silicones

For connecting, expansion and sealing joints indoors and outdoors, such as wall or ground connections. For glazing and window sealing of expansion joints. Sealing joints between glazing units and load components (frames, beams, posts). Suitable for cold climates.

Evesham Trade Home Improvement Supercentre can supply a silicone for all home improvement requirements

Evesham Trade Home Improvements Supercentre supply professional grade sealants for all interior and exterior applications, including anti-mould sanitary silicone, glazing sealants, acrylic decorating sealants and much more. Acrylic polymer based sealant and filler. Solvent free and virtually odourless. Very easy to apply. Can be painted over after curing. Excellent adhesion on many porous surfaces. Acrylic polymer sealant and filler.

extensive colour range

paintable

virtually odourless

Very good adhesion on many porous surfaces and aluminum

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to remove old silicone before applying?

It is recommended that any old silicone is removed. While new, freshly applied silicone can be applied & will bond to old silicone – the bond isn’t as strong as if it were applied to a clean surface.

What are the main advantages of silicone?

Silicone shows greater resistance to extremes of temperature, both high and low, than other polymers. It can be easily pigmented to a wide range of colours and retains its flexibility over a wide range of temperatures.

  • Excellent flexibility making it suitable for many applications including high speed rail
  • Reduces high volume noises passing through
  • Reduces vibrations and helps stabilises joins where silicone is used
  • Can be used as precision sealing material including those in harsh environments
  • Can provide thermal insulation to stop unwanted heat passing through
What is the temperature range of silicone?

Our silicones are suitable for use in a constant temperature range of -60° to +230°C. However, some of our specially formulated grades can operate to as high as 300°C for intermittent periods.

Our Silicone temperature guide delves into the subject in more detail if you have any more questions.

Is silicone toxic?

Silicone is generally considered to be non toxic which is why it is the material of choice for many food and beverage processing applications and domestic kitchen items such as utensils and bake ware.

Silicone engineering have also developed a FDA approved silicone sponge sheet which can be used in many more applications within the food and beverage industry.

How is silicone affected by the environment?

Silicone will resist the most extreme hot, cold, wet, dry and humid conditions that can be found. It is also resistant to the UV and Ozone damage that can cause other rubbers to fail.

Why would mould appear?

Anti-mould elements are added to protect the silicone sealants used in bathroom and kitchen applications. As a result, the sealant is able to prevent against mould growth for a long period of time. However, if ventilation is poor or soap residue remains on the sealant joint for long periods of time, the anti-mould properties can be affected.

Can you use silicones on natural stone?

Standard silicone contains silicone oil that can penetrate into porous stone and therefore will show a darker edge next to the seal. This is called edge-of-seal contamination and cannot be removed or reversed. Specially formulated natural stone silicones prevent this and will therefore not lead to edge-of-seal contamination when used on natural stone.

How can i remove spilled sealant?

If the sealant has not yet cured and has been spilled on a non-porous or smooth substrate, it can be removed using Swipex, or a dry cloth and white spirit. Porous surfaces are either difficult or impossible to clean. Even non-cured silicone will likely leave a stain behind.

We therefore recommend that the upmost care is taken when working on porous surfaces and to always use masking tape for protection. Immediately remove the tape after using the finishing solution to prevent skin formation over the masking tape.


silicone brands we support

  • Wurth

    More than 3 million customers all over the world trust in Würth today. Human beings and a very special corporate philosophy are the driving forces of the long-standing success enjoyed by the Würth Group. Würth is a family business that was founded by Adolf Würth in 1945. Prof.

    Reinhold Würth, today’s Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts, took over the business at the age of 19 after his father had passed away and developed it further in the following years. Starting from the early years of the company in post-war Germany, he turned the former two-man business into a worldwide operating trading group.

  • soudal

    The Soudal Group is the largest independent European manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and polyurethane foams for professional and private users. This Belgian family business, based in Turnhout and founded by Vic Swerts in 1966, has developed into an international player and expert in chemical construction specialities.

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