Here at Stephens Gaskets, we are a gasket supplier that proudly work with a wide range of gasket materials including rubber. We work with only the finest quality rubber. In addition, we can design and manufacture custom gaskets, shims and washers with a variety of rubber materials including silicone.

Silicone rubber is one of the most common and versatile materials on the market. Known for its flexibility and resistance to temperatures, UV light, ozone, and radiation. Therefore, its unique set of properties makes it ideal for a wide range of industries and sectors including:

  • Medical
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical

Due to its versatility, there are plenty of products and components that people make from silicone rubber. But, some popular ones include tubing, washers and other sealing hardware such as silicone rubber gaskets.

Is Silicone Rubber A Good Choice? 

Whether it’s a silicone rubber gasket or another type of silicone component, silicone is a well-used synthetic rubber. It offers the perfect balance of mechanical and chemical properties to accommodate even the most demanding of requirements and applications. It is made from silicone that has been bonded with hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. Resulting in cross-linked polymers that have been reinforced with silica, creating a synthetic elastomer.

When compared to other elastomers, silicone rubber components offer some distinct benefits.

Environmental resistance

Components such as silicone rubber gaskets offer a high level of resistance against strong environmental factors. For instance, UV radiation, extreme temperatures, corrosive chemicals, and open flames.

Thermal Resistance 

Whether it is facing extremely hot temperatures or cold temperatures, silicone rubber components will retain their shape and durability. As well as it flexibility, therefore continuing to offer an unbeatable performance.

Sealing Against Moisture 

As a water repellent material and alongside its malleability, silicone rubber makes a fantastic moisture sealant.

Versatility 

The rubber material is able to mould into almost any shape. Consequently, it can meet even the most intricate specifications.

Sterilisation

Silicone rubber will still offer an excellent performance when exposed to high temperatures, harsh chemicals, and radiation. All of which are environments that often occur with FDA regulated sterilisation processes. With this in mind, silicone rubber is a very useful medical-grade material to use.

Electrical Properties 

The material is a great electrical insulator, making it suitable for a range of applications. It’s conductive properties can enhance even further with the addition of metal or carbon black.

Durability And Reliability

When you choose to make your components from silicone rubber, you’ll always be guaranteed a highly durable component that retains its shape and other properties in many different extreme conditions. The material can essentially conform to the needs of almost every application. Therefore, it is one of the most widely used rubber materials.

Contact Us Today | Rubber Gasket Supplier

If you are looking for a silicone rubber gaskets manufacturer or would like to find out more about our silicone rubber components, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch today. Explore our website for more information, or call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

If you have found this blog helpful, then you may wish to read our previous blog: How To Choose The Right Gasket For Your Application. 

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Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk