RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Your Single Source For Silicone Compounding
Because of silicone’s flexible chemical structure, our chemists can modify and improve its properties and enhance its performance to meet an array of functions in thousands of applications around the world.
In addition to custom mixing, HEXPOL has a product line of standard silicone compounds. Or, if you already have your own formulation, we’ll mix that and deliver a precise compound, ensuring batch-to-batch consistency.
HEXPOL’s specialists are constantly working with its customers to discover new applications for silicone polymers.
Customized Silicone Compounds
We gather information that helps deliver the right silicone solution, such as:
Specification/Physical Requirements – Characteristics such as hardness, color, tensile, elongation, conductivity, high and low temperature limits, and fluid resistance; as well as specifications (e.g., military, automotive) and industry standards.
Customer Process for Curing – Injection, compression, extrusion, etc., as well as factoring time, temperature and line speed.
Physical Forms of Compounded Shape – Continuous strips or slabs, preforms and pigs-rolls.
Application – What will the part be used for?
Silicone components are used in automotive; light (pickup) and heavy trucks (semi); bus and rail mass transit; and aircraft to seal, insulate, and protect, providing safety, durability, and performance.
Energy, Wire & Cable
Silicone delivers longer service life, resistance to extreme temperatures and high pressure, as well as superior UV protection. When flexibility, resistance to harsh environments, and insulating properties are paramount, silicone rubber is the right choice.
Building & Construction
Energy efficiency, structural protection, weatherproofing, window glazing and aesthetically pleasing attributes are some of the benefits provided by silicone.
Silicone rubber is microbial resistant, clean, and traceable batch lot number, improving the performance of medical devices.
Applications for Silicone
- Cables and Terminators
- Electrical Connectors
- High-Voltage Insulators
- Wire Insulation
- Spark Plug Boots
- Glazing (window seals)
- Lip Seals
- Medical Tubing, Mats, Handles
- Seals & Stoppers
- Syringes and Plungers
- Rollers – High Release & Temp
- Food Industry Tubing
- Packaging Seals
- Profiles for Handling
- Aviation Fuel Seals
- Insulators, Connectors
- Mechanical Goods