A highly specific silicon rubber compound is used for the manufacturing of Dielectric Silicone Sleeves to ensure that it provides the best electrical, chemical as thermal resistance. In addition to that, the manufacturers also ensure that it can handle harsh environment as well and do not break or crack under high web tension. They are available in several sizes and have excellent durability.
The dielectric silicon sleeves have several important applications and are useful for conductive rubber extrusions and gaskets (for FRI Compliant Enclosures), useful for corona treatment sleeves (for flexible film printing), cable insulation grommets (for wiring harness), weatherproof gaskets, insulating silicon sleeving. The main applications for this are for corona treatment and electrical applications.
The main reason it is useful for corona surface treatment is its special properties. The process of corona treatment is essential to achieve effective printing on plastic substrates. Thus, there is an increasing demand for this in the printing industry as well.
Common Applications of Silicon Sleeve
Corona treatment process:
Corona treatment is essentially a surface treatment technique for surfaces like plastic films, paper or metallic foils by the method of corona discharge. The way it works is the corona discharge generation occurs when high frequency and high-voltage electricity is applied between electrodes and the treating roller. The main aim of this treatment is to improve wettability, printing property, coating property, laminating property, etc.
Silicone Sleeves are typically non-toxic and also have no physiological effect. Their electrical insulating property and resistance to ozone and corona discharge make it invaluable for the process of corona treatment. The other important features that make it the most suitable for this process is that they are flexible and ensures easy installation, can sustain high temperature for a long period of time with any loss of the mechanical or dielectric property, and in the event of a fire are less flammable.
Silicon Sleeves have high electric strength and have good flexibility and electrical insulation. This makes it invaluable for electric applications. They also have excellent chemical resistance and hence are suitable in a harsh environment as well.
There is a steady growth in the use of silicone sleeves for insulation; in fact, it is also replacing the existing insulation material to a large extent. The main benefit is that it has highly versatile properties, good performance, and is more cost effective.
The main applications of dielectric silicon sleeve are in electronics and power transmission markets. It is implemented in street lights as well as electrical cables that transfer power to our houses.
Wire Harness Protection:
One of the other applications of wire harness protection for several industries like Aerospace, Defense, Transit. It also has marine and medical applications. The benefit of such wire harnesses is that they offer excellent electrical insulation. The wire harness can be useful for the purpose of expandable sleeving, electrical insulation, and thermal protection and also wrappable sleeving.
Fiberglass fabric helps protect hydraulic hoses, lines, wiring, and cable from high temperature, flame molten metal splash, welding splatter grinding sparks, contamination, ozone, abrasion, and UV.
Fiberglass ropes and similar products are useful for hydraulic hoses, line wiring since it helps protect them from heat, flames, molten metal splash as welding splatter. This is fabricated from heavy-duty fiberglass sleeve along with a thick layer of higher temperature silicon sleeves.
This provides thermal and electrical insulation, energy savings, and personal protection.
This type of sponge has high temperature and heat resistance and insulates the sponge up to 260 C.
Silicone Rubber Sealant:
This rubber sealant is invaluable for use on mechanical joints and other such places with exposure to high temperature.