Silicone Rubber is stable to chemicals and temperatures
Silicone rubber comes in many shapes and forms and is stable to chemicals and temperatures. Most of us know silicone in some form or another, from our everyday life. It is a material that is available in countless shades, from silicone breast implants to baking tins.
It is a very durable material that is easy to manufacture and at the same time is very stable to chemicals or temperature fluctuations. For these reasons, Silicone has become a widely used product in many industries and for many purposes.
What is silicone rubber?
Silicone rubber is available in both liquid and solid form, as cellular rubber and much more. It was created by Frederic Kipping, who also named the product. It is a material made of Silicon, Oxygen, Hydrogen and Carbon. Silicone is considered an inorganic polymer.
Silicone has been processed by various others over time and is sought after in many industries.
Good properties of silicone rubber
Silicone rubber has many super good properties. It has a great tensile and tear strength and a long service life. At the same time, Silicone Rubber or VMQ as it is also called, can be used both indoors and outdoors, as it has a superb temperature resistance, as well as good ozone resistance. It can be used for temperatures between -70 – 200 ° C, and is available in virtually all colors and degrees of hardness. Silicone also has a high electrical insulation capacity. It is the easiest material to dye in clear colors and it has good packing properties.
Silicone rubber is an expensive rubber mixture, but the versatile properties mean that the material can be used for countless purposes.
Applications for VMQ rubber
As can be read from the text above, this rubber has countless uses. As it is also available in a transparent version, it is often used for food contact and in the pharmaceutical industry. but also:
- Automotive industry
- Chemical industry
- the textile industry
- electronics industry
uses this type of rubber, for many different purposes. It is used, among other things, for packages, for strips and much more.
Let’s help you find the right type of rubber
We have many years of experience in the production of rubber items and the choice of rubber type is determined by the purpose, the environment and the use of the item. We are ready with professional advice, from idea to finished product.
We are happy to answer questions about Silicone Rubber / VMQ Rubber.