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Rubber Fabrication Materials


Explore your many silicone rubber elastomer choices

With a range of materials and customizable choices, Silastic® brand silicone and fluorosilicone engineered elastomers from Dow Corning can help you develop solutions to meet your challenging application requirements.

Silicone elastomers are ideal for fabricating complex parts

Find Silastic® silicone elastomers that fit your automotive component fabricating requirements

High Consistency Silicone Rubber (HCR) Compounds (PDF) – Ready-to-use, heat-cured blends of silicone rubber base, fillers, modifiers, vulcanizing agents and pigments

  • High performance
  • Mechanical strength and electrical insulating properties
  • Shortened development time
  • Optimized manufacturing capabilities

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Elastomers (PDF) – Two-part dispensable silicone materials that are readily mixed and rapidly heat cured

  • Ideal for large quantities of intricate designs
  • Excellent processing performance and efficiency
  • Fast cure rate and reduced cycle times
  • Higher throughput and lower labor costs

Fluorosilicone Rubber (FSR) Compounds (PDF) – High-consistency, ready-to-use, heat-cured blends of fluorosilicone rubber base, fillers, modifiers, vulcanizing agents and pigments

  • Superior hot and cold temperature performance from -50 to 200°C (-58 to 328°F)
  • Ideal for prolonged exposure to or immersion in fuels, oils, solvents
  • Wide range of engineering properties

Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR) Elastomers (PDF) – Fully fluorinated two-part silicone elastomers that combine FSR performance with LSR processing benefits

Get the engineered elastomers you need to meet processing and performance requirements.

Technical resources
  Liquid Injection Molding: Processing Guide for Silastic® Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Silastic® Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR) (603 KB PDF)
  Fabricating with Silastic® High Consistency Rubber (PDF)
  Fluorosiliicone Elastomers – Innovations for Automotive Industry Challenges (1.30 MB PDF)
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Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) elastomers are used as fabric coatings for high-performance airbags, and silicone rubber adhesive/sealants are used for sealing seams on cut-and-sewn airbags and inflatable curtain systems.

Learn more about how Dow Corning® brand coatings and seam sealants benefit inflatable restraint systems.


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