Silicone General Questions

What is silicone?

Silicone is a synthetic polymer that consists of silicon, oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and other elements. They are typically heat-resistant and usually used in sealants, adhesive, lubricant, medicine, cooking utensil, thermal electrical insulation, etc. The forms of silicone can be silicone oil, silicone grease, silicone rubber, silicone resin, or silicone caulk.

What are the advantages of silicone?

  • Silicone is one of the bio-friendly and sustainable raw materials.
  • It is widely applied in health care, electronics, automotive, aerospace, industrial assembly, building, textile, consumer products, and more fields.
  • It is resistant to heat, temperature, electric, chemicals, UV/ozone radiation and X-rays, and other environmental factors.

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What are the disadvantages of silicone?

The silicone surface is very inert, which makes it difficult to bind with other functional materials. Also, due to the low surface inertia of silicone, printing and adhesion are other problems.
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Is silicone toxic?

No. Silicone is a harmless and safe polymer with non-toxic effect in almost every environment. What’s more, many silicone products are food grade products. They don’t include petroleum-based chemicals, BPA, BPS, and fillers.

How much temperature can silicone withstand?

General silicone rubber can withstand temperature from -40℃ to +220℃. However, the temperature range can become wider by adding other materials.

Can silicone be electrically or thermally conductive?

Yes. By the compounding specific fillers with silicone rubber, it can be electrically or thermally conductive.

Can silicone be used in clean room environment?

Yes. Silicone is highly used in most of the clean room environment.

What does Compo-SiL® technology bring to the silicone market?

Compo-SiL®technology solves the low surface inertia adhesion and printing problems that silicone has. Please visit Compo-SiL®technology here.

What are the design points of Compo-SiL®?

Compo-SiL®can be different types of film products that are produced by roll-to-roll process.Compo-SiL®includes transparent & translucent film, conductive & flame retardant film, printable and skin film, etc. Various colors and textures can also be produced according to customers’ requirements. For all Compo-SiL®products, please visit here.

Compo-SiL® Silicone Film

What types of film does Compo-SiL® have?

  • Transparent & Printable Film
  • Elastic Film
  • Skin Film
  • Antimicrobial Silicone Film
  • Conductive Film

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What are the advantages of Compo-SiL® Skin Film?

Compo-SiL®Skin Film is a skin-friendly thin film can be stuck onto the skin with soft contact and great adhesion force.For more information about Compo-SiL®Skin Film, please visit here.

How can Compo-SiL® Elastic Film help athletes?

Compo-SiL®Elastic Film can be applied to all kinds of medical protective gears for different body parts. With excellent resilience property, it can stabilize the tendon, provide the cushioning effect and relieve the pain of the protected part.

What is the resistivity range for Compo-SiL® Conductive Film?

With a mix of conductive fillers, the resistivity of the Compo-SiL®Conductive Film can be required by customers.

What printing method can be applied on Compo-SiL® Printable Film?

Both digital printing and screen printing are available. Digital printing is available for large area, different patterns, shadow, and more printing choices. Screen printing can be used for small area and single color printing.

Compo-SiL® Silicone Leather

What is Compo-SiL® Vegan Silicone Leather?

Compo-SiL®Vegan Silicone Leather is a non-toxic, hydrolysis resistance, weather resistance, skin-friendly and sustainable material. It could be a replacement for animal leather, PVC or PU synthetic leather. For more Compo-SiL® Vegan Silicone Leather information, please visit here.

What are the raw materials in Compo-SiL® Vegan Silicone Leather?

The basic raw material comprises silicone rubber with different color pigments in order to achieve various colors and textures.

What are the advantages of Compo-SiL® Vegan Silicone Leather?

Compo-SiL®Vegan Silicone Leather remains the properties of silicone, including weather resistance, skin-friendly and durable. Moreover, Compo-SiL®provides customized design with high flexibility. Customers are able to choose the color, texture, fabric, hardness, thickness, and additional functions. For further requirement, please contact us.

Flame Retardant Silicone Sheet

Does silicone rubber have flame retardant property?

Yes. Silicone raw material has flame retardant property inherently, and can achieve a higher level of flame retardant (UL94-V0) by compounding other materials.

Where can Compo-SiL® silicone Flame Retardant sheet be applied?

Compo-SiL®silicone Flame Retardant sheet can be roll-to-roll bonded with different flame resistant fabrics by using PUR adhesive. For more Compo-SiL®silicone Flame Retardant sheet information, please visit here.

Does Compo-SiL® silicone Flame Retardant sheet fulfill any standard?

The silicone raw material that Compo-SiL® Flame Retardant sheet uses complies with UL94-V0 flammability standard.

What are the advantages of Compo-SiL® Flame Retardant sheet?

This product has the advantages below:

  • Flame retardant
  • High temperature resistance
  • UV, ozone and weathering resistance
  • Halogen free
  • Electrical insulation
  • Anti-slip, antifouling, anti-aging
  • Non-melting, non-dripping

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FHE (Flexible Hybrid Electronics)

What is FHE (Flexible Hybrid Electronics)?

FHE (Flexible Hybrid Electronics) is a novel approach to the development of semiconductor electronic devices and circuits. Rather than using silicone substrates and evaporation techniques, FHE thrives to use polymeric flexible and bio-compatible materials (or substrates) with the combination of printed electronics. These devices can be stretchable, flexible and they are conformable to human bodies.

How does Compo-SiL® use in FHE application?

Silicone substrates are widely used for industrial, academic communities, and innovations that are in the progress of electronic devices integration. However, these substrates have limitations including roll-to-roll process, manufacturing capability, surface and interfacial properties. The birth of Compo-SiL®just solves the problems above at the same time. For Compo-SiL® application on FHE, please visit here.


How does contribute to stretchable electronics?

Compo-SiL®has the properties below that are beneficial to stretchable electronic goods:
  • Stable stretch resilience
  • Ultra-low permanent
  • deformation rate
  • Water repellent
  • Anti-hydrolysis
  • UV resistant
  • Mildew resistant
  • Soft & skin-friendly
  • Durability
  • Washability

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