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SILASTIC™ LS-4960 Fluorosilicone Rubber

Developed to provide good handling in combination with high-temperature resistance and fluid resistance, this product is a 60 Durometer, Fluorosilicone Rubber Base specially designed for calendering and extrusion of turbocharger hoses. They also are suitable for molded parts requiring higher heat stability and/or improved fluid stability.

Fluorosilicone rubber bases with optimized performance for competing demands

Developed to provide good handling in combination with high-temperature resistance and fluid resistance, SILASTIC™ LS-49XX Series Fluorosilicone Rubber Bases are specially designed for calendering and extrusion of turbocharger hoses. They also are suitable for molded parts requiring higher heat stability and/or improved fluid stability.

Turbocharger hose

Benefits

SILASTIC™ LS-4940 Fluorosilicone Rubber Base and SILASTIC™ LS-4960 Fluorosilicone Rubber Base provide:

  • Good balance of tensile, elongation and tear resistance
  • Good heat stability with good tear retention
  • Low compression set
  • High fuel resistance
  • Compound flexibility by application
  • Reduced stickiness when unwrapping and mill-handling

Mill-Handling Performance Improvements

See the improved handling of SILASTIC™ LS-4940 Fluorosilicone Rubber Base (compared to our historic base).

Note: Both products are 40 durometer.

Historic SILASTIC™ FSR Base
Video demonstration: Note the handling performance of rubber formulated with a historic SILASTIC™ FSR Base.

SILASTIC™ LS-4940 FSR Base
Video demonstration: Note the reduced stickiness and improved handling performance of rubber formulated with our new SILASTIC™ LS-4940 FSR Base.

Put SILASTIC™ LS-49XX FSR Bases to the Test

Let us help you find just the right balance of handling ease and end-use performance. For product samples, information and application advice, contact us.

Properties

These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • Color Off-White
  • Compression Set 13.3 %
  • Durometer - Shore A 59.3 Shore A
  • Elongation 513 %
  • Joint Modulus @ 100% 1.13 psi
  • Modulus @100% Elongation, maximum 1.13 psi
  • Rebound Resilience 16 %
  • Tear Strength 35.7 ppi
  • Tensile Strength 11.1 psi
  • Tensile Strength (SI) 11.1 MPa
  • Young Modulus 1.13 MPa

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