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Silicones are used where chemical inertness is needed, as well as the ability to withstand extreme environments between -65°C (-85°F) to 230°C (450°F), for example; aircraft nose seals, fuselage seals, wing seals, etc.

Properties of silicone that have made this family of rubbers important engineering materials include:

  • Good thermal stability
  • Constancy of properties over a wide temperature range leading to large operating range (e.g. –100 to 250°C)
  • Ability to repel water and form water tight seals
  • Excellent resistance to oxygen, ozone and sunlight
  • Flexibility
  • Good electrical insulation
  • Anti-adhesive properties
  • Low chemical reactivity
  • Low toxicity

Disadvantages of silicone:

  • Vulcanised rubbers display poor tensile properties
  • Some grades have poor hydrocarbon, oil and solvent resistance
  • High gas permeability (not always a problem)
  • Relatively high cost

Products using Silicone:

  • Door seals
  • Window seals
  • Cabin seals
  • Wing seals
  • All over fuselage
  • Fire barrier seals
  • Electrically conductive seals (EMI, Electro Magnetic Interference and RFI, Radio Frequency Interference)


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