Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd, we offer high-quality silicone pads in both sponge and solid variants, one of which includes a BF-1000 silicone sponge. BF-1000 silicone is manufactured in sheets ate rolls at 915mm in width, which can be converted into bespoke sized pads in thicknesses between 1.6mm to 25.4mm.
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 multi-thousand batch runs (depending on size) BF-1000 pads can be supplied as loosely cut parts or kiss-cut on a roll where a high quantity and ease of use is required for use on fast-paced assembly lines.
What are BF-1000 Silicone Pads?
BF-1000 silicone sponge is an extra soft, lightweight, flame retardant and durable material. Although the material is an open-cell, a sufficient level of compression will allow the material to create a moisture, dust and airtight seal. BF-1000 silicone sponge is an excellent choice for external sealing, protection from shock and heat whilst providing stability, cushioning and anti-vibration.
BF-1000 silicone sponge offers excellent recovery, high compressibility so that it can be manipulated to conform to difficult gaps and spaces. Using in-house machinery ASG can produce BF-1000 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.
For information on BF1000 Pads please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: Grey or White
- Density: 192KG/M3
- Temperature Range: -55°C to +200°C
- Flame resistance: UL 94 / Listed V-0 and HF-, EN45545-2 (low smoke)
- Resistances: UV, ozone, weathering, corrosion
- Food Safe: Meets requirements of FDA CFR 177.2600 for food contact (white)
- Available Thicknesses: 1.6mm - 25.4mm
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Help and guidance
If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.
Samples - Technical BF1000 Pads
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Why use BF-1000 Silicone Pads?
Using a BF-1000 silicone sponge offers a range of desirable properties and many of our customers utilize the shock and vibration absorbent, durable and stabilization qualities of the material. As BF-1000 pads are so soft and highly adaptable, therefore easy to apply and manipulate into position, ensuring the material can be positioned to have the highest impact on the application.
BF-1000 silicone sponge pads can be used for thermal insulation, heat protection, cushioning, noise and vibration dampening and padding, offering a working temperature range of -55°C to +200°C, remaining flexible and resistant to brittleness even at the lower temperature range.
BF-1000 Silicone sponge pads are resistant to ozone, many chemicals and fungal growth, offering excellent tensile strength, tear resistance, electrical insulating properties and are available in a food safe and high temperature and flame retardant grades too.
The Advantages of Using BF-1000 Silicone Sponge Pads
There are many advantages to using BF-1000 silicone sponge pads including the highly efficient sealing capabilities of the material, it offers UV, ozone, weathering and extreme temperature resistance making it suitable for both internal and external use.
BF-1000 pads are highly compressible allowing for easy manipulation allowing a better fit within variable gaps and shapes, and when enough compression is applied, the open cell material will still form moisture, air and dust-tight seal.
BF-1000 can be easily converted into a range of bespoke pads offering heat, impact and vibration protection which can be used within a range of internal and external sealing applications, placed within HVAC systems and widely used within the automotive, rail and aerospace industries.
Benefits of Using BF-1000 Silicone
- Highly compressible and adaptable so can be manipulated to fit into awkward gaps
- FDA Approved (white)
- Excellent sealing capabilities when under compression
- Flame Retardant to UL 94 / Listed V-0 and HF-1
- Resistant to temperature extremes, UV and ozone
- Excellent compression-set and creep resistance
Different Grades of Silicone Sponge Pads Available
HT-800 is a versatile silicone sponge of medium firmness that offers the lightness of foam along with the sealing capabilities of sponge rubber. It is available in black, grey and red and offers excellent memory and recovery, resistance to UV, ozone and extreme temperatures, is flame retardant to UL94 HF1 and V-0, low smoke and has a wide operating temperature range of -55° to +200°.
Flame Retardant Silicone Sponge is a naturally self-extinguishing material, but certain applications within the aerospace and rail industries require higher standards of self-extinguishing and low smoke emissions found in Flame Retardant Silicone Sponge. This material is UL94-V0 rated, self-extinguishing, resistant to UV, ozone and weathering and offers an extremely wide working temperature range of -60°C - +230°C.
Food Quality Silicone Sponge Rubber is a medium density, closed-cell, FDA approved material. With good thermal insulation, resistance to UV, ozone and weathering, and an operating temperature range of -40°C up to +200°C, this material is suited to the food and drink industry where a soft gasket with a high-temperature resistance is required.
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