Developing silicone rubber flame resistance

Timpe Jr., David C.
February 2008
Rubber & Plastics News;2/11/2008, Vol. 37 Issue 14, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses various issues related to the development of flame resistance in silicone rubber. Flame resistance is a property of a material that depends in part on its composition, construction, thermal stability and environment. The flame resistance of silicone rubber compounds can be modified to meet specifications. It is stated that modification is most often performed by admixing the compound with chemicals that disrupt the combustion cycle or by improving thermal stability.


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