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Engineered Elastomers

Fluorosilicone Rubber (FSR) and
Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR)

Meet the demands of extreme automotive applications

Regulatory and governmental mandates. More energy-efficient vehicles. Continuous cost-reduction initiatives. Evolving customer preferences. The pace of change in the global automotive industry is unprecedented.

These rapid changes are driving advancements in vehicle design and systems technology – and forcing traditional materials to deliver performance aspects that extend beyond the requirements they were originally developed to meet – especially for applications such as turbocharger hoses; fuel, oil and transmission seals; O-rings and gaskets; diaphragms; membranes; and flexible valves.

Closely collaborating with the automotive industry, Dow Corning continues to develop fluorosilicone rubber solutions that can help meet design trends for performance improvement and cost reduction, with innovations such as:

Discover the full range of FSR and F-LSR engineered elastomers from Dow Corning:

Silastic® Fluorosilicone Rubber (FSR)
For extrusion, calendering, and injection or
compression molding applications

  • Offers a wide range of high-performance engineering properties for application versatility
  • Can be custom-compounded to meet specific OEM performance specifications related to heat aging, fluid resistance and swelling
  • Can be easier to process than some fluorinated organic elastomers, such as FKM

Silastic® Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR)
For injection-molding and heat-curing applications

  • Offers a range of Shore A hardness options
  • Enhances design flexibility for small parts, intricate designs, high precision and dimensional stability
  • Cures quickly at lower temperatures, allowing over-molding on plastics
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency and productivity with automated injection-molding
  • Can help meet needs for increased output, short cycle times, less scrap and energy savings

Working on something new? Facing a unique automotive challenge
that requires high-performance engineered elastomers? Talk to us
about how we can work together.

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Want to see for yourself how Silastic® FSR processing options can meet your needs? Or how the four durometer options of Silastic®
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Silastic® brand Fluorosilicone Rubber for Higher Operating Temperatures
Silastic® brand Fluorosilicone
Rubber for Higher Operating

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Silastic® LS-2940 U and Silastic® LS-2970 U Fluorosilicone Rubber
Silastic® LS-2940
U and Silastic®
LS-2970 U Fluorosilicone Rubber
Smart Science Drives Fluorosilicone Rubber Innovation
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Drives Fluorosilicone Rubber Innovation

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New Solutions for Turbocharger
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