Technical rules, standards, and regulations that are new or regularly amended favor the use of specialty elastomers like silicone rubber.
Continuously higher requirements due to new regulations, specifications, and laws as well as satisfying demands on appearance require special products with service lives of 20 years and more. Silicone rubber products exhibit excellent resistance to environmental influences. This property is inherent in silicone, making the somewhat unpopular anti-aging agents unnecessary. Very good resilience and almost constant rubber-elastic properties over a wide range of temperatures ensure seals made of silicone rubber will last a long time without failing. Nowadays it’s almost impossible to imagine sensitive areas like train stations, airports, shopping centers, etc., without self-extinguishing silicone products. Silicone can be manufactured to be flame retardant. In the event of a fire, it will not produce any toxic or acidic byproducts.
Silex supplies products certified according to DIN 4102 and UL 94.