Silicone rubber is a a rubber designed to withstand both extreme heat and extreme cold. Silicone Rubber is also designed for resistance to weather and Ozone effects as well. Silicone Rubber is an FDA approved material.
First developed in 1943 Silicone Rubber was the result of a worldwide search to discover a material that could withstand temperature extremes in both directions. Since its creation, Silicone Rubber has become a popular material in the automotive industry, food handing industry, Medical equipment, construction industry, and in electronics. Silicone rubber is so popular due to both its very wide range of temperature capabilities, in addition to silicones excellent resistance to environmental factors, and a strong chemical resistance.
Silicone Rubber is designed for withstanding extreme temperatures, even more so than other rubbers and elastomers. Silicone rubber is designed to withstand temperatures in the range of -58°F to 392°F. These extremes make silicone an ideal material in situations that deal with freezing cold or extreme heat, and situations there gaskets can see both extremes on the same silicone component.
Silicone rubber is made for prevention of exposure to ozone and UV rays. Thanks to its high resistance to heat and resistance to breaking down to environmental effects, Silicone rubber makes an excellent material for outdoors use. As a non-organic material, silicone rubber will not mould.
As a synthetic elastomer, Silicone rubber is designed to withstand many types of chemicals significantly better than natural rubbers. Silicone Rubber is resistant to many different types of chemicals, including oils, acetic acids, sodium sulfate and more.
Silicone Rubber comes in standard 36″ rolls, and is sold per square foot.