Chemical resistance silicones
Chemical resistance of silicone rubber In answer to questions regarding the effects of solvents and industrial chemicals on silicone rubber, the following data has been complied. Silicones are in general, chemically inert and are attacked by only a few common materials. Among them are concentrated sulphuric acid, hydrofluoric acid and under long term exposure, high pressure steam. Like any elastomer, silicone has a tendency to physically absorb those materials with a solubility parameter near to its own. This absorption may cause the rubber to swell and to soften slightly. In few applications, this volume increase is advantageous. For example, a silicone rubber gasket exposed to certain solvents will swell to form a tighter seal. The change undergone by silicone rubber in contact with an absorbed solvent is primarily physical. After the solvent has completely evaporated, the silicone rubber will return to its original physical properties.
Sealants are used in building and industrial applications in many places under various circumstances on several substrates. It may occur that the sealant joints show discoloration after a couple of days or weeks. In general the joints can be considered...Read more
In the technical documentation of all our product the minimum shelf life after production is given under a temperature between +5°C and + 25°C. When products are stored with higher temperatures this will shorten the shelf life.Read more