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About Silex

Founded over 35 years ago, Silex not only has exceptional technical expertise, but one of the widest ranges of stock and manufacture capability in the industry. Whether you need a single square meter of sheeting, or many thousands of meters of tubing (or anything in between), Silex can work with you to find and supply the ideal solution.

Unlike most silicone rubber suppliers, we hold many of our most popular products in stock; including tubing, sheeting and cord, which makes for extremely short lead times and small MOQs (minimum order quantities). This also allows us to produce seals, gaskets, O-rings or other fabrications, with added adhesive backing if required, in record time.

If we don’t have the product you need in stock, our expert in-house tooling, manufacturing capabilities and wide range of compounds and additives mean that production possibilities are almost limitless, with lead times from 6 weeks and MOQs from just 10m. 

Our technical abilities are constantly evolving to ensure we can meet our customers’ demands, no matter how unusual. Innovation is just one of the great strengths of Silex Ltd and our team.

Why Silex?

Huge Product Range in Stock

Silex and MVQ hold an extensive range of products in stock in the UK and Europe, allowing extremely fast lead times. Products can be punched into gaskets, waterjet cut, cut to lengths, printed, or adhesive backed to your specification on site within days. Silex and MVQ are also part of the “preferred converter” network of the Rogers Corporation, and supplies the full range of their low-smoke, low-toxicity silicone sponges and foams for the Automotive, Rail and Aerospace industry.

Bespoke Production

For slightly more unusual products, Silex and MVQ offer bespoke manufacturing. In-house tooling allows us to produce a vast range of sheeting, extrusions, seals, gaskets and mouldings to your specifications. We stock a huge range of high-quality compounds from Dow Corning, Elkem, Momentive and Wacker Chemie, from which we can select the perfect compound for your project. Colour matching, printing, special colour effects, self-adhesive backing and fabrication services are all available on-site. 

Technical Expertise

With over 35 years in the business, the Silex and MVQ technical sales team has a wealth of experience and expertise to discuss your requirements and work with you to find the ideal solution for your application. If you’d like to chat to a member of our technical team, please contact us.

In-House Tooling

If we don’t already have a suitable tool in stock, our in-house tooling capabilities allows us to produce extrusion tools, punches and jigs quickly, and within tight tolerances so we can work to your exact specifications. You can find our range of existing tools here.

Premium Quality Product

Silex and MVQ only stock the highest quality silicone compounds and products from Rogers Corp, Wacker Chemie, Dow Corning, Momentive and Elkem. This allows us to produce extremely high quality products to tight tolerances that are suitable to almost any application. We produce silicones to FDA, WRAS, KTW, BFR XV and USP Class VI standards to name a few. 

Low MOQs and Fast Turnarounds 

Such a wide range of products held in stock and vast manufacturing capabilities allows us to supply silicone rubber products with very low minimum order quantities on lead times from next-day (for items in stock) to as little as 6 weeks for bespoke products.

 

Can we help you?

If you’d like to discuss your idea, requirements or application with a member of our technical team, fill out the form below or contact us.
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