Silex Ltd.

Unit 4/5, Broxhead Trad Estate, Lindford, Bordon, GU35 0NY Lindford, Bordon
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1420 487130
Fax +44 1420 489274

This company is co-exhibitor of
MVQ Silicones GMBH


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K 2016 hall map (Hall 8a): stand C39

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.01  Processing technologies
  • 02.01.002  Products made by extrusion

Our products

Product category: Products made by extrusion

Silicone Tubing

A comprehensive range of silicone tubing, with bore sizes from 0.2mm up to 200mm, meets the demands of practically any application. The smallest tubing manufactured by Silex is most commonly used as electrical sleeving, whilst mid-range sizes are generally used to carry liquids and powders within the food processing and pharmaceutical industries.

Silex offers a wide selection of approved material for use specifically within hygiene critical applications including FDA, WRAS, Ktw, Bfr and USP Class VI to name but a few.

Dielectric tubing and hot air ducting are just two uses for the largest tubes in the range.

Silex tubing from stock is classified in six main categories:

Platinum Cured Translucent Silicone Tubing - A very popular all-rounder, suitable for food contact, peristaltic pumps and hundreds of other applications.
Sleeving – Typically thin walled, available in a variety of sizes and colours.
Coloured Tubing – A comprehensive range of regular sizes and popular colours.
Dairy Tubing – A comprehensive range of silicone tubing specifically tailored to meet the demands of the dairy industry
Fuel Tubing for Radio Controlled Models – Methanol resistant silicone tube for radio controlled (RC) models in a variety of colours.
Large Bore Peroxide Tubing - 30mm ID and above.

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Product category: Products made by extrusion

Solid Silicone Cord

A very popular product, we hold stocks of Silex silicone cords in a medium hardness of 60Sh A in red oxide, white and translucent and a newly added softer 40Sh A material, currently stocked in translucent.

Additionally, we stock a range of ‘Jewellery Cords’ – a range of smaller diameter cords (1mm to 5mm) in a wide variety of attractive colours including our ‘Glimmersil’ pigments, which have proved to be very popular. We also stock a metal detectable grade cord, which comes in blue as standard.

All Silex solid cords are compliant to FDA 177.2600 and EC 1935/2004 standards.

These cords can be supplied in coil form, cut to length or joined into O Rings with silicone adhesive.

Made to tight tolerances, Silex cords are specified all over the world for a multitude of sealing applications.

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Product category: Products made by extrusion

Silicone Extruded Profiles / Sections

Particular attention to detail plays a vital role in the manufacture of extruded sections and profiles. Various applications demand different tolerance control and specific performance from the extrudates.

Silex takes a keen interest in the intended use of its products to ensure that they are always suitable in terms of dimensional stability, shore hardness accuracy, colour matching when required and that the most suitable compounds are used.

An almost infinite range of sections and profiles are available in all the usual grades of silicones i.e. food grades, flame retardant, high and low temperature and steam resistant grades etc.

Extrusion dies for silicone extrusions are simple to produce and inexpensive. Some of the most popular shapes such as “T”, “e”, “U”, “D” and “P” sections are listed below so that our customers can take advantage of utilizing existing profiles.

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Product category: Products made by extrusion

Silicone Edging Strips

Silex Silicone edging strips, otherwise known as channel sections or ‘U’ profiles, are available from stock in three colour options; black, white and translucent. Manufactured in our premium grade of platinum cured silicone, Silex edging strips have a smooth shiny surface and are non-yellowing, ideal for aesthetic panel protection and sealing. Items 9, 10 and 11 are currently only available in black.

Silex adhesive E41 is recommended for enhanced fixing.

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Product category: Products made by extrusion

Silicone Sponge Extruded Profiles

Silex Silicone Sponge Extruded Sections/Profiles

Where applications demand the physical properties and characteristics of silicone rubber, but in an alternative sponge form, Silex can deliver. An extensive range of profiles are available, with dies being simple and inexpensive to manufacture when custom items are required, allowing a great deal of design freedom. Popular extruded profiles include tubes, seals, ‘U’ sections, ‘T’ sections, ‘e’ sections, ‘D’ sections and ‘P’ sections.

Sponge strip can be extruded or slit from sheet. A list of sponge strip held as stock can be found here (LINK) Further sizes are available upon request.

Details of our range of sponge cords can be found here (LINK)

Currently, Silex offers four standard densities of SIL10, SIL16, SIL24, SIL33, with respective apparent densities of 10, 16, 24 and 33lb per cubic foot.

In metric terms these densities equate to 200, 250, 400 and 550kg per cubic metre.

Further options available include intermediate densities, materials and high temperatures grades for 270°C in a large variety of colours with metal detectable grades also available, usually in grey. When an FDA grade sponge is required, we can offer our SIL20 FDA grade sponge; a platinum cured material that conforms to FDA 177.2600 and EC 1935/2004 standards.

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About us

Company details

Silex prides itself in providing one of the most comprehensive ranges of silicone rubber products on the market. Should you require a product from our expansive stock range, or a bespoke item for a more novel application, Silex has many years of experience working closely with customers to produce an end product to suit virtually any silicone requirement.

Products stocked by Silex include, but are not limited to tubing, profiles, strips, cords, reinforced hoses, seals, gaskets and fabrications, sheeting, adhesives, sealants, encapsulants and liquid casting silicones.

These products can be produced in a number of different performance grades to suit numerous applications such as high temperature, platinum cured, fuel resistant, FDA approved and fire retardant to name a few.

Providing our customers data packages packed with information, specifications and technical data, we ensure our customers have the greatest possible choice of products. The technical team at Silex is constantly working to find new ways and new materials to deliver silicone rubber products ideal for their intended application.

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