Materials: Rogers Corp. has issued a new 16-page Material Selection Guide for its BISCO® Silicone material. These materials, which are offered in cellular, solid and specialty grades, are used in a wide range of markets, from transportation and communications to electronics and high-intensity lighting. Applications include gaskets and seals, high-temperature PCB thermal insulation and battery shields, automotive heat shields, and vibration and acoustic mitigation pads.
The new BISCO® Selection Guide includes product samples and tips for materials selection based on market applications. There are specification tables for cellular and solid-grade silicones listing typical physical properties, flammability and outgassing, temperature resistance and electrical/thermal properties.
Additional tables provide acoustic and thermal performance values for specialty silicones; thickness tolerances for cellular standard and solid standard; width tolerance for all three grades; aerospace, global and general industry specifications, and product availability.
Rogers’ BISCO® Silicones are resistant to temperature extremes, UV and ozone, and mechanical fatigue. They also exhibit compression set and creep resistance and carry the most stringent UL flame ratings available.