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Silicone Material

Silicone rubber is an inorganic synthetic elastomer made from a cross-linked silicon-based polymer reinforced with filler. It offers a unique combination of chemical and mechanical properties organic elastomers cannot match. It is an extraordinary material with these special characteristics and advantages: 

·         Extreme temperature application, -118°C to +316°C (-180°F to+600°F).
·         Excellent thermal resistance, with the availability of special flame retardant compounds.
·         Remarkable electric qualities. There are many superior dielectric and insulation properties available in special compounds. Silicone can be either electrically insulating or conductive.
·         Silicone is inert, odorless, tasteless, stainless, and therefore ideal for medical and food applications.
·         It has very high resistance to weathering and oxidation conditions.
·         Silicone is highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals as well as to ozone, UV, radiation and corona.
·         Silicone does not allow growth of either bacteria or mold.
·         Silicone has superior water resistance and low water absorption traits.
·         Silicone has excellent flexibility and can be both stretched and compressed.
·         It comes in a wide range of firmness from 3 Shore-A to 90 Shore–A as well as wide range of colors.

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