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American Flexible Products specializes in converting materials for unique gasket needs. Our flexible product converters are experts in using BISCO® silicone, a special material that can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from -55C to 205C. What’s unique about silicone, in general, is that it can maintain its physical properties for many years, making it a reliable choice for various applications. Other materials like polyurethanes, EPDMs, and EVAs don’t have the same level of durability as silicone. As a Preferred Converter for Rogers BISCO®, American Flexible Products is a trusted source for silicone gasket solutions.

And when it comes to silicone gasket solutions, Rogers BISCO® is often the go-to choice for custom fabricators. Categories of this trusted silicone include:

  • BISCO Bun Silicones
  • BISCO Cellular Silicones
  • BISCO Solid Silicones
  • BISCO Specialty Materials

But what makes Rogers BISCO® silicone the preferred choice of foams over other options?

Why Choose Rogers BISCO® Silicone?

Soft to Firm Selections

BISCO offers a range of silicone materials that come in different forms, such as foam, solid, and composite. These materials have varying degrees of firmness to cater to the needs of different customers. If you’re concerned about the bending or deformation of plastic or thin metal parts in a container, softer foam materials may be the best fit for your needs. Rogers BISCO® silicones range from soft options such as HT-870 to extra-firm silicone foams like HT-840. Typical results are focused at the mid of deflection for a given material. For example, HT-800 has a compression range of six to fourteen PSI but is typically only eight to nine PSI.

Temperature Range and Resistance

If you have wide-ranging temperature requirements for your applications, Rogers BISCO® is a fantastic silicone choice. Many BISCO® silicones are also ozone and UV-resistant, are known to withstand mechanical fatigue, and are compliant with strict UL flame ratings.  

Tensile Strength and Fluid Resistance

Some Rogers BISCO® silicones, such as the HT-1200 series of products, have great tensile strength when used for high-shear applications. They are also resistant to many types of fluids and, as a firmer silicone rubber, can withstand high-pressure gasket applications.

Popular Rogers BISCO® Silicones Available at American Flexible Products

HT-870 Soft Silicone Foam

This soft silicone is a great option for keeping electronics safe from damage due to heat and shock. It can also be used to cushion and isolate vibration. This silicone has a great memory and won’t easily lose its shape or become too soft over time, which means less maintenance is needed. Plus, since it’s soft, it doesn’t require a lot of force to seal enclosures and protect devices from harsh environments.

Benefits include:

  • Extremely Adaptable in Many Environments
  • Ability to Conform to Changing Width Gaps for Enhanced Design Flexibility
  • Reduced Costs Associated with Gasket Failure Maintenance
  • Protective Seals Use Less Force Due to Softness
  • 22 PCF Typical Density
  • 6-14 PSI CFD Range

HT-800 Medium Silicone Foam

HT-800 silicone foam is an advantageous material that can be used in many different ways. It’s especially good for protecting outdoor enclosures, like those used in communications equipment, electronics, and lighting. One of the great things about this silicone foam is that it doesn’t lose its shape easily, which means that it can last a long time without needing to be fixed. It’s also adept at keeping out elements like dust, rain, and fire. Another benefit is that it can help reduce shaking and vibration in electronic and automobile applications.

Benefits include:

  • Reliable Performance in a Range of Environments
  • FDA Compliant
  • Low-Stress Relaxation and Superb Memory Characteristics
  • Reduced Costs Associated with Gasket Failure Maintenance
  • 22 PCF Typical Density
  • 6-14 PSI CFD Range

HT-820 Firm Silicone Foam

For those in the know, BISCO HT-820 Firm Cellular Silicone is the go-to choice for a more heavy-duty silicone foam. With a higher tear and tensile strength than other options, this foam provides enhanced durability and sealing, making it perfect for enclosures that require a high-closure force gasket. If you need to seal and protect outdoor communication, lighting, and electronic enclosures from harsh elements such as tiny dust particles, wind-driven rain, and fire, HT-820 foam is the way to go.

Benefits include:

  • Better Sealing Performance Due to Compact Cell Structure
  • Superb Memory and Low-Stress Relaxation
  • Consistent Performance in a Range of Environments
  • Reduced Costs Associated with Gasket Failure Maintenance
  • 24 PCF Typical Density
  • 12-20 PSI CFD Range

Other Rogers BISCO® silicone products offered by American Flexible Products include the following:

  • BF-2000 Ultra-Soft Silicone Foam
  • BF-1000 Extra-Soft Silicone Foam
  • HT-840 Extra-Firm Silicone Foam
  • HT-1200 General Purpose Silicone Rubber
  • HT-6000 Performance Solid Silicones
  • EC-2000 Silicone EMI Shields
  • FPC Silicone Fire Barrier
  • HT-1500 Silicone Press Pad
  • RF-120 Reflective Silicone Heat Shield

Get Your Free Quote on Rogers BISCO® Silicones

American Flexible Products is a nationwide converter of flexible materials—from foam to rubber to silicone and more. Every product is custom-cut and shaped to your design specs by our materials engineers. As an official Preferred Converter of products from Rogers Corporation, AFP is an excellent choice for your custom-fabricated parts made of Rogers BISCO® silicones. Contact our office today for your free quote!

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