Silicone Rubber and Its Properties

Silicone rubber is one of the worlds most versatile materials due to its unique range of properties which make it so ideal for so many applications. It is capable of operating in temperatures more extreme than any other type of rubber and as such it is well suited to a huge variety of industries.

Silicone is an inert, extremely flexible material which resists the growth of micro organisms and does not support bacterial growth. For this reason it is often used in medical and FDA environments. Silicone rubber also offers superior resistance to water and is an excellent electrical insulator.

Silicone rubber can be manufactured in a huge variety of different types including transparent, transluctant, FDA and cloth inserted materials. It can be supplied in silicone rubber rolls and can be commercial grade, high temperature grade, textured and cloth inserted.

Silicone rubber rolls are available for a range of applications for both the residential and industrial markets. This type of silicone offers excellent stretching capabilities whilst remaining strong and elastic with an average elongation of 300% and 650 PSI tensile strength. Silicone rubber is ideal for use in gaskets as it is resistant to weathering, UV, fuels, grease and oils as well as offering resistance against heavy alkaline and chemical environments.… Read the rest

Pharmaceutical Applications for Silicone Tubing

Silicone is an incredibly versatile product which also boasts a long list of desirable properties. As such, silicone is probably one of the most widely used materials in the world today and is used across an extensive range of industries. Silicone is far superior when compared to its organic rubber counterpart as it is extremely flexible, it can also withstand temperature extremes, it is extremely resistant to fire or chemical attack and is exceptionally hygienic and mouldable.

Silicone Tubing for the Pharmaceutical Industry
In the pharmaceutical industry, silicone extrusions are available in a wide range of tubes, cords and a long list of extrusions in different specifications, grades, thicknesses and colours. In todays sophisticated pharmaceutical world, silicone tubing and other extrusions form an integral part of the industry. Silicone extrusions are ideal for medical drains, IV lines, catheters and stents as they are non toxic and do not support the growth of micro organisms.

As the pharmaceutical industry and silicone use continues to develop as does the research and development into silicone extrusions and its role in the area. High precision engineering and design means that tubing, sponges, rubber seals and cord continue to provide medical solutions for many of today’s health needs.… Read the rest