Trade Names
  • Silplus — Momentive Performance Materials
  • Silbione — Elkem
  • Xiameter— Dow
  • Elastosil — Wacker
  • Shin-Etsu KE — Shin-Etsu
ASTM D1418 Designation
MQ, PMQ, VMQ, PVMQ
ASTM D2000/SAE J200 Type, Class
FC, FE, GE
Apple Compound Designation
SL
Standard Color
Red
Description
A group of elastomers, made from silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and carbon, Silicones are renowned for their retention of flexibility and low compression set characteristics, within one of the widest working temperature ranges for elastomers.
Key Uses
  • Static seals in extreme temperature situations.
  • Seals for medical devices, compatible with FDA regulations.
  • Low outgassing and excellent dampening properties.
Temperature Range
  • Standard Compound: -85°F to +400°F
  • Special Compounds: -148°F to +400°F
Hardness (Shore A)
5 to 80
Features
  • Phenyl (PVMQ) based silicones can perform to -148°F.
  • Metal fillers and conductive carbon black make silicone conductive for EMF/RF applications.

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