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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.


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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

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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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EPDM vs Silicone Rubber: Who comes out on top?

At Silicone Engineering we are committed to producing the highest quality silicone rubber for use in a variety of applications across a wide range of industry sectors.

From Rail and Mass Transit to renewable energy, silicone rubber and EPDM often go head to head as competing materials with buyers but the decision to choose one material over the other needn’t be a difficult one.

The difference between EPDM and Silicone Rubber

Find out the difference between EPDM and Silicone with our feature guide. If

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What are the commercial applications of silicone?

The commercial applications of silicone rubber are more varied than you think. Here are some questions we are commonly asked regarding silicone’s uses within various industries.

Q: What type of rubber is used in automobiles?

When people think of rubber being part of a car, tyres come to mind as the best-known rubber application. But look deeper and you will find an array of different rubber elastomers used as various components within a car. These rubbers include: Nitrile, natural rubber, EPDM, Butyl

What is Silicone and other useful questions

An introduction to silicone

At Silicone Engineering, we are frequently asked many questions regarding silicone and its applications. To give you a basic understanding, we’ve compiled the top five most commonly asked questions to give you all the knowledge you need.

What is silicone?

As they say in those famous shampoo adverts: ‘here is the science bit’. Silicones are polymers, which are large molecules composed of many repeated sub-units. These polymers are made up of siloxane – a chain of alternating silicon atoms and oxygen atoms

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