Silicone is a synthetic polymer made up of silicon, oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and sometimes other elements. They are typically heat-resistant, either liquid or rubber-like, and are used in sealants, adhesives, lubricants, medicine, cooking utensils, and thermal and electrical insulation. Some common forms include silicone oil, silicone grease, silicone rubber, silicone resin, and silicone caulk.
What are the advantages of silicone?
Silicones are one of the bio-friendly and sustainable materials of choice and widely recognized in large volume applications in industries like health care, electronics, automotive, aerospace, industrial assembly, building, textile, consumer, etc. It is resistant to many environmental factors such as heat, temperature, electric, chemicals, UV/ozone radiation and X-rays.
Is silicone toxic?
There has been enough scientific evidence that silicone is a harmless and safe polymer with virtually no noticeable toxic effects in almost all environments. Many silicone products are food grade made without petroleum-based chemicals, BPA, BPS, or ﬁllers.
How much temperature can silicone sustain?
Conventional silicone rubbers can withstand temperature from -40℃ to +220℃, however, the range can even be more by adding some other materials.
Can silicone be electrically/thermally conductive?
By the adding and compounding selected fillers with normal silicone rubber, it can be made electrically/ thermally conductive.
Is silicone suitable for clean room environment?
In most of the clean room environments, silicone is highly acceptable.
What are the drawbacks of silicone?
Despite excellent properties and durability, we observe the key problem of silicone surface to be very inert to bind with any other functional materials. Also, due to surface inertia of silicone, printing and proper adhesion is a long-time problem.
How does Compo-SiL® technology makes silicone a much better product?
Having more than 50 years of experience, the key problem of silicone surface made printing and proper adhesion a long-time problem is now solved successfully by producing a functional active layer on silicone based on Compo-SiL® technology.
What are the design specifications for Compo-SiL® sheets?
Our Compo-SiL® films are high quality roll-to-roll products. Some of its kinds include transparent & translucent films, conductive & flame retardant films, printable and skin films. Various colors and textures and can also be produced according to customer requirements.
Other than the problem of adhesion or silicone bonding to various surfaces, Silicones are among world’s most important and adaptable raw materials being used. Their remarkable breadth of chemical and physical properties allows silicones to continuing innovation. They are game changers for many critical applications in the fields of medicine, energy, transport, technology, and engineering.