Once milled and coloured, silicone rubber can be extruded into tubes, strips, solid cord or custom profiles according the size restrictions of the manufacturer. Cord can be joined to make "O" Rings and extruded profiles can be joined to make seals. Silicone rubber can be moulded into custom shapes and designs.
Becoming more and more common at the consumer level, silicone rubber products can be found in every room of a typical home. From automotive applications; to a large variety of cooking, baking, and food storage products; to apparel, undergarments, sportswear, and footwear; to electronics; to home repair and hardware, and a host of unseen applications.
Non-dyed silicone rubber tape with an iron-oxide additive (making the tape a red-orange colour) is used extensively in aviation and aerospace wiring applications as a splice or wrapping tape due to its non-flammable nature. The iron-oxide additive adds high thermal conductivity but does not change the high electrical insulation property of the silicone rubber. This type of tape self-fuses or amalgamates without any added adhesive.
Viton® fluoroelastomer was introduced in 1957 to meet the needs in the aerospace industry for a high-performance sealing elastomer. Since then, the use of Viton® fluoroelastomer has spread quickly to many other industries, especially in the automotive, fluid power, appliance, and chemical industries. With 40 years of field-proven performance, Viton® fluoroelastomer has developed a reputation for its out- standing performance in very hot and extremely corrosive environments.