Silicone gel is a two component silicone elastomer that crosslinks at room temperature by polyaddition reaction. The polymerisation is accelerated by heating. After mixture of the components, the handling of the silicone gel occurs through moulding.
Main application fields are in the electric and electronic industry for the protection of filigree devices such as hybrids, semi-conductors, conductor boards etc. Silicone gels show high stability both at low and high temperatures and are used in temperature ranges between -50°C and approx +200°C.
Silicone gels are also used in high-voltage applications where their main advantages are the low dielectric constant and with low loss factors. In the physiological area silicone gels are furthermore used for padding applications like bicycle saddles, shoes or keyboard wrist pillows.
Silicone gels are ideal for the absorption of sound waves and for the damping of vibrations and oscillations.