Silicone cords

Silicone cords are flexible sealing components made from silicone rubber compounds, typically cylindrical in shape. Key aspects include:

  1. Material Properties: Silicone cords offer excellent flexibility, elasticity, temperature resistance, and durability. They maintain their sealing integrity over a wide temperature range (-50°C to 230°C or higher) and exhibit resistance to UV radiation, ozone, and weathering.

  2. Cross-Sectional Design: Silicone cords are cylindrical in shape, available in various diameters and lengths. The cylindrical design allows for versatile sealing applications, including static and dynamic seals, O-rings, and gaskets.

  3. Applications: Silicone cords find applications in various industries for sealing, gasketing, cushioning, and insulation. They are used in doors, windows, enclosures, cabinets, HVAC systems, and electrical enclosures to create watertight or airtight seals and prevent leakage or ingress of contaminants.

  4. Customization: Silicone cords can be customized to precise specifications, including different diameters, lengths, and hardness levels. This versatility allows for tailored solutions to meet specific sealing requirements in different applications and environments.

  5. Installation: Silicone cords are installed by placing them into grooves or channels along mating surfaces or edges where sealing is required. Proper compression ensures effective sealing against fluids, dust, or air. Adhesive bonding or mechanical fastening may be used to secure the cord in place.

  6. Maintenance: Regular inspection and replacement of silicone cords help maintain their sealing integrity and performance over time. They are durable and resistant to degradation but may require replacement due to wear and tear or exposure to harsh environmental conditions.

  7. Compliance: Silicone cords can be manufactured to comply with industry standards and regulations governing sealing performance, such as ASTM D2000, AMS specifications, or specific customer requirements for hardness, compression set, and other mechanical properties.

In summary, silicone cords offer a versatile and reliable sealing solution for a wide range of industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Their cylindrical shape and flexibility make them suitable for creating effective seals in various static and dynamic sealing applications, providing protection against fluids, dust, and air infiltration.

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