True silicone is 100% pure silicone that is available in different shore-A hardness as detailed below. The material is suitable to produce both functional prototypes and end-use products, which can be used in a temperature range of -30°C to +180°C (-22°F to +356°F).
The material shows high resistance to harsh environments conditions, various acids, bases and nonpolar solvents. Silicone parts are water repellent, insulating, and have a high gas permeability.
Silicone has passed the following tests for biocompatibility: ISO DIN EN 10993-05 (tests for in vitro cytotoxicity) and ISO DIN EN 10993-10 (tests for irritation and skin sensitization).
The material is offered in two colors:
- Translucent white: Available in all durometers
- Black: Available for 60A
Primary benefits include:
- high temperature and wear resistance
- elasticity and high reproducibility after deformation or stress
- a range of durometers (20A to 60A)