| Hardness, Shore A ±5
| Tensile Strength, psi
| Elongation at Break, %
| Brittle Temperature
| Max. Operating Temperature[U]
|Comp. Set, 22 hrs. at 177°F
| Tear Resistance, (ppi min.)
[U] When used in NSF applications, the maximum operating temperature is limited to 350°F.
**Values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide
to aid in design. Field testing should be performed to
find the actual values for the application.
Recommended Fittings & Clamps
The most outstanding property of SILCON is its resistance to temperature extremes. These, plus its good electrical properties coupled with the ability to self-extinguish, makes SILCON an excellent choice for appliance and computer applications.
Peroxide-cured SILCON contains no
sulphur or other acid-producing chemicals, thereby
eliminating the possibility of staining, corroding, or
deteriorating other materials it contacts. It is
extremely resistant to ozone and U.V. over long time
Care is recommended in the selection of
fittings and clamps for SILCON as sharp barbs or unlined
metal clamps could tear into the wall and possibly cause
SILCON is not recommended for implantable or in-body uses or for continuous steam applications.
SILCON may be low pressure steam
sterilized in-line or autoclaved at up to 250°F in a
normal autoclaving cycle. However, if exposed to repeated
steam sterilization or long-term high temperature or
pressure, silicone will eventually relax and become
gummy. It should then be replaced.
Custom sizes, colors, shapes, and other
durometers are available through minimum order.
Repetitive cutting, fabrication, and overbraiding (for
higher pressure capability -- also see
) are all available. Platinum-cured, medical
are also available. Samples of stock material
are available upon request.