Silicone Rubber Strip
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets, we offer high-quality silicone rubber strips in both sponge and rubber form, all manufactured using some of the latest states of the art machinery. Silicone rubber strips are just one of 1000’s products we are able to produce in-house, which are all made to order, manufactured using one of our many machines including band saws, strippers, log cutters and even presses depending upon the size and quantity required – for very small strips in high volume runs, a kiss-cut option may also be available for faster production and time efficiency for the end-user. On-site production allows us to closely oversee the whole production process to ensure that we consistently produce high quality, competitively priced strips. ASG stock a range of silicone rubber in a number of thicknesses ensuring strips can be produced within a minimum timeframe and manufactured with a range of finishes including foils, self-adhesives or laminated with other materials.
What is a Silicone Rubber Strip?
Silicone (SI) rubber is an excellent material for producing high-performance mechanicals seals and gaskets which can operate at high and low temperatures. Strips are pieces of material often cut to a specific width and length as requested by our customers, in some cases available as continuous rolls/coils to be cut as when needed by the end-user, often used in a similar way to a gasket placed between two surfaces to create a seal, provide cushioning or insulation.
Why use Silicone Rubber Strips?
Customers often choose silicone rubber for their strips due to its number of excellent characteristics and features. Silicone rubber strips have a broad working temperature range for use in hot and cold environments, with high-temperature versions also available for extreme heat. Silicone rubber strips are resistant to UV, weather and ozone, many chemicals and fungal growth, they also offer excellent tensile strength, tear resistance, electrical insulating properties and are available in a number of grades and thicknesses including food safe and flame retardant types.
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd have a network of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice when designing their silicone rubber strips solution, our most popular grades being:
- High-Temperature Silicone
- FDA Approved Silicone
- Metal Detectable Silicone
- Platinum cured Silicone
- Conductive Silicone
Benefits of Silicone Rubber Strip
Using silicone rubber strips offers a number of benefits, these 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 in a range of hardnesses, thicknesses and in some grades a range of colours.