Decrease your density with silicone foam.
Elkem Silicones’ commitment to sustainability, waste reduction, and improved efficiency are foundational principles to shape the future. Silicone chemistry is naturally formulated to protect against chemical and environmental conditions yielding prolonged product longevity.
Low density materials have been a crux for critical applications dependent on weight. Critical applications, including both motor and electric vehicles as well as aerospace and defense, are pushing boundaries for advanced weight saving technologies. The use of lightweight technologies optimizes energy throughput, drives performance and efficiencies to minimize cost barriers.
Our experts are aware of other foam technologies available and want to help you better understand the idiosyncrasies between silicone foam and polyurethane foam. The graphic below visually describes the tradeoffs between the two materials. Silicone foams typically have flexible cure chemistries, open or closed cell structures, UV resistance, inert reaction chemistry without any toxic by-products, and excellent insulation and flame resistance.
Elkem Silicones continues to expand our product lines focusing on high performance standard foam options to high temperature foam technologies. Elkem Silicones offers different chemistries and customizable solutions dependent on process parameters proven in sealing, molding, battery, and insulation applications.