Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd take great pride in the vast range of sponge and rubber sheeting materials we offer. One such material is BF-1000 silicone, an ultra-soft, flame retardant sponge, which is manufactured in sheets or rolls in varying lengths, at 915mm wide, and in standard thicknesses ranging from 1.6mm - 25.4mm.
Not only can we supply sheets in standard 1 or 2 meter long lengths, but as we carry out all our conversion on-site, we can cut these down to smaller sheets (pads) or join sheets together to create larger ones. Many of the BF-1000 sheets supplied by ASG can be supplied either plain or laminated with one of our many self-adhesives, foils or with other materials to create composite sheets.
What are BF-1000 Silicone Sheets?
BF-1000 silicone sponge sheets are produced using an extra soft, lightweight 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 air-tight seal.
BF-1000 silicone sponge is an excellent choice of material for sealing in both internal and external applications, protection from shock and heat while 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 and is flame retardant.
BF-1000 sheets can be supplied in 1-meter long x 915mm wide as standard, but other lengths are also available upon request as they can be cut from rolls. BF-1000 sheets can be supplied either plain or laminated with one of our many self-adhesives, foils or with other materials to create composite sheets.
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Why use BF-1000 Silicone Sheets
Sheets of material are popular as they give the customer and end-user the flexibility to be able to cut their own parts such as strips, gaskets, washers out as and when they are required, saving the customer from having to take large quantities of the identical parts. Using BF-1000 silicone sponge sheets 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 parts produced using BF-1000 are so soft and highly adaptable they are easy to apply and manipulate into position, this ensures that the material can be positioned to have the highest impact on the application. BF-1000 silicone sponge sheets are used for noise and vibration dampening, thermal insulation, heat protection, cushioning 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.
There are many applications that use BF-1000 silicone sponge, a selection of which include internal and external sealing, HVAC, automotive, railway and aerospace industries.
The Advantages of Using BF-1000 Silicone Sponge
There are many advantages to using a BF-1000 silicone sponge such as 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 is 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 shapes and sizes to create gaskets, washers or sealing strips, offering heat, impact and vibration protection which can be used within a range of applications as an electrical enclosure, window or lighting seals, 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
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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