Teksio™ Silicone Foam: Properties and Versatile Applications
Teksio™ Silicone Foam is a family of flame-retardant elastomers with low toxicity and smoke generation under Siotech®. These cellular materials are expandable, conformable, and have a low compression set. It is a remarkable material with a wide range of applications from aviation and mass transit to the automotive, electronics, construction, and furniture industries, owing to its exceptional properties like weather, ozone, UV, and fungus resistance for outdoor use.
What is Silicone Foam?
Silicone foam is a specialized type of synthetic rubber that combines the benefits of silicone and sponge materials. It is created through a unique manufacturing process that introduces air pockets into the silicone rubber, resulting in a porous and compressible structure. This unique combination of materials gives silicone sponge foam its distinct properties, making it an ideal choice for multiple applications.
Silicone foam material benefits
Highly effective sealing capabilities
Excellent Ozone and UV resistance
Can be specified in low, medium, or high-density firmness
Controlled compression and recovery characteristics
Shock absorption attributes
Multiple materials can be used at the same time
Can be used to produce very small parts.
Applications of Silicone Sponge Foam:
Sealing and Gasketing: Due to its excellent compression set and water resistance, silicone sponge foam is widely used for sealing and gasket applications in industries such as electronics, automotive, aerospace, and appliances.
Thermal Insulation: Its exceptional temperature resistance makes silicone sponge foam an excellent choice for thermal insulation applications. It is used in HVAC systems, industrial ovens, and appliances to prevent heat transfer and improve energy efficiency.
Cushioning and Vibration Dampening: Silicone sponge foam's soft and compressible nature makes it an ideal material for cushioning and dampening vibrations in electronic devices, transportation equipment, and machinery.
Medical and Healthcare: Silicone sponge foam's biocompatibility and hypoallergenic properties make it suitable for medical and healthcare applications, such as medical device components, wound dressings, and prosthetics.
Sound Absorption: The porous structure of silicone sponge foam makes it effective in absorbing sound waves, making it valuable in acoustic applications, soundproofing, and noise reduction.
Siotech is an integrated supplier of silicone material and silicone foams, our in-house supply chain gives us flexibility and a competitive edge, short lead times, and high-quality products.
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