Soft Silicone Sponge
Closed Cell Silicone Sponge
This low compression set, soft silicone sponge is ideal for demanding sealing and gasket applications.
It is produced with a fabric finish on both sides, is flexible and can handle extreme temperature environments. Our soft silicone sponge offers excellent compression set resistance and can maintain its resiliency under extended compression.
- Excellent for seals and gaskets
- High compressibility
- Low compression set
- UV/Ozone resistant
- ASTM D1056
- ASTM D412
- FAR 25.853
Available in – Continuous rolls or cut sheets
Thickness available (in) – 0.0625 to 0.500
Typical roll lengths (ft) – 25 to 100
Typical roll widths (in) – 36
Surface finishing – Fabric impression finish, both sides
Cell structure – Closed cell
Color – Red/orange, grey, black, white, *color matching available
*Subject to MOQ
-99°F to +450°F (-73°C to 232°C)
|Compression deflection (25%)||psi (kPa)||3-8 (21-55)||ASTM D1056|
|Density < 0.25” thick||pcf (kg/m3)||43 (690) max.||ASTM D1056|
|Density ≥ 0.25” thick||pcf (kg/m3)||34 (550) max.||ASTM D1056|
|Compression set (22h, 100°C)||%||60 max.||ASTM D1056|
|Tensile strength||psi (kPa)||33 (225) min.||ASTM D412|
- ASTM D1056 Standard Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials—Sponge or Expanded Rubber
- This material passes the ASTM D1056 specification for silicone materials.
- This specification covers flexible cellular rubber products known as sponge rubber and expanded rubber, but does not apply to latex foam rubber or ebonite cellular rubber.
- The base material for an open/closed cellular product may be made of synthetic, natural, or reclaimed rubber, or a mixture, and may contain other polymers or chemicals, or both, which may be modified by organic or inorganic additives.
- ASTM D412 is a standard test methods for vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers—tension
- This material passes the ASTM D412 specification for silicone materials.
- ASTM D412 is the most common standard for determining the tensile properties of vulcanized (thermoset) rubber and thermoplastic elastomers. Compounds in this family are used to create a vast array of consumer goods such as tires, footballs, and rubber bands.
- FAR 25.853 is a regulation part of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), specifically addressing flammability requirements for materials used in the construction of commercial aircraft.
- The regulation mandates that materials used inside the aircraft cabin, such as seat cushions, wall panels, and flooring, must be flame-resistant and able to withstand specific fire tests.
- It includes specific criteria and test methods for assessing the flammability of these materials, ensuring that they do not easily ignite and, if they do, that they burn slowly and self-extinguish.
- Compliance with FAR 25.853 is critical for aircraft certification, focusing on enhancing passenger safety by minimizing the risks associated with in-flight fires.
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