Silicone: Silicone rubber (Q) is an elastomer (rubber-like material) composed of silicone—itself a polymer—containing silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Silicone rubbers are widely used in industry, and there are multiple formulations. Silicone rubber is generally non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme environments and temperatures from -80°F to +550°F while still maintaining its useful properties. Because of these properties and its ease of manufacturing and shaping, silicone rubber can be found in a wide variety of products. Silicone can withstand several extreme environments and is inherently a fungus resistant material. Resistant to water and many chemicals, including some acids, oxidizing chemicals and ammonia.
- Chemical Name: Polysilixane
- Generally Resistant to: Acid, Weather, Water, Sunlight, Ozone, Oxidation and Staining
- Generally Attacked by: Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Solvents, Impact and Abrasion
- ASTM D 2000 / SAE J200 Classification: FE, GE
- MIL-R-3065 / SAE J-14 / MIL-STD-417 Classification: TA
- ASTM D-1418 Designation: Q
Elongation: 100% to 900%
Hardness Range (Durometer Shore A): 30 to 90
- Compression Set: Good
- Rebound Rating: Good to Excellent
- Flex Cracking Resistance: Excellent
- Abrasion Resistance: Poor to Fair
- Tear Resistance: Poor
- Impact Resistance: Poor to Fair
- Flame Resistance: Good to Excellent
Minimum Service Temperature: -80°F to -180°F
Maximum Service Temperature: +550°F
- Store in a cool, dry place with temperature below 75°F.
- Keep away from direct heat or open flames.
- Avoid contact with solvents or other fluids.
- Do not store in direct sunlight.
- Keep products wrapped or sealed to minimize the absorption of moisture.
- Store in a relaxed condition free from tension, compression or other deformation.
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