Silicone... what exactly is it?
We'd like to answer the question of 'What is Silicone'?
Silicone is a high-performance elastomer or rubber, with an unusual combination of properties. This combination of properties range from high-temperature performance, durability, electrical insulation as well as transparency and much more. Read on…
SILICONE: Let us explain
At Silex we provide Silicone to companies throughout the World. It's our specialism.
Once you start looking you will notice silicone is everywhere.
Silicone is a synthetic polymer, a polymer is a material made of repeating sub units. In the case of silicone these subunits are made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and silicon. Silicon is a natural element found in sand – not to be confused with silicone!
Silicone is favoured because of it’s excellent heat resistance, flexibility and longevity. Easily pigmented, Silicone is used to create variety of items used for aesthetic applications such as car vacuum hose.
We Are Silicone Experts
Based in Hampshire, UK
Manufacturing Silicone products used worldwide
Silex have been manufacturing silicone since 1985 and provide silicone to all industries in a range of applications. Bespoke silicone extrusions are provided to a wide range of industries including aerospace, rail, and diary.
The food and beverage industry benefit from food grade and metal detectable silicone products to ensure food compliance throughout their production lines.
Silex manufacture silicone items for many key companies in this industry including fabricated frames and seals.