Choosing the right silicone products for your application
As Europe’s leading silicone rubber manufacturer and supplier, Silicone Engineering has the unique ability and technical resources to develop silicone rubber solutions for almost any industry.
With our expertise and over 55 years experience in manufacturing silicone, we are well placed to advise and provide the knowledge on silicone materials for your applications.
With our on-site laboratory and mill room we can test, kit, mix and process all our silicone formulations with complete control of the process.
Our diverse range of products from calendered sheeting to extrusions, sections, profiles and mouldings allows us to be a silicone solution provider to many industries.
Silicone Engineering not only work closely with our customers to provide existing silicone solutions but also have the expertise, knowledge and facilities to develop new formulations to meet exact requirements. With over 2000 existing formulations we’re confident that we have the answer to your silicone requirements.
Why Silicone Rubber?
Silicone rubber is an amazing material. Widely used in a variety of industries, it is generally non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme environments, stresses and temperatures which is why we have made it our life’s work.
High-temperature silicone rubber for virtually any application
Silicone rubber (or, to give it its scientific name, Poly-Siloxane) is an amazing material. It is an inorganic synthetic elastomer, made from a cross-linked silicon-based polymer and offers a unique combination of chemical and mechanical properties, which organic elastomers cannot match. Widely used in a wide variety of industries, it is generally non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme environments, stresses and temperatures.
Silicone rubber has incredible resistance to weathering and environmental influences. Over time, there is very little change to the properties of silicone when exposed to the elements. High-temperature silicone rubber is also resistant to ozone, oxidation, ultraviolet light, corona discharge, cosmic radiation, ionising radiation and general weathering.
Lifespan of general-purpose silicone rubber
As a rule of thumb, a chemical reaction is increased exponentially for every 10°C increase in temperature. It is likely that the lifespan of a general-purpose silicone is halved for every 10°C above its intended use. Therefore, the lifespan of a general-purpose silicone operating at a high temperature of +250°C would be reduced significantly. This could have a serious impact on the intended performance of your silicone rubber products. Experts at Silicone Engineering will advise you of the right silicone material for your application.
Specialist silicone materials
Silicone Engineering offers specialist materials for more demanding applications or environments. These have been continuously developed, refined and improved to deliver an impressive range of silicone formulations that comply with industry standards and meet ever-changing customer needs.
Technical data is available on all Silicone Engineering products. For more details, download the product information or speak to one of Silicone Engineering’s dedicated specialists.