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Silicone elastomers/rubber – types and uses

Types of silicone elastomers/rubber

Silicone elastomers are supplied as unreacted mixtures that can be cured (vulcanized) at room temperature or by the addition of heat.

Learn about the structure and properties of silicone elastomers.

Click the photos to learn more about applications for silicone elastomers.


Did you know ... many silicone elastomers can be recycled!


Uses for silicone elastomers

  • Automotive gaskets, diaphragms and valves, boots, O-rings, hoses, cables, and connectors
  • Insulation for wire and cable
  • High-voltage insulators, insulator coatings, and cable accessories for electrical power transmission
  • Keypads and photocopier rollers
  • Food preparation and delivery; pharmaceutical and biomedical processing; healthcare device fabrication
  • Sealants and adhesives for industrial maintenance and repair
  • Sealing, bonding, and coating applications, especially in the automotive, construction, electrical, electronics, and textiles industries
  • Air, fluid, and material delivery devices, including tubing and conveyors
  • Protective equipment and masks
  • Sporting goods and toys
  • Three-dimensional extruded profiles
  • Moldmaking



Did you know ... oven mitts and kitchen utensils fabricated with silicone elastomers minimize the possibility of bacteria contamination. Read the article.


Visit the silicone showcase to see the benefits silicone elastomers bring to a wide range of industries.

Did you know ...   fluorosilicone elastomers are used in almost all civil and military aircraft and are considered one of the major technological advances of
recent history!

Expand your understanding

Learn about: The structure and properties of silicone elastomers.

Easy reading: Silicone Rubber: Bringing Color and Performance to Life (PDF size 207 KB)

Silicone Sealants and Adhesives: The Art of Bonding (PDF size 3.2 MB)

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