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Ccommercial use of silicone in trains

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.

Q: 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

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

Why do Engineers Choose Silicone?

In today’s elastomer market, the choice of rubbers available to engineers and designers is vast. The sheer number of choices can often cause confusion as to which rubber to select for certain applications. Properties such as temperature resistance, compression set, tear strength and elongation may not be fully understood, which therefore effects making the correct choice of rubber.

Here we discuss why engineers choose silicone rubber as a material over other rubbers and the benefits the elastomer has when in applications.

Firstly we

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Is Silicone a Rubber, Elastomer or Polymer? Find out with Silicone Engineering

You may have heard a number of terms for describing rubber-like materials such as polymers, elastomer and synthetics and thought what is the difference between them (if any at all)? Here we explain the difference between rubbers, synthetics, polymers and elastomers as well as focusing on our material – silicone. We explain what group silicone falls into to allow you to gain understanding when choosing a rubber material for application.

Rubber

Is essentially the original name given to Latex and is a

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