Silex Silicone Sponge Extruded Sections/Profiles
Where applications demand the physical properties and characteristics of silicone rubber, but in an alternative sponge form, Silex can deliver. An extensive range of profiles are available, with dies being simple and inexpensive to manufacture when custom items are required, allowing a great deal of design freedom. Popular extruded profiles include tubes, seals, ‘U’ sections, ‘T’ sections, ‘e’ sections, ‘D’ sections and ‘P’ sections.
Sponge strip can be extruded or slit from sheet. A list of sponge strip held as stock can be found here (LINK) Further sizes are available upon request.
Details of our range of sponge cords can be found here (LINK)
Currently, Silex offers four standard densities of SIL10, SIL16, SIL24, SIL33, with respective apparent densities of 10, 16, 24 and 33lb per cubic foot.
In metric terms these densities equate to 200, 250, 400 and 550kg per cubic metre.
Further options available include intermediate densities, materials and high temperatures grades for 270°C in a large variety of colours with metal detectable grades also available, usually in grey. When an FDA grade sponge is required, we can offer our SIL20 FDA grade sponge; a platinum cured material that conforms to FDA 177.2600 and EC 1935/2004 standards.