Silicone rubber provides the maximum in reliability – whether exposed to a variety of adverse environmental conditions, stored for indefinite periods, or used under normal operating conditions. Silicone rubber offers high resistivity too adverse conditions which normally cause rubber to deteriorate i.e. ozone, corona, temperature extremes, radiation, moisture, compression set, weathering and chemical attacks. Silicone sheets offers a useful life which is unmatched by other known elastomers. Our materials are manufactured to ZZ-R-765, AA-59588, applicable MIL, AMS and SAE standards. Commercial grades are available in durometers from 10 to 85.
The following are general characteristics of our Silicone Rubber Sheets :
Weathering Resistance – Silicone rubber resists the deteriorating effects of sunlight, ozone and gases which causes weathering. Inherently water repellent, moist operating conditions does not affect silicone. Very dry conditions and low humidity will not leach, dry out, or affect Silicone in any way.
Resistance to Water – Silicone resists the deteriorating effects of the agents found in rainwater nitrates, sulfates, chloride and hydrogenous. Surface water containing mineral acids, bases and salts from the soil normally have no detrimental effect on silicone.
Good fungus resistance – Although Silicone rubber is not anti-fungicidal, it is not a nutrient for fungi nor is it adversely affected by fungus or mold.
Ozone and Corona – Most organic rubbers break down rapidly and lose their inherent physical properties on ozone and corona exposure. Silicone, on the other hand, can withstand high concentrations of ozone (200ppm) with comparable effects resembling that of heat aging on silicone. The corona resistance of Silicone approaches that of mica with the added advantage of silicone’s flexibility.
Electrical Properties of Silicone compare favorably with the best insulating organic materials. Silicone rubbers fatigue life under continuous stress is high, allowing it to outperform organic rubbers when subjected to voltage for a prolonged period of time.
Physical Strength of elastomers is measured by testing the tensile, tear, elongation, and compression set. In general, Silicone rubber is strong, resilient and stretchable at temperatures where organic rubber fails.
Flammability – Certain Silicone rubber products inherently possess a profile of fire hazard characteristics which make them useful for applications where good flame retardation and minimum fire hazard is desired. For example most Silicone rubber products will pass MIL – STD – 417A horizontal resistance to flame (Test method M).
Low Temperature Flexibility – Yet another advantage Silicone has over most organic rubbers, is that the durometer and modulus show little change at temperatures as low as -100°F.
Price list for Commercial Red :
- Colors available in Black, Blue, White, Gray & Translucent FDA . *Prices may vary.
- Also Available in Rolls.
- Cut strip service available.
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