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Technical Details & Grades

Silicone rubber grades and applications

The highly resistant and versatile nature of silicone rubber means it can be used in a wide range of extreme conditions from high temperatures to extreme force. Below you will find a list of the different silicone rubber grades we can offer at Advanced Materials. Whilst we’re confident our grades will fit your needs, if you can’t find what you’re looking for or require further assistance get in touch with our team now and we’ll help.

Specific Grades and Applications

GRADES

Hardness
°Shore A

FDA
Compliant

Temperature
Range ° C

General Description of
Materials Usage

General
Purpose

30 - 80

Yes

-60°C – +200 °C

Very good physical properties. Used in a wide range of applications from vending tube to oven door seals. Also used for Gaskets and seals in domestic appliances. Excellent translucency.

High
Strength

40 - 70

Yes

- 60 °C– 200°C

Uses include Peristaltic Pumps thin walled extrusions and applications that demand above average tensile and tear strengths.

High
Temperature

40 – 70

No

- 60°C – +300°C

Excellent high temperature resistance. Retains its properties over long periods even when exposed to harsh temp variations . Ideal for seals in domestic and industrial ovens. Also good resistance to low pressure steam applications.

Flame
Retardant

50 – 70

No

250 °C

Flame retardant grades available to UL V – 0 Rating. Also available in Low Smoke Low Toxicity specifications to BS 6853 Cat 1 & Cat 2. London Underground Approved. (LUL).

Electrical
Sleeving

55 - 65

No

250 °C

Grades approved to BS 2848 type 180-T , 3G198 and various electrical standards.Used in electrical light fittings and as marker cables.

Electrically
Conductive

70

No

200 °C

Low resistance <10 ohms . Used for R F and Microwave Shielding purposes.Can be supplied in strip, profile , tube extrusions.

Platinum
Cured

50 – 70

Yes

200 °C

Very pure silicone content no by products left . Mainly used for medical purposes.Excellent Translucency. Exhibits a tight surface cure giving a much tougher material.

High Filler
Content

70

No

200 °C

Highly filled Silica Material which gives excellent rebound Resistance and good compression set properties . It also has a very good non- stick surface.Useful for sleeves and non stick applications

Sponge
Grades

16 , 24 ,33 lbs.

2 inchDensity

No

<=200 °C

Closed cell silicone sponge . Excellent for Damping and Insulating .Available in sheet, cord , tube and simple profile extrusions. Also available with a Self –Adhesive backing.

Food Grade
Sponge

28lbs/ft³

Yes

-60°C to +200 °C

Food Grade silicone sponge with skin, Available as strips, cord, tube and simple profile extrusions.

Offered in white or pigmented pastel colours.

Often used in food processing lines

Specialist
Grades

On Application

On Application

On Application

We can supply custom grades to meet customer specifications . Examples include:Metal powder filled to give magnetic detection . Oil resistance grades.

Please contact us now to talk about how our silicone rubber compounds could work for your application.