Applications And Properties Of Thermoset Silicones

As you know that silicones are very versatile materials, and they can be used in various kinds of applications because of their chemical structure and different properties. They are very important materials. In here, we will explain what are the properties and applications of elastomer silicones here.

What Are The Properties And Applications Of Elastomer Silicones?

Silicone dough.

Like in some plastic materials, degree of cross-linking defines the state of of silicones whether they are thermoplastic or elastomer. If there is no cross-linking, silicones will be thermoplastic material. Slight cross-linked structure in molecular level of silicones will make them elastomeric.

The most important characteristic of elastomer silicones is the wide service temperature range. But the resistance the effects of oils is low. Elastomer silicones can have varios chemical inside them as ‘polydimethylsiloxane’ to obtain specific properties.

Enhancement of mechanical properties is also veyr important fot elastomer silicones. Silica powder addition is generally made in the production phase of elastomer silicones to obtain reinfırced material.

They are high in cost, and used in applications as gaskets, seals, wires and cable insulations. Prosthetic devices and caulking are also important application areas for elastomer silicones.

  • Properties Of Silicone Rubber: The general representation of silicone rubbers in market is ‘VMQ’. Failure elongation of silicone rubber according to its original shape is around 700%. The service temperature range is between -50C and 230C. Tensile strength of silicone rubber is around 10 MPa.

These are the general characteristics of silicone rubbers. Do not forget to leave your comments and questions about silicone rubbers applications and properties below. Your precious feedbacks are very important for us.

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