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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

New Talcing Process Improves Sheeting Quality

With technology constantly changing, it would be naive to turn a blind eye to new ways in which you can improve production processes which can help raise the quality of your products, regardless of your industry.

At Silicone Engineering, we had always used the more conventional way to talc our silicone sheeting which was a very simple process. An operator would apply talc onto the sheeting and a roller would then coat the sheeting evenly, as shown in the picture below. It

Silicone, a key ingredient in renewable energy

Silicone, as a durable, inorganic compound, has a great many uses across a multitude of industries. One of the more exciting industries in which silicone polymer usage is widespread is the renewable energy industry; where its efficiency and long-lasting strength are an absolute boon. The central advantage of the use of silicone is that it often replaces the use of petroleum based organic products, which can leave behind or produce a lot of environmentally damaging pollutants; and which also last

Growth and Diversity of a Silicone Manufacturer

It is both interesting and notable to think where UK manufacturer Silicone Engineering have come from and where the company are now in terms of manufacturing machinery and the possibilities for the future.  Twenty years ago the company comprised many “small scale” machines churning out short runs, we prided ourselves in being able to squash or pull raw silicone compound into any shape or size the customer wanted, 10 meters here, 20 meters there. Here is a stand out thing;

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Silicone Engineering Ltd – The Journey

Let the Journey Begin….

1959 – Silicone Engineering Ltd was born! We were one of the first British pioneering companies dedicated to the processing of silicone rubber. Back then the company focus was silicone sponge extrusion.

1960 – A year later the company started extruding solid silicone to complement the sponge range

1973 – Cable and harnessing were introduced to our capabilities to offer insulated silicone cables

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1975 – Bestobell Seals purchase Silicone Engineering to become a part of the Bestobell

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