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VMQ

About VMQ Silicones

VMQ (Silicones) are a group of elastomeric materials made from silicone, oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon. Extreme temperature range and low temperature flexibility are characteristics of silicone compounds.

As a group, silicones have poor tensile strength, tear resistance, and abrasion resistance. Special compounds have been developed with exceptional heat and compression set resistance. High strength compounds have also been made, but their strength does not compare to conventional rubber.

Silicones possess excellent resistance to extreme temperatures -50°C to + 232°C (-58°F to +450°F). Some special compounds resist even higher temperatures. Retention of properties of silicone at high temperature is superior to most other elastic materials.

VMQ applications

Silicone compounds are very clean and are used in many food and medical applications because they do not impart odor or taste. Silicone compounds are not recommended for dynamic O-ring sealing applications due to relatively low tear strength and high coefficient of friction.

Silicone is resistant to hot air, ozone, UV radiation, engine and transmission oils, animal and vegetable fats and oils, and brake fluids. VMQ also has low resistance to mineral oils. Silicone can be compounded to be electrically resistant, conductive, or flame retardant. Many silicone compounds have a higher than normal mold shrinkage. Therefore production molds for silicone products are often different than molds for nitrile.

Datasheets VMQ

The table below shows the available datasheets for this material in pdf. Safety datasheets are available here.

More information about VMQ at ERIKS

For more information about VMQ you can fill in the form below or contact the nearest ERIKS Sealing & Polymer location.

 

Compound Number Material Nominal hardness Compliances Application Colour Minimum temperature Maximum temperature Datasheet
714166 VMQ 60 ADI,EC1935-2004,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,REACH,RoHS General purpose | Food and Beverage Rust -60 220
714177 VMQ 70 ADI,EC1935-2004,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,REACH,RoHS General purpose | Food and Beverage Rust -60 220
714302 VMQ 60 ADI,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,REACH,RoHS,USP Class VI Pharmaceutical Transp. -50 200
714534 VMQ 70 ADI,EC1935-2004,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,REACH,RoHS,USP Class VI Pharmaceutical White -60 250
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