Here at United Silicones, we pride ourselves on providing the highest-quality silicone products on the market. We also provide an outstanding range of silicone profiles and other silicone extrusion parts to a huge range of industries. We manufacture all of our silicone products in the UK and have been working with silicone rubber for over 70 years, so you can always expect the highest quality products.
The extrusion parts that we manufacture include silicone rubber seals, tubing, cords and profiles. Whatever shape and specifications you may have, we consistently manufacture within the required tolerances. We take pride in making sure that each and every one of our customers is 100% satisfied with both the product and service that we provide.
Our silicone experts will also be able to provide you with valuable advice on which grade of silicone would be best for your application.
Why Use Silicone Rubber Extrusion?
Over the years, silicone rubber has become one of the most popular extrusion materials on the market. There is a reason for this, the synthetic polymer has so many amazing benefits that make it phenomenal for a huge range of different industries and applications.
Heat Resistance – Silicone rubber has a huge temperature range that allows the material to withstand and perform effectively at temperatures as low as -70°c to as high as 305°c.
Sterilisation – Silicone’s non-porous nature means that it is not susceptible to a buildup of bacteria. This makes it perfect for use in industries such as food and medicine. It’s also an FDA-approved material.
Low Chemical Reactivity – Silicones, silicone to oxygen backbone means that it has a very low chemical reactivity when compared to other materials. This makes it the perfect material to use in any application where chemicals could be present.
Versatility – Silicone rubber’s many unique benefits make it perfect for use across a huge variety of industries, applications and environments. It can be used across far more applications than most other rubber materials.
Why Choose United Silicones?
Building a customer-focused relationship is of the utmost importance to our whole team.
We can ensure 100% quality supply and full batch tractability for each and every order.
We are proud to offer extremely competitive pricing on all of our high-quality silicone products.
Frequently Asked Questions – Silicone Rubber Extrusion
Yes, silicone can be extruded. Silicone extrusion is a process where silicone rubber is forced through a shape die so that it can take on its shape.
Silicone is a synthetic polymer that is made from the chemical element silicon. To make silicone rubber, the atoms of silicon are isolated from Silica, a silicone dioxide compound. This is done by heating up large amounts of quartz to extreme temperatures as high as 1800°c.