BISCO® silicones are a type of silicone rubber material that has gained widespread use in various industries. These materials are known for their excellent resistance to heat, cold, and UV radiation, as well as their ability to maintain their flexibility and elasticity over a wide range of temperatures. In this article, we will take a closer look at what BISCO® silicones are, how they are made, and the various applications they are used for.
BISCO® silicones are a type of silicone rubber that is manufactured by the Rogers Corporation. Rogers is a world technology leader in innovative solutions for power electronics, advanced foams for cushioning and protective sealing, and high-frequency printed circuit materials. When reliability, efficiency and performance are critical, design engineers partner with Rogers to develop and deliver the material technologies they require. BISCO® silicones are made from a combination of silicone polymer and filler materials such as glass, aluminum oxide, or silica. The addition of these fillers helps to improve the physical properties of the material, such as its tensile strength, tear resistance, and abrasion resistance.
One of the key features of BISCO® silicones is their ability to withstand extreme temperatures without breaking down or losing their elasticity. BISCO® silicones can withstand temperatures ranging from -60°C to 230°C, making them ideal for use in applications where temperature fluctuations are common.
BISCO® silicones are used across many industries such as medical, aerospace, automotive, and electronics. They are also used for cushioning, gap filling, gasketing and sealing, shock absorption, sound block and absorption, and thermal solutions. Past that, BISCO® silicones are used in flame barriers, HEV enclosures, LCD gaskets and bin liners. Some of the common applications of BISCO® silicones include:
Aerospace: BISCO® silicones are used in aerospace applications such as gaskets, seals, and vibration dampers. These materials can withstand the extreme temperatures and harsh environments found in aerospace applications.
Automotive: They are also used in automotive applications such as gaskets, seals, and hoses. These materials can withstand the high temperatures and pressures found in engine compartments.
Construction: BISCO® silicones are used in construction applications such as weatherstripping, roofing, and sealants. These materials can withstand the effects of UV radiation, weathering, and extreme temperatures which is ideal for construction projects.
Electronics: They are used in electronics applications such as potting and encapsulation. These materials can provide excellent protection against moisture, dust, and other environmental contaminants. Which as we know, are common enemies of electronics and can shorten or terminate the life of an electronic.
BISCO® silicones are a versatile and durable type of silicone rubber material that is used in various industries. These materials are known for their excellent resistance to extreme temperatures, weathering, and UV radiation, making them ideal for use in applications where durability and reliability are critical. With their ability to withstand extreme conditions and maintain their elasticity and flexibility, BISCO® silicones are sure to remain an important material for various industries in the future.
With a wide variety of BISCO® silcone material available, we invite you contact us at Seal & Design Canada for more information regarding different materials for your project(s), or you can learn more about our offerings on our BISCO® materials page.
Rogers’ BISCO® silicone sponge offerings are top quality, highly engineered products designed to meet the most demanding applications. With that being said, Seal & Design is a Rogers Preferred Converter.