The synthetic elastomer which we cut our silicone gaskets from at ASG is highly versatile. It provides electrical insulation and non-stick properties, as well as maintaining flexibility and compression set at high and low temperatures. These are the characteristics which make it such a popular choice for sealing and gasket applications.
The fact that the elastomer used is highly resistant to the impact of the weather, oxidation and ozone means that silicone gaskets are often the perfect option for working in external environments. The closed cell structure of silicone, combined with a low compression set, makes it ideal for use in high temperature applications, and it can also be manufactured to meet food industry regulations. Because liquid and gas are unable to permeate through the surface of silicone, it is a favourite substance within the food processing, medical and pharmaceutical industries.