Meets FDA requirements per FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 for use with food contact surfaces
Able to resist extreme temperature variation: -100°F to 500°F (350°F maximum for NSF applications)
Translucent natural color for visual contact with the flow
Resilient, stretchable, and resistant to compression set
Reusable — will withstand repeated sterilization^
Odorless, tasteless, and inert
Good electrical and weatherability properties resists U.V., ozone, gases, and moisture
Listed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF-51) for food and beverage equipment materials[U]
Conforms to 3-A Sanitary Standards for Number 18-03 (Multiple Use Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials)
Free of BPA, latex and phthalates; RoHS compliant
Appliances Beverage Service Deionized Water Transfer Duplicating Equipment Food Service Gaskets, Seals, & 'O'-Rings Hot Water Feeds Insulation Sleeving Laboratory Medical & Dental Thermal Protection
Hardness, Shore A ±5
Tensile Strength, psi
Elongation at Break, %
Brittle Temperature, °F
Tear Resistance, Die B, ppi
Modulus at 100%
Max. Operating Temperature, °F
Max. Operating Temperature for NSF, °F
**Values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide
to aid in design. Field testing should be performed to
find the actual values for the application.
The most outstanding properties of SILCON are its flexibility and resistance to temperature extremes. These, plus its good electrical properties and ability to self- extinguish, make SILCON an excellent choice for appliances and thermal sleeving.
Peroxide-cured SILCON contains no sulphur or other acid-producing chemicals, thereby eliminating the possibility of staining, corroding, or deteriorating materials it contacts. It is extremely resistant to ozone and U.V. over long time periods.
Care is recommended in the selection of fittings and clamps for SILCON as sharp barbed fittings or unlined metal clamps could tear into the tubing wall and possibly cause a failure.
^SILCON may be low pressure steam sterilized in-line or autoclaved at up to 250°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. It should then be replaced.
Colors for industrial applications are available through minimum order — call for details.
SILCON is not recommended for implantable or in- body uses or for continuous steam applications.
Add length suffix to part number when ordering. Example: 100 ft. of 1/16" I.D. x 1/8" O.D. tubing is part number 280 0084-100.
Working pressures are calculated from burst testing using a 3:1 safety factor. Application testing is recommended.
[U] If used in an NSF application, the maximum operating temperature is limited to 350°F.
[T] Performed on hydrostatic test equipment at ambient temperature; based on the ASTM D1599 method. ID is the critical dimension for fittings application.