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How is silicone used on trains?

The UK railway system is the oldest in the world. The first locomotive-hauled public railway opened almost 200 years ago, in 1825. The UK has the 17th largest railway system in the world, and also the fifth busiest with a ridership in 2015/16 of 1.718 billion passengers. Such heavy usage puts the network under pressure and means that, in order to withstand the demand being placed upon them, the materials used on the trains need to be of the absolute

Where is silicone used in Trains?

When railway vehicles are designed and constructed, the safety for passengers and staff is the top priority. Safety levels have been increased continually over the years and today all materials used must fulfil the highest fire protection and passenger safety requirements. Silicone Engineering has long manufactured both solid silicone and sponge/foam silicones that are used frequently in the railway industry. Silicone parts are produced in varied formats from sheets, flexible profiles and fabric constructions to moulded parts. In this blog

Silicone Rubber for LED Lighting Systems

LED lighting is already one of the most energy-efficient developed technologies on the market due to the durable and long lasting performance compared to conventional lighting technologies. LED lights have been hailed as the future of interior and exterior lighting as they use very little energy, have an increased lifespan and, unlike regular energy-saving bulbs, they produce an instantly bright light when switched on.

However, although more energy efficient, LED’s generate high heat, meaning thermal management is critical to allow LED

Flexible Silicone Solutions for the Rail Industry

The rail industry has seen vast improvements in both design and passenger safety over the last decade. Advanced interior designs using specialist materials allow rolling stock to become more efficient and more importantly, safer in operation.

Silicone lends itself to being used in a number of applications within the rail industry. Interior applications such as HVAC gaskets, lighting seals, door seals and silicone sheeting for vibration dampening highlights the versatility of silicone and its additional benefits that add to safety.

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Silicone Rubber in Aerospace

In an industry with no margin for error, reliable and high performing materials need to be used for the construction of aircraft. Silicone rubber’s versatile properties and its ability to withstand extreme temperatures makes it one of the ideal materials to use in the Aerospace industry.

Due to the fluctuation in temperatures experienced when aircraft are in operation, from hot temperatures on the ground to freezing temperatures at altitude, materials (in this case silicone rubber) need to be able to cope

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