Wacker silicone can stand ‘the heat in the kitchen’

Nuremberg, Germany – Munich-based chemical group Wacker’s presentations at DKT2018 included a new solid silicone rubber for sealing profiles and tubing used at temperatures of up to 300°C for several days.

Elastosil R plus 4350/55 is described as a silicone rubber for formulating heat-resistant, addition-curing silicone elastomers that attains optimum properties when combined with heat stabilisers.

“The type of stabiliser and the amount used have a significant influence on the heat resistance of the cured rubber, which is easy to process in extruders,” explained Wacker.

Heat-aging tests, it…

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