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Properties of silicones

FAQ 11.11.2021

Is silicone a good insulator?

Silicones are an excellent heat insulation material for industrial assembly and electronic protection because they offer different formats and degrees of density, providing the basis for a highly flexible range of products that can be used simultaneously for heat insulation, gasketing, bonding and protection against all hazards.

The major features and benefits include their outstanding bonding properties on a wide variety of surfaces with heat stability over a vast temperature range (- 70°C to + 350°C, as well as resistance to UV rays, weather hazards, salt mist, etc.). Thanks to silicones’ good dielectric properties and thermal protection capacities, they offer a high combination of insulation rates. That is why silicones are a prime material for heat, mechanical and electrical insulation, both in terms of performance and compliance with rigorous international standards and specifications.

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