Vulcanized silicone rubber is prepared in two principal forms:
(1) as room-temperature-vulcanizing (RTV) elastomers, which are low-molecular-weight liquids that are cast or molded into desired shapes and then interlinked at room temperature
(2) high-temperature-vulcanizing (HTV) elastomers, which are higher-molecular-weight gums that are mixed and processed like other elastomers. Silicone rubbers are usually strengthened by fillers such as silica; other fillers are mixed in to add bulk and colour. Valued for their electrical-insulating properties, chemical stability, and the wide temperature range over which they retain resiliency, silicone rubbers are used mainly in O-rings, heat-resistant seals, caulks, gaskets, electrical insulators, flexible molds, and (owing to their chemical inertness) surgical implants.
Hardness: 60 Shore A
Use these sleeves with vibration-resistant compression nuts and fittings. They are rubber instead of metal, so they cushion the tubing and absorb vibration while creating a tight seal. They are also known as ferrules.