Silicone Material ScienceBoyd silicone expertise spans over 40 years including compounding and manufacturing silicone components for medical technology, pharmaceuticals, eMobility, food production, transportation, construction, and aerospace. From silicone tubes, extruded profiles, o-rings and sheets to complex silicone molded parts and assembled products, Boyd’s silicone solutions exceed demanding quality and safety requirements.
Long Service Life in Many Applications
Biologically Compatible Material
Sustainably Derived and Reusable
Eliminate disposable products with repeatably sterilizable silicone components derived from silica sand as opposed to oil.
Silicone Rubber at BoydSilicone is a rubber derived from silica, making it a sustainable material that is extremely resistant to broad temperature ranges, ozone, and oxidation. Silicone is a physiological compatible material, meaning it can be used in a wide range of medical, food, water, and pharmaceutical applications. Industries such as transportation, automotive, construction, and general industry also leverage the excellent compression set, rebounding, and high quality of silicone rubbers. Silicone is available in a variety of colors and can meet different material properties and legal standards depending on application requirements. Boyd compounds, molds, and converts silicone components such as tubes, seals, profiles, sheets, molded parts, O-rings and other assembled products.
Silicone Color Options
The color of silicone components play a key role in many fields such as black coated tubes for light-sensitive drugs in the medical industry or blue tubes for better detectability in the food industry.
In addition to transparent and translucent versions, Boyd’s silicone components are available in standard colors like black, white, blue, green, red, yellow, brown as well as other color variants. The colors can be specified in RAL, NCS or Pantone.
On request, color adaptations and color developments are also possible as well as highly transparent silicones, which can be used as optical silicones.
General Silicone Characteristics
Boyd’s silicone compounding capabilities enable us to customize a broad range of properties such as:
- Temperature resistant to heat and cold (-100 °C to +300 °C)
- Resistant to liquids, oils, chemicals (acids or alkalis), radiation and cleaning agents
- Weather resistant
- Resistant to hydrolysis
- Microbe resistant
- Ozone resistant
- UV resistant
- Resistant to discoloration by solar radiation
- Long-term color fastness
Low flue gas emission
High oxygen index (LOI)
- Thermally separating
- Electrically insulating
- Water repellent and at the same time water vapor permeable
- Without animal components (BSE/TSE)
- Without plasticizer (BPA)
- No-fogging of surfaces
- Talcumized or talc-free
- Non post cure
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