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VMQ-Silicone

Price

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Strength

Excellent temperature resistance, good resistance to UV radiation, ozone, and weathering.

Weakness

Relatively high cost compared to other elastomers, lower tensile strength, and tear resistance.

Common Application

Medical device, electrical insulation, household appliances, cookware, and consumer products

Properties at a Glance

*Pease note: The following material properties are for reference only. Actual values may vary depending on the selected material brand.
Property Metric English
Density 1.1-1.3 g/cm³ 68.69-81.29 lb/ft³
Shore Hardness A 15-90 15-90
Tensile Strength 1.38~10.34 MPa 200-1500 PSI
Elongation at Break 100-900% 100-900%
Min Temp. -120~70°C -178~-90°F
Max Temp. 205~285°C 400~ 550°F

Chemical Properties

  • Poor resistance to fuel.
  • Good resistance to organic acids.
  • Excellent animal and vegetable oil resistance, poor resistance to mineral oil.

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Silicone rubber is not recyclable or biodegradable. However, some specialized recycling processes exist for certain silicone products, but they are not widely available.
Yes, silicone rubber is commonly used in outdoor applications due to its excellent resistance to UV radiation, extreme temperatures, and weathering. It maintains its mechanical properties and does not degrade significantly when exposed to outdoor conditions.
High-temperature vulcanizing (HTV) silicone rubber typically requires elevated temperatures (around 150-200°C) to cure and achieve optimal properties, whereas room-temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone rubber cures at room temperatures, typically within 24 hours, without the need for additional heating.