In our April 3, 2018 blog post, we discussed silicone materials and the properties that make them unique. As a quick review, we pointed out that silicones are a large family of elastomers with a unique chemical structure. This gives them superior high and low temperature capabilities that are unavailable in other families of elastomeric materials. Silicones are very inert and, therefore, resist sunlight, ozone, oxidation, water and various chemicals. They can be customized by using various curing agents, or additives that can enable them to conduct heat, dissipate electrical charges, resist open flame, or be utilized in medical or aerospace applications.