What is Silicone?
Silicone rubber is an inorganic polymer comprising of silicone and oxygen, which We can modify by adding various chemicals to improve performance. Adding fluorine to silicone rubber compounds will make it solvent-resistant; phenyl will improve low temperature flexibility and resists gamma radiation; and vinyl makes vulcanisation more effective.
What is Silicone used for?
It is used to make gaskets, cookware, medical instruments. They are good for this because it has the ability to repel water and form watertight seals. Does not stick to many substrates, but adheres very well to others, e.g. glass.
Which industries would use Silicone?
Temperature Range –150°F to +450°F
Chemical Resistance – Silicon exhibits great temperature range capabilities. Silicones also has good resistance to ozone, weather and is also a good insulator. However, it has low tensile, tear and wear resistance