Silicone Rubber (VMQ)

Silicone rubber is an elastomeric material made up from Silicone, Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. VMQ materials provide extreme high temperature characteristics while providing excellent low temperature flexibility. Due to the clean nature of silicone rubbers, they are commonly found in food and pharmaceutical applications as many of the compounds have FDA approval. Silicone rubbers (VMQ) are resistant to ozone, hot air, some oils, vegetable fats, animal fats and brake fluids. They do not however have very good resistance to mineral oils.

CAUTION should be taken when using silicone rubbers (VMQ) as they have poor abrasion resistance, tear resistance and tensile strength. Silcone rubbers should not be lubricated using silicone fluids and mineral oils should be avoided. Due to their poor mechanical properties, it is our recommendation that silicone rubbers (VMQ) should only be utilised for static applications.

Material Range

Temperature

Min: -55°C
Max: +210°C

Min: -55°C
Max: +180°C

Min: -60°C
Max: +200°C

Min: -50°C
Max: +210°C

Hardness

85 Shore A

85 Shore A

85 Shore A

79 Shore A

Description

A silicone elastomer material which has been migration tested to comply with FDA requirements CFR 21 177.2600 for food contact use.

A FDA compliant silicone elastomer material which has been migration tested to comply with FDA requirements CFR 21 177.2600 for food contact use.

A white FDA compliant silicone elastomer material, the components of which are in accordance with FDA CFR 177.2600 regulations and are allowed for food contact use.

A clear / translucent soft grade FDA compliant silicone elastomer material, the components of which are in accordance with FDA CFR 177.2600 and EC 1935/2004 regulations and are allowed for repeated food contact use.

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