As discussed in many of the posts that we write, different materials are what makes 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 Norseal® R10460 Silicone Sponge by Saint Gobain Performance Plastics.
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. Some of these specifications include: AMS-3195, ASTM D1056 Type 2, Class A, B, C, and D. Also, It is capable of meeting MIL-R-6130 callouts Type 2, Grade A, B, and C, along with the superseding specification ASTM D6576. Silicone is famous for its wide operating temperatures. 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. Some common applications include vibration dampening, gasketing and thermal insulation.
The material is available in a number of thicknesses ranging from 1/16” to ½ an inch. The standard color of R10460 is dark blue/gray. NEDC commonly die-cuts or waterjet cuts R10460 Silicone Sponge into custom shapes and sizes for our customers. R10460 Silicone Sponge is available with silicone or acrylic PSA on one side. For more information on R10460 Silicone Sponge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Tested per ASTM D1056