As discussed in many of the posts that we write, different materials are what make up NEDC’s DNA. The beauty of die-cutting lies in the different materials and the versatilities they may offer. One material that offers significant versatility is the flame retardant silicone sponge product NORSEAL® R10460 by Saint Gobain Performance Plastics.
Properties & Specifications of R10460
Norseal® R10460 Silicone Sponge offers a number of great properties. This medium density (6–14psi compression*) silicone sponge features low compression set, and fire retardancy to UL 94 HBF. In addition, this material has a number of applicable specifications that it is capable of meeting.
Specifications that Norseal R10460 Silicone Sponge Meet:
AMS-3195 (Medium Density Silicone Sponge)
ASTM D1056 Type 2 , Grade A, B, and C
MIL-R-6130 Type 2, Grade A, B, C
ASTM D6576 Type 2, Grade A, B, C
In addition, to those military specifications, Norseal R10460 also meets the FDA Complaint 21 CFR 177.2600. Similar to other silicone sponge products, R10460 has a wide operating temperature. This elastic silicone sponge material features a broad operating temperature from -100°F to +500°F. In addition, similar to other closed cell sponge materials, it has a low water absorption of 5% per ASTM D1056. This unique blend of properties makes R10460 a great candidate for many applications. Commonly, customers utilize R10460 for its excellent sealing properties in harsh environments, flame retardance, and compression set resistance.
Applications where R10460 Silicone Sponge is Found:
-Electric Metering(I have solar panels on my house so I look at this everyday)
-Military enclosures for high performance electronics
The material is available in a number of thicknesses ranging from 1/16” to ½ an inch. The standard color of R10460 is a dark blue/gray. NEDC commonly die-cuts or waterjet cuts R10460 Silicone Sponge into custom shapes such as gaskets. R10460 Silicone Sponge is available with silicone or acrylic PSA on one side for ease in assembly. In conclusion, R10460 is a great material for different sealing applications. For more information on R10460 Silicone Sponge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note Other Nomenclature of R10460:
CHR(previously Connecticut Hard Rubber) R10460 Silicone Sponge
*Tested per ASTM D1056
NORSEAL® is a registered trademark of Saint Gobain Performance Plastics.