Silicone is a product created from silica. As opposed to synthetic rubber silicone contains no solvents or emollients. It remains “soft”. Besides, the heat resistant silicone is extremely durable and remains intact – even when exposed to heat.
• Releases but is not slippery.
• Tolerates temperatures from -60°C to +180°C.
• Is acid-free and heat resistant.
• Does not tolerate strong acids and bases.
• Is approved for handling food products. In addition, SILCOFA’s own brand Food-Sil is naturally also approved for any contact with food.
• Is resistant toward UV radiation, ozone, and static electricity.
• Can be sterilized against heat and radiation.
Silicone can be used in various ways within different industries. This is due to its high levels of heat- and chemical resistance and its thermal insulating capacity. Moreover, the different levels of elasticity emerging when combined with rubber or plastic mean that silicone can be used as grease for vehicles of any size, for insulation and packaging, for the joining of materials, for surgical implants, and much more.
Within the field of kitchen tools, the heat resistant and food approved qualities of silicone are especially well-received. Thereby, silicone is used in products where light elasticity is beneficial, while the tool is required to remain solid. Furthermore, silicone packaging also provides hermetically sealed lids for bread bins and stoppers for open wine. For example, spatulas are made differently from pot holders as they do not share the same flexibility. This is a good example of how everyday use of the silicone requires optimal hardness.
We distribute both solid and foamed silicone (silicone rubber). What differs these two types of silicone is the airiness of the foamed silicone making it flexible and soft, whereas the solid silicone is made in various levels of hardness e.g. shore 40-80. Both types of silicone are heat resistant. SILCOFA delivers both solid and foamed silicone products of various levels of hardness. You can read more about the hardness of silicone in our FAQ in the menu to your right.
The soft silicone rubber has a decent flexibility which is beneficial in e.g. silicone tubes. These are often made transparent so that they are easily attached to tube nipples, as opposed to firmer materials such as plastic.
Depending on the purpose of the silicone there are multiple reasons to choose silicone sheets with a specific hardness. Fx baking mats are usually preferred in soft silicone. In case you have any questions regarding choice of silicone you are welcome to contact us.
As opposed to silicone containing acid, acid-free silicone stays flexible during the forging and thereby does not contract. This makes the acid-free silicone preferable when working with fragile materials such as glass and mirrors. In addition, one avoids the risk of discoloration resulting from the acid.
We do, as well, deliver high temperature-silicone (HT) resistant up to 250°C and extreme HT resistant up to 300°C.
We at SILCOFA distribute various kinds of silicone products, tubes, sheets, rubber sections, and adhesives. Should you have questions regarding our assortment please call +45 771 781 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to assisting you.
You can read more about the technical details for silicone tubes via FAQ and the data sheets in the menu below. Learn more about the weight, available measurements, operating pressure, and the extensibility of the material.