Our Silicone Materials
Working closely with you, at all levels in the supply chain, Silicone Engineering will provide you with the best silicone solution to meet your requirements.
Silicone Engineering manufactures and supplies silicone rubber and silicone sponge products through multiple-levels of the business-to-business (B2B) supply chains.
Silicone Material Suppliers
When supplying products to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) businesses, or to end-users, it is important to have in-depth knowledge of the end-use application to ensure silicone rubber products are fit for purpose, cost effective and meet relevant international standards. That is why our team of silicone experts work closely with you at every step of the way from enquiry and design to formulation and manufacturing of the product.
Manufacturing Silicone Materials
All our silicone materials are kitted, mixed and manufactured at our 55,000 sq ft facility in Blackburn Lancashire. This means we have full trace of the production process and quality management.
Our silicone materials go into many applications across a wide range of industries and it would be impossible to list them all. However, silicone sheeting materials are usually supplied to converters and gasket cutters who, in turn, supply their finished products to the next tier in the supply chain. Whereas our silicone dairy tubing often gets sent to global agriculture distributors to be sold on to dairy farms.
What is silicone rubber material?
Silicone rubber is a high-performance elastomer, which provides excellent electrical insulation, high temperature performance, transparency, and durability. As a result, silicone rubber offers incredible versatility and has the ability to accommodate demanding performance specifications.
Suitable for use within a wide range of applications, this material offers optimum heat resistance, chemical stability, abrasion resistance, weatherability and more. Composed of silicone and other molecules such as carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, silicone rubber is a robust and highly resistant elastomer.
What temperature can silicone rubbers withstand?
Silicone rubbers can withstand temperature ranging from -60°C to 230°C, depending on the duration, temperature and level of exposure the material endures. Incredibly adaptable, silicone rubber is extremely resilient when exposed to environmental stresses such as extreme wind, rain, Ozone and UV rays for prolonged periods of time, with virtually no change in its physical properties.
This resistance to both hot and cold conditions provides the ultimate balance of mechanical and chemical characteristics for demanding applications, across a diverse range of sectors.