- Able to resist extreme temperature variation: -100°F to 350°F (500°F maximum for non-NSF applications)
- Listed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF-51) for food equipment materials
- Raw materials meet FDA requirements for use with food contact surfaces
- Translucent natural color for visual contact with beer
- Conforms to 3-A Sanitary Standards for Number 18-03 (Multiple Use Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials)
- Resilient, stretchable and resistant to compression set
- Reusable and will withstand repeated sterilization*
- Odorless, tasteless and inert
- Free of BPA and phthalates
- Made in the USA with solar power
The most outstanding properties of Silcon are its purity, flexibility and resistance to temperature extremes. Peroxide-cured Silcon contains no sulphur or other acid-producing chemicals, thereby eliminating the possibility of staining, corroding or deteriorating materials it contacts. It is also extremely resistant to ozone and UV over long time periods. Care is recommended in the selection of fittings and clamps for Silcon as sharp barbed fittings or unlined metal clamps could tear into the tubing wall and lead to failure.
*Silcon may be low-pressure steam sterilized in-line or autoclaved at up to 250°F in a normal autoclaving cycle. However, if exposed to repeated steam sterilization or long-term high temperature or pressure, silicone will eventually relax and become gummy. It should then be replaced. Silcon is not recommended for continuous steam applications.
Hardness, Shore A ±5: 50
Tensile Strength: 1444 psi
Elongation at Break: 608%
Tear Resistance, Die B: 125 ppi
Modulus at 100%: 186 psi
Brittle Temperature: -100°F
Maximum Operating Temperature: 500°F
Maximum Operating Temperature for NSF: 350°F
**Values listed are typical for the material used in manufacture, except where noted, and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing should be performed to find the actual values for your application.
[T] = Performed on hydrostatic test equipment at ambient temperature; based on the ASTM D1599 method.