Silicone materials have excellent thermal stability in extreme low and high temperature environments. Silicones have good broad spectrum chemical resistance and are physiologically neutral making them ideal for many food, pharma, and medical applications. Not recommended for dynamic service or for contact with many fuels, mineral oils, or concentrated acids. Silicone can be formulated in a variety colors, durometer hardnesses and variations designed for use in a wide range of demanding specialty applications like medical and EMI shielding.
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FDA
Food and beverage grade compound. FDA compliant. 
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Softer hardness to seal rough or warped glands and or low closure force applications. 
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Improved high temperature resistance compound. 
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Ultra clean compound for use in medical and pharmaceutical applications. Manufactured and packaged in a clean room. 
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Improved low temperature resistance compound. 
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Medical and pharmaceutical grade compound. NOT manufactured or packaged in a clean room. For clean room MFG, see S1037. 
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Common Names:  Silicone, VMQ, PVMQ

Trade Name:  Silastic®, Elastosil®, Thermoflex®

General Description:

The term silicone covers a large group of materials in which vinyl-methyl-silicone (VMQ) is often the central ingredient. Silicones are excellent seal materials for extreme temperature in static applications. Outstanding flex and fatigue life, very good for ozone and UV radiation, insulating properties, and physiologically neutral.  Silicones can be synthesized with a wide variety of properties and compositions.

Features: 

  • Can be compounded to meet FDA, USP Class VI, USDA, 3-A and Canada AG
  • Excellent heat and compression resistance, excellent flexibility, good electrical insulator
  • Excellent resistance to oxygen, ozone and sunlight, animal and vegetable oil and grease
  • Resistance to fungal and biological attack

 Limitations:

  • Not recommended for dynamic application since it has low strength and poor abrasion resistance & high gas permeability
  • Concentrated solvents, oils, concentrated acids, diluted sodium hydroxide, hydrocarbon based fuels, aromatic mineral oil
  • Aromatic Hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene), aromatic mineral oil, acids and alkalis, Superheated water or steam over 250 F

Service Temperature:

  • -90 to 500° F (-68 to 260° C).  Depending on compound and application.