Silicone Coated Fabrics
Fenner Precision can silicone-coat most organic elastomers, such as natural rubber, EPDM, and polychloroprene.
Fenner Precision is a global leader in the design and development of silicone-coated fabrics for use in various industries and applications worldwide. Many customer applications require the development of new innovative materials relating to coated fabrics. From R&D to production, Fenner Precision maintains well-equipped laboratories and chemical engineering staffs to respond quickly and thoroughly to customer needs. New compounds are custom formulated in a state-of-the-art laboratory where prototypes are developed using a process that simulates actual production equipment.
Typical physical properties of Silicone-Coated Fabrics are:
- Available with both faces uncured (DUC), one face cured and one face uncured (SUC), and both faces cured (CC).
- Three standard glass fibre fabrics are available ; industry standard 7628 glass fabric GL16 at 0.2mm (0.008”) thick, GL300 at 0.25mm (0.010”) thick and GL921 at 0.4mm (0.016”) thick.
- Standard widths are currently 610mm and 915mm (trimmed) and 660mm and 940mm (untrimmed) with maximum available width to 1500mm.
- Silicone coating thickness can be as little as 0.004” (0.1mm). There is no real limit on the maximum coating thickness, but we generally would not put more than 0.060” (1.5mm) of coating on at a time when calendering.
- Most of our materials for this market are red as the material that gives them the red color, red iron oxide, gives improved heat ageing characteristics.
- Coated fabric materials are usually supplied with a smooth polythene release material against each face, on cardboard cores. Un-reinforced sheeting is supplied with an embossed polythene release material against each face, on cardboard cores.