Silicone is a liquid or rubber-like synthetic substance used in manufacturing environments as sealants, coatings, or adhesives. This article will help you understand the various benefits of silicone.
1. High Resistance to Heat and Cold
Silicone is extremely resistant to heat and cold compared to any other elastomer. This will ensure that your product retains its properties and shape in a wide range of temperatures.
More so, at low temperatures silicone is capable of maintaining its flexibility.
2. Silicone is More Versatile
You can easily customize silicone to achieve different performance and procedural requirements. By only adjusting some compound elements in silicone you can improve the resistance properties.
It’s for this reason that you will find most design testing considers silicone a great fit for testing. For example, a silicone sponge acts as a better seal when dealing with gases and liquids.
3. Excellent Electrical Insulation
Silicone does not allow electrical conductivity. It has also very low chemical reactivity and is a good fire-repellant. This makes it ideal for use as a sealing material in different industries and applications.
4. Health and Safety
Silicone is non-reactive, non-toxic, and odorless. This makes it a great fit for the production of different kitchen and bakeware materials.
They do not release any harmful substances in heated or freezing temperatures.
5. Environmentally Friendly
Silicone does not pose any hazardous effects on the environment. Even with heating or freezing silicone is non-toxic, odorless, and non-reactive.
Silicone is non-biodegradable making it more recyclable. Using specialized facilities, you can easily recycle silicone without emitting any toxic elements.
6. Low Chemical Reactivity
Silicone is extremely able to withstand external environmental conditions. For instance, unlike other elastomers, our silicone is less susceptible to UV, high temperatures, and chemicals.
This means your products will always be in good condition regardless of different environmental exposure.
7. Excellent Performance
Silicone has extremely high tolerance which yields high performance in a wide temperature range. Under high heat, silicone products will retain their compression and flexibility under low heat.
More so, its excellent electrical insulation and durability significantly indicate long-term performance.
Nothing beats silicone when it comes to color. Silicone provides control over a wide full-color range. This provides you with an opportunity to customize the look of your products more than any ordinary elastomer.
9. Ultraviolet and Ozone Protection.
Silicone is not susceptible to UV making it ideal for outdoor usage. It’s capable of withstanding sunlight for a long time without drying or cracking out
This will be ideal for you if you are looking to produce parts that will be directly exposed to sunlight. Window seals and doors are some of the products you can produce using silicone.
10. Excellent Thermal Conductivity
Silicon has very high thermal conductivity depending on the heat range. This makes silicon ideal when you are producing products such as heating rollers or even thermal interfaces sheet.
11. Great Water-Repellency
Swimwear, diving masks, and goggles are made of silicone which has high water repellency. Silicone helps to keep water from coming into contact with the body. Additionally, silicone is very light making it ideal for these products.
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If you looking for an elastomer that can withstand extreme temperatures, and is easily customizable and for outdoor usage then silicone is a great fit.