Silcon® silicone is commonly used because of its flexibility and resistance to extreme temperatures. Silcon silicone is also known for its electrical properties and its ability to self-extinguish. This makes Silcon silicone an excellent choice for appliances and computers. Silicone tubing has been extensively used for high purity applications in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. It is also very pliable and elastic, and is not altered by the effects of weather. Read more here
Made from FDA-sanctioned ingredients
Able to resist extreme temperature variations: -100º F to 500º F
Translucent natural color for visual contact with the flow
Resilient, stretchable, and resistant to compression set
Odorless, tasteless, and inert
Good electrical and weatherability properties
Resists UV, ozone, gases, and moisture
Certified to NSF Standard 51 for food equipment materials
Peroxide-cured Silcon contains no sulphur or other acid-producing chemicals, which eliminates the possibility of corroding, staining, or deteriorating materials that come into contact with the Silcon silicone. Silcon is also extremely resistant to ozone and ultraviolet light over long periods of time.
Silcon is not recommended for implantable or in-body uses for continuous steam applications. Silcon may be low pressure steam sterilized in-line or autoclaved at up to 250º F in a normal autoclaving cycle. However, if exposed to repeated steam sterilization or long-term high temperature or pressure, silicone will eventually relax and become gummy.
Applications for Silcon Silicone Tubing
Deionized Water Transfer
Gaskets, Seals and O-Rings
Hot Water Feeds
Medical and Dental
Portable Gravity Water Filters
Caution is recommended in the selection of fittings and clamps for silicone tubing, as sharp barbed fittings, or unlined metal clamps have the possibility of tearing into the tubing wall and possibly causing a failure.