Silicone rubber sheeting (SI) is a synthetic elastomer manufactured from a blend of silicon, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The material provides excellent flexibility across a broad temperature range (-60°C up to +200°C), offers high release properties and performs exceptionally well when exposed to ozone, weathering and ultraviolet light. It has a good compression set, is highly resistant to moisture and is an excellent electrical insulator. The elastomer is also biocompatible, but is not suitable for use with acids, ketones or petrochemicals and offers poor resistance to abrasion and tear.
Due to the aforementioned characteristics, silicone rubber sheeting is used in a broad range of applications. It is often manufactured into gaskets for use in high temperature environments or is used to create seals for electrical enclosures. The elastomer can also be used as a liner in prosthetics and is a popular option in the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries due to its inertness and conformance with FDA food contact regulations.
Silicone rubber sheeting is available to buy online on PAR Direct by clicking the 'buy online' button above. If a different grade is of interest, please click the 'enquire now' button at the top of the page and state our product code and the quantity you require in the online form.
Properties of Silicone Rubber Sheeting
- Shore Hardness: 60° ± 5° (standard).
-90°C up to +200°C (white), -60°C up to +225°C (translucent and blue)
- Outstanding resistance to both low and high temperatures.
- Exhibits high electrical insulation properties.
- Excellent release properties.
- Complies with FDA 21.CFR.177.2600 for repeated use in food contact applications.
- EU1935/2004 regulations compliant.
- USP Class VI compliant.
- This material is fully CE, PAH, RoHS and REACH compliant.
Also available: 30°, 40° and 50° shore hardness. Metal detectable, high temperature, flame retardant, platinum cured, perforated sheet and cloth reinforced grades are also available, please enquire.