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Find out how Silicone Engineering’s knowledge and expertise in the industry provides explanations and answers to all your silicone questions.

What to expect at the Railway Interiors Expo Prague

When it comes to the future of customer experiences in rail travel, there’s only one place all professionals in the field will be gathering to experience it for themselves this year.

Taking place on the 14-15 November 2017 in Hall 1, the Railway Interiors Expo Prague is the international showcase of everything within a railcar. Since its inaugural event back in 2004, the expo has pushed advancements in design, technology and safety every year.

All decision makers in the industry – from

Protection of electronics using gaskets and seals in rail and mass transit industry

Electrical enclosures come in all different shapes and formats, from wall mounted units to standard control and junction boxes. Outdoor electronic enclosures are exposed to a number of environmental elements from extreme temperatures, UV, Ozone and general weathering such as heavy rain and wind which is why the sealing material used to protect the inside of enclosures needs to be able to withstand such a variety of stresses.

Enclosures are used for a diverse range of applications, providing control systems for everything

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How Do You Manufacture Silicone?

The following blog will explore the Silicone Engineering manufacturing process, from receiving the elemental ingredients into Goods In, to a silicone rubber product leaving us at Goods Out!

Here at Silicone Engineering, we are very fortunate to have outstanding mixing and compounding facilities. The Mill Room is the hub of the business giving Silicone Engineering the capability to mix and blend our own custom silicone formulations and grades.

In essence, the Mill Room is where our silicone products start their journey, a

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Where does silicone rubber come from?

To grasp the multitude of ways silicone rubber can be used, it is important to realise its origins. In this blog, we take a look at where silicone comes from to understand more about its characteristics.

Understanding the different types of rubber

To understand what silicone is you first need to know the different types of rubber available. In its purest form, natural rubber is more commonly recognised as latex and actually comes directly from a rubber tree. These trees were first


What is EPDM?

When selecting a rubber for use, many Engineers end up needing to make a choice between selecting silicone or EPDM. We obviously have a preference for silicone(!) but how do the two match up against each other? What is EPDM and if you find yourself needing to choose between the two, how do you decide? Here is our quick-fire guide to EPDM…

What is EPDM?

EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomers and it’s a type of high density synthetic rubber. It’s

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