Silicone extrusion is a process that involves pushing silicon through a forming die to create cables, complex profiles, and cross-sections (a stainless steel disc with a pattern carved out).
Extrusion is a process of shaping aluminum that includes heating a billet and forcing it through a die with a specified aperture to create up to five kilometers of extruded items from a single billet. When the tubes emerge from the extrusion process, they are coiled in the same shape as the die opening.
High-temperature sealing applications include door seals, gaskets, heat sealing profiles, oven door seals, and food quality sealing.
Our standard profiles are listed below. Please click on the desired profile to obtain a PDF detailing the dimensions of the standard tools available. A general-purpose grade with a hardness of 60° is included as standard. A self-adhesive backing may be included on some profiles. When submitting your question, please indicate which surface of the profile you’d want the self-adhesive backing applied to.
Anti-friction treatment can benefit low durometer, general-purpose, high strength, high temperature, and platinum cured grades. The anti-friction treatment gives extrusions a smooth surface with reduced dirt attraction and stickiness. FDA-approved grades remain FDA compliant after the therapy.
Our metal detecting silicone rubber strip has been tested to fulfil the worldwide migration standards set out in FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 by extraction in n-hexane and deionized water.
Although the majority of metal detection scanning machines detect our metal detecting silicone rubber, we cannot make any guarantees and strongly advise you to test the material with your own equipment.
|Coil Length (mtrs):||10 (minimum order quantity)*|
|Colours:||White (as standard). Any RAL colour available upon request.|
*Manufactured to order in a minimum of 10 metres to almost any length.
|Grade||Shore Hardness||Temperature Range||General Description||Technical Specification|
|Low Durometer||10° – 35°||-60 to +200°C||Low durometer grade rubber with good mechanical properties. FDA approved.||TBC|
|General Purpose||40° – 80°||-60 to +200°C||Good all round physical properties. Available in many shore hardnesses. FDA approved.|
|High Strength||40° – 70°||-60 to +200°C||Good tensile and wear strength. Uses include peristaltic pumps. FDA approved.|
|High Temperature||40° – 70°||-65 to +250°C||Excellent high temp resistance. Retains properties over long periods when exposed to harsh temps..|
|Very High Temperature||40° – 70°||-60 to +300°C||Even higher temperature resistance than the standard high temperature grade.|
|Flame Retardant||50° – 75°||-60 to +250°C||Flame retardant, low smoke and low toxicity grades. BS6853 and UL V0 grades also available if required.|
|Electrically Conductive||70°||Up to +200°C||Low resistant <10 Ohms. Commonly used in microwave shielding applications.|
|Platinum Cured||40° – 70°||Up to +200°C||Very pure silicone content with no by-products remaining. Mainly used in medical applications.|
|Metal Detectable||20° – 70°||-60° to +200°C||Can be detected by metal detector equipment. Good resistance to oxygen, hot air and ozone.|
|Steam Resistant||60°||Up to 250°C||Developed for the manufacture of articles requiring good resistance to steam. FDA approved.|
|Steam Resistant Metal Detectable||60°||-60 to +250°C||Can be detected by metal detector equipment. Good resistance to steam. FDA approved.|
|Low Temperature||52°||Down to -100°C||Designed to provide extended service when used in low temperatures.|
|71°||Up to +200°C||Combining the properties of both flame retardant and electrically conductive grades.|
|Specialist Grades||–||–||Oil resistant and high filler content grades are available if required.|
Our metal detectable silicone rubber strip has been tested to fulfil the global migration criteria as specified in FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 through extraction in n-hexane and deionized water.
*Although our metal detectable silicone rubber is detectable by the majority of metal detection scanning devices we are unable to offer any guarantees and recommend that you test the material with your equipment.