Silicone rubber is a synthetic rubber created by mixing silicon with carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and sometimes other additives. Silicone rubber differs from other polymers in that it does not have a carbon backbone, but a Si-O-Si backbone. Also, even though it is a polymer, silicone rubber acts like an elastomer; it can be very flexible and elastic.
Timco Rubber Products, Inc.
Timco Rubber's goal is to seal the gap between the drawing board and the assembly line. And they have been accomplishing this goal since 1956. When it comes to silicone rubber, they have you covered. For the products you need molded, and the polymers required, Timco's highly trained staff is ready to help, so call today to get started on your next project.
Enterprise Rubber, Inc.
Located in Akron, Ohio, Enterprise rubber offers a complete line of rubber parts, and will even provide custom parts when requested. Their staff of professionals has extensive experience in all types of rubber, including silicone rubber, making them the perfect choice for your molding needs. They will assist you in design, material selection and specification to give you the perfect product.
RD Rubber Technology Corporation
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Serving numerous industries such as medical, aerospace, military, electronics and food processing and handling, they have become a leading distributor of rubber parts. RD Rubber will work closely with you to make sure all of your requirements are met. No matter what material you need, such as silicone rubber, they are ready to create a superior product for you.
Da/Pro Rubber, Inc.
Broken Arrow, OK
For a leading manufacturer of precision rubber, look no further than Da/Pro Rubber. For over fifty years they have been providing custom solutions to all clients. Their employees are efficient and skilled in many materials, including silicone rubber. Da/Pro Rubber offers products of the highest quality so that they are able to satisfy their customers around the world.
Accurate Products, Inc.
Accurate Products provides customers with short and long production runs, prototyping, inventory management and JIT shipping. Their teams of specialists can provide you with standard products, as well as custom options to ensure that all of your requirements and specifications are met. They offer a range of materials, including silicone rubber, to make sure each product is exactly what you need.
Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co.
Pierce-Roberts Rubber Company offers practical estimates, efficient scheduling and total warehousing of raw materials to provide delivery of rubber products on time and to the exact specifications requested. Offering a variety of materials, including silicone rubber, they are committed to each customer and strive to produce the best products at reasonable prices.
Rader Products, LLC
Rader Products strives to achieve perfection in teamwork, responsibility, accountability, on-time deliveries, communication, integrity and trust. They work closely with customers to find the products you need, to the specifications you require. With a wide array of materials, including silicone rubber, they are prepared for any challenge you are currently facing.
A world class supplier of rubber and plastic products, Ebco specializes in providing goods at the lowest costs possible. Skilled in using a number of materials, such as silicone rubber, this team will manufacture every part you need, and will meet each specification and requirement. Since 1951 they have been providing superior service to clients, call them today and let them assist you.
Advanced Rubber Products
From the simplest part, to the most complex design and challenges, let Advanced Rubber Products show you the advantages in choosing them for your project. Offering countless standard products as well was custom products, in a wide array of materials, including silicone rubber, ARP has everything you need to accomplish your latest task. For quick turnaround and low prices, call today.
Hiawatha Rubber Co.
For nearly 60 years, Hiawatha Rubber has specialized in custom rubber parts for medical, industrial, appliance and commercial applications. Hiawatha utilizes CAD design, robotic equipment, custom in-house mixing, CNC machinery, cryogenic deflashing, cell manufacturing and rapid prototyping. Hiawatha Rubber will solve your critical intricate challenges, we don't just sell parts.
Premier Seals Manufacturing
Premier Seals Manufacturing is committed to providing their customers superior service and precision parts. With technical knowledge in the production of all rubber parts, they are ready for any custom job you might require. Their craftsmen are skilled in all materials, including silicone rubber. For large and small quantity orders for any industry, contact Premier Seals.
Jet Rubber Company
Since 1955, Jet Rubber Company has been custom molding rubber for a variety of industries and various applications. They have built a strong reputation on their ability to provide quality products, on time, and at fair prices. Specializing in many materials, including silicone rubber, they are able to offer standard and custom products to suit all individual and complex tasks.
When looking for rubber products in a wide range of materials, turn to Britech Industries. Their employees are skilled with various compounds including silicone rubber. Since they began in 1984, they have been devoted to establishing the highest level of commitment to their customers and their product requirements. They are willing to special order and overnight ship to meet your needs.
Reliant Rubber Company
Wake Forest, NC
Offering all sizes and configurations of rubber parts in various materials, including silicone rubber, Reliant Rubber has everything you need for your next project. Providing designing assistance and engineering of prototypes and production tooling in both large and small runs, they will work with you to make sure all your specifications are met on a schedule that works for you.
Silicone rubber can be engineered in many different grades. These grades distinguish themselves from each other in terms of their respective qualities of steam resistance, electrical conductivity, flame resistance, metal detectability, chemical resistance and other physical properties. Most silicone rubber varieties share in common naturally-occurring qualities of high electrical insulation, resistance to extreme temperatures, chemical inertness and resilience in harsh environments. Silicone rubber can be molded into an unending list of indispensable products that are used across industry and commerce; medical devices, gaskets, lab instruments, automotive heating hoses, shaft sealing rings, door seals, o-rings, spark plug caps and grommets can all be made of silicone rubber. The aerospace, medical, automotive, construction, electronics, appliance manufacturing, architecture, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries all make use of silicone rubber products.
Silicone rubber can be molded using five different molding processes: cast molding, injection molding, compression molding, transfer molding and dip molding. The cast molding process involves pouring silicone rubber in its liquid form into an open mold, which is a hollow cavity in which the silicone rubber solidifies and takes shape. The injection molding process involves a collection of raw silicone rubber, which is melted in a long channel by friction caused by a large, turning screw. Once molten, the silicone rubber is injected into a mold cavity that gives the rubber its shape, after which the silicone rubber cools and hardens. In compression molding, silicone rubber is preheated and squeezed into a heated mold cavity. Pressure is then applied to force the silicone rubber into contact with every mold surface, which creates a precisely-molded finished product. The transfer molding process involves a plunger-like device built into a mold. First, the silicone rubber is injected into the mold's cavity through small holes, after which a piece of uncured silicone rubber is placed in a chamber. The mold is closed and hydraulic pressure is used to force the silicone rubber through a small hole into the cavity. The mold is held closed while the silicone rubber cures. Lastly, in dip molding silicone rubber is kept in a liquid state while heated and primed aluminum or steel molds are dipped into the liquid silicone rubber from an overhanging rack.
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