Silicone Rubber Gaskets
Posted on 27/10/2017 Category: What's New
Here at Martin’s Rubber, we specialise in providing you with top quality products. We supply a range of punched, cut, extruded, sheet and fabricated silicone rubber gaskets. In this article, we will be answering the question ‘what is a silicone rubber gasket?’ and discussing silicone gasket uses.
What is a silicone rubber gasket?
Silicone rubber gaskets are high-performance mechanical seals with an extraordinary resistance to extreme temperatures. Silicone gaskets are used to prevent leaks between different substrate sections in a wide range of applications. At Martin’s Rubber, we have the facilities to manufacture standard gasket and washer sizes, as well as bespoke parts in-house, each of which are produced from the highest quality silicone gasket material. Here, you can view our silicone rubber gasket data sheet to see the silicone rubber gasket properties and material specifications.
Silicone gasket uses
Silicone rubber gaskets have an excellent temperature resistance in both hot and cold environments. They also have exceptional UV and ozone properties which makes them suitable for outdoor applications. Being an inert material, silicone generally does not react to the majority of chemicals, which means that it is popular for use in medical and industrial applications.
At Martin’s Rubber, our silicone gaskets are appropriate for use as aircraft gaskets. We manufacture gaskets using materials that meet Boeing and Airbus FAR/JAR specifications where required. Our silicone gasket range also includes:
● Insertion silicone gaskets
● Platinum cured silicone rubber gaskets
● Metal detectable silicone gaskets
● Silicone rubber gaskets with 40° hardness
● Flame retardant silicone gasket grades
Silicone gasket temperature
One of the many extraordinary properties of gaskets in silicone material is that they are extremely resilient and can uphold a lot of their properties at very high and low temperatures. The low temperature properties of a silicone gasket are unmatched by any other elastomer. In fact, our silicone rubber gaskets can remain flexible at temperatures between -100°C to +230°C. This makes our gasket material the ideal material for applications exposed to such extreme temperatures.
If you have a specialist gasket requirement, then Martin’s Rubber is the one for you. Our industry experts are available to answer any questions you may have about silicone gasket uses and silicone gasket temperature capabilities. To discuss your product requirements with a technical adviser, please give us a call on 023 8022 6330, or simply email [email protected].