VMQ – Silicone Rubber

Silicone Rubbers are ideal for high and low temperature applications.

  • Electrical properties are excellent and resistance to weathering and ozone attack is outstanding.
  • It is not resistant to super-heated steam.
  • Physical properties are generally low but are at least retained at higher temperatures.
  • Gas permeability is very poor as is resistance to petroleum based fluids.
  • Silicone rubbers are expensive in comparison to most other rubbers.
  • Typical working temperature range: -60°C to +200°C

Food Quality/FDA compliant grades are available for use in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Room Temperature Vulcanisation (RTV) grades are also available, usually for prototypes or small batch quantities.