RE: Thermal expansion of silicones

From: Bruce Okkema (
Date: Wed Dec 03 1997 - 21:16:54 EET

William, Thermal expansion is somewhat dependent on the structure and thickness of the geometry, but you can expect an expansion for the Dow Silicone of about 2% in that temperature range.

From: William LeBlanc[]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 9:20 AM
Subject: Thermal expansion of silicones

Dear RP World,

I am looking for the linear thermal coefficient of expansion (TCE)
of silicone, more specifically Dow Corning Silastic M. I am trying
to evaluate the expansion of a part made of silicone when subjected
to a temperature of approx. 60 C.

Thank you in advance for any information on this subject!

Note: I have already tried Dow Corning customer support and all I got
was a @+/-!#?&*)!!/" service. Maybe it's the igloo's!


William LeBlanc, ing.
Concept + Inc.
1180 St-George Blvd.
Moncton, N.B.
E1E 4K7
Tel: (506) 858-4153
Fax: (506) 858-4075

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