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Benefits of Silicone Elastomer Solutions

Posted by Katie Sullivan

December 7, 2016 9:45 AM

Silicone elastomers are used in several diverse applications and industries because of their many unique properties. Silicone materials' attractive features include low compression set at elevated temperatures, flexibility at low temperatures, hydrophobic characteristics, high dielectric strength, low flammability, and can be food grade compliant. It is also lightweight yet high performing which is ideal for extreme environments. 

Common Applications

Applications that utilize silicone elastomers can be found in many different industries. Below is a list of several industries and applications where this material can be used:


  • Airbags
  • High-Temperature Gaskets
  • Vibration Dampeners

Industrial/Military (Aerospace)

  • Gaskets for Missiles
  • Film Reinforced Spacers

Consumer Electronics

  • Biometric Sensors
  • Waterproof/Dust Proof Cases
  • Lens and Camera Covers
    • Optically Clear Elastomers
Medical and Cosmeceuticals
  • Scar Therapy
  • Sleep Apnea Gasket/Valve

Highlight: Polymer Science Silicone Elastomer Material

Marian is a proud converter of Polymer Science silicone elastomers. This material comes in sheet or roll form and with or without adhesive. Liner options for silicone elastomers include PI and PET materials along with textured or gloss carrier options. Polymer Science offers a broad range of custom colors, widths, and physical properties in silicone elastomers including tensile, elongation, and durometer. Polymer Science offers custom coating techniques up to 762 mm wide. When considering their quick turnaround on prototypes, flexible MOQ, 6-8 week lead time, and competitive costs, there’s no question that this Polymer Science material is the perfect solution for your application.

Marian Converting

Contact us with your complex silicone elastomer requests. Whether it's a silicone elastomer or a silicone foam, our sales engineers will work with you to find a solution using this material for your unique application. Our die-cutting and slitting capabilities along with our rapid prototyping will benefit you in finding the best solution for your application as soon as possible.

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Topics: Elastomers, Silicone