superior to other elastomers

    Colours

    • Standard transparent
    • Any other colour in the RAL table, and special customer colours are possible

    A wide range of uses thanks to high-performance silicone

    • Energy industry
    • Electronic industry
    • Railway industry
    • Automotive industry
    • Air and aerospace industry
    • Construction
    • Lighting industry
    • Medical devices