Dow develops new fluorosilicone rubber bases for “competing demands”

Midland, Michigan – Dow Performance Silicones has unveiled two new fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) bases to meet competing demands for handling performance, high-temperature resistance and fluid resistance.

Silastic LS-4940 and Silastic LS-4960 fluorosilicone rubber bases are specially designed for calendering and extrusion of turbocharger hoses, the company said in a 1 Oct release.

The rubber bases are also suitable for other moulded rubber parts that are be exposed to high temperatures and/or aggressive fluids or fuels.

The products feature good balance of tensile, elongation and tear resistance; low compression…

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