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Silicone for Automotive Sealing & Protection

Silicone rubber delivers the strength, resistance and durability required for reliable automotive applications.

As consumers demand a boost in power and performance, the heat increase that is generated is a factor that engineers must consider and manage, and this is where a quality engineering specialist comes into play.

Automotive manufacturers rely heavily on the quality and performance of rubber materials and, with increasing heat present in new vehicles, silicone rubber comes into its own, offering the perfect solution.

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How can silicone be used?

Silicone sponge is used in a variety of applications but generally its purpose is to seal, insulate or protect an application from flame, heat, water, dust or general weathering.

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Acoustic & vibration insulation

Silicone sponge protects applications from vibration damage acting as a dampener, as well as being an acoustic insulator in.

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Seals & gaskets

Silicone sponge provides ultra low compression force deflection and compression set making it ideal for use as seals and gaskets

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Thermal insulation

It’s closed cell structure allows for excellent thermal insulation in a wide range of applications.

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Protection & safety

Protection from environmental stresses, vibration and extreme temperatures.

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Sealing profiles

Custom sponge extrusions (tubing, profiles, cords and sections) are used commonly as seals for LED units and other electrical enclosures

Automotive manufacturers rely heavily on the quality and performance of rubber

Due to the temperature rise, there has been an increase in silicone usage being used in new vehicles as EPDM gets replaced, due to its inferior temperature performance (140°C max).

With extreme temperature resistance from -60°C to 230°C and outstanding weathering properties, silicone rubber can extend the service life of automotive assemblies. Its resistance to rain, wind, salt, abrasion, ultraviolet radiation and chemicals make silicone the material of choice in the automotive sector.

Silicone Engineering is an engineering technical specialist and is firmly in the driving seat, leading the way in silicone solutions for the automotive industry.

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PRODUCT FEATURES

Why choose silicone rubber for automotive solutions?

Fulfilling silicone solutions across automotive interiors and exteriors, as well as a whole host of mass transit interiors, silicone rubber boasts a host of properties to fulfil a range of automotive needs. As an engineering specialist, Silicone Engineering is delighted to supply precision-manufactured silicone solutions to serve the automotive industry.

Environmental resistance

Its excellent weathering resistance makes silicone a perfect choice for the automotive sector. Its resistance to wind, rain, salt, chemicals, abrasion and ultraviolet radiation puts it one step above any other solution.

Sealing properties

With low compression set and its closed cell structure, kSil® silicone sponge prevents water, dust and moisture ingress, providing a water tight seal to prevent electronic failure

Temperature resistance

Silicone rubber delivers impressive extreme temperature resistance from -60°C to 230°C, making it an ideal solution compared to other elastomer alternatives.

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Automotive Applications for Silicone Products

Silicone rubber is used in a wide range of vehicle interiors and exteriors, and is quickly becoming the material of choice to provide solutions for sealing, insulating and protecting a host of interiors applications. Silicone rubber provides solutions for numerous car parts, such as EV battery seals, engines gaskets, headlamps seals and shock absorbers to name but a few.

  • Airbags
  • Ignition cables
  • HT Cables
  • Grommets
  • Radiator seals
  • Performance hoses
  • Vibration dampening
  • Spark plug boots
  • Ventilation flaps
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