Silicone Rubber Pads
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets, we offer high-quality silicone pads in both sponge and solid rubber form. Each grade and density of silicone rubber is manufactured in various roll sizes and thicknesses as standard, however as we carry out all our conversion on-site, we can cut these down to produce usable products including silicone rubber pads. Regardless of the size and quantity of pads required, one of many presses, bandsaws or CNC machines can be used to manufacture the final product, from one-off samples to multiple batches runs, which depending on size can be supplied as loosely cut parts, or kiss-cut on rolls where a high quantity is required or for use on fast-paced assembly lines.
What is a Silicone Rubber Pad?
Silicone (SI) rubber is an excellent material for producing high-performance mechanicals seals and gaskets which can operate at high and low temperatures. Silicone rubber performs well when exposed to UV, weathering, ozone and moisture, and is available in range grades, hardnesses and colours. Using in-house machinery ASG can produce pads as squares or rectangles with the option of radius corners, and also as circular or oval-shaped pads or ‘discs’, in a range of thicknesses. Manufacturing pads in-house means we can supply them in a plain or self-adhesive backed finish and even laminate multiple types of material together to create bespoke and unique variations.
Why use Silicone Rubber Pads?
Customers often choose silicone rubber due to its number of excellent characteristics and features. Silicone rubber pads have a broad working temperature range for use in hot and cold environments, with high-temperature versions also available for extreme heat. Silicone rubber pads are resistant to ozone, many chemicals and fungal growth, they also offer excellent tensile strength, tear resistance, electrical insulating properties and are available in food safe and flame retardant grades too.
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd have a network of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice when designing their silicone rubber pads solution, our most popular grades being:
- High-Temperature Silicone
- FDA Approved Silicone (white or blue)
- Metal Detectable Silicone (blue)
- Fluorosilicone (blue)
- Platinum cured Silicone (translucent)
- Conductive Silicone
Benefits of Silicone Rubber Pads
Using silicone rubber pads offers users a number of benefits and often used in a similar way to gaskets as a seal, gap filler, reduce vibration and provide cushioning and abrasion resistance between moving parts. The benefits and properties will vary depending on the grade of silicone used, but include flame retardancy, wide operating temperature range – even higher range when using the High-Temperature grade, resistance to weathering, UV, ozone and chemicals, can be used as electrical insulation and in Food, Beverage and pharmaceutical industries (FDA grades). Silicone rubber is produced and available in a range of hardnesses and thicknesses with a choice of colours available in some grades.