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SILICONE ELASTOMER AND RUBBER COMPOUND SOLUTIONS

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Silicone is a synthetic rubber which is obtained from element Silicium through a series of complex reactions. Because there is no Carbon, Sulphur, Nitrogen Chlorine or another halogen in its polymer composition, it does not release toxic gasses and smoke even when it is exposure to flame (Halogen Free). Silicone is preferred in areas where other elastomers are inadequate in meeting the needs in the technology of our day.

Main advantages of silicone::

  • Its physical properties do not change at high and low temperatures.
  • It is not affected under climate conditions.
  • It shows resistance against moisture, radiation, ultraviolet rays, ozone, oxygen, corrosion and high pressure.
  • Has a very high electrical insulation.
  • Has 50% greater current carrying capacity as compared to PVC and other rubber insulated cables.
  • It resistant to chemical solvents.
  • It has biological inertness.
  • Does not stick to other substances.

HEAT RESISTANCE AND FLAME RETARDANCY

Silicone insulation is safely used in application areas where fire control is important due to its high temperature resistance and flame retardant properties.
Newly developed special silicone insulation, on the other hand, shows superior qualities as compared to classic silicone insulations beyond flame retardation in terms of non-flammability, not conducting flames even in flame and not dripping.
Additionally, the high heat conductivity of the material (low heat specific modulus 15,9 Mj/Kg) enables cable operation temperature to remain at low levels. This property, in turn, brings silicone insulation at least 50% greater current conduction advantage as compared to PVC and other elastomers.

RESISTANCE TO TEMPERATURE CHANGES

In changing temperature environments, in environments with periodically recurring temperature changes or carrying impulse heat loaded silicone is truly a nonproblematic insulation material.
Even welding temperature can not melt or peel silicone. As with high temperatures, also in low temperatures silicone basically maintains its flexibility. Its formulations exist which can maintain their flexibility even at -40°C.



RESISTANCE TO OZONE AND CORONA EFFECTS

Other insulation materials, even though resistant to ozone lose their properties as the result of corona effects. Silicone insulation, on the other hand, is resistant to both. Another property of silicone is that it is not affected from low pressure environments. For this reason it is also used reliably in aircraft industry.


THERMAL PROPERTIES

Silicone normally has a broad operating range as -60°C to +200°C as determined by standards. Between these temperatures it has a resistance period which can not be fully determined without losing its physical properties at all. When a technical error occurs in the environment it operates it resists 400°C and higher temperatures for short periods.
Even classic silicone may not satisfy some application today. As with all industrial branches the silicone technology too is improving itself to beable to respond to new requirements. Our company can implement in our country the most advanced technologies in its field at the same time with the world. Today we can produce cables and profiles which can resist a temperature of 315°C with THT silicone. Additionally, we are also experiencing the justified pride, having commissioned a very special cable production the properties of which we describe in detailed in the section on cables.

RESISTANCE TO CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Silicone rubber is very resistance against the effects of ultraviolet rays and oxygen, nitrogen and other gasses. Even under excessive temperatures it does not undergo discoloration or become cracked. It is not affected from rain or surface water. Other rubbers, on the other hand, age rapidly under these conditions.

RESISTANCE TO RADIATION

Dielectric properties of silicone rubbeOnsulation do not undergo any notable deterioration with effect of radiation. First this reason it is one of the rare insulation materials which can be used in devices involving excavation-rays and nuclear power.

PHYSIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

Silicone is an inert material (without chemical activity). It has no adverse effect on human and environmental health. Fully vulcanized (baked) silicone does not permit growth of microbes or fungi on it. Therefore, it can be successfully used in food industry, medicine, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. Numerous products not permitting risks such as blood transfusion tubes, oxygen masks, baby bottles, and pharmaceutical packaging stoppers are made from silicone.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

Silicone is resistance against oils and liquis along with numerous chemical substances. This resistance is also valid in high temperatures.

BEING LIGHT WEIGHT

Because silicone is a substance with low specific weight, cables for which insulation is made with this material are naturally lighter. As this property keeps the total installations weight low it creates an advantage in shipbuilding and aircraft industrial.