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ASTM D2000 Rubber Classification

Rubber compounds, such as silicone, can be formulated to have a wide variety of physical characteristics. The ASTM D2000 Standard Classification System for Rubber Products in Automotive Applications, often…

Working Towards Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is an industry renaissance revolutionising manufacturing, known as the fourth industrial revolution. It represents a shift within industry toward smarter, digitised systems allows for more control within production…

Filler/Extender filled Silicone vs 100% Pure Silicone Rubber

ehbco silicones specialises in 100% pure silicone rubber. Jehbsil silicone is not adulterated with any cheap fillers or non-reinforcing extenders. In the past, many…

Silicone vs Polyurethane

Silicone and polyurethane are both commonly used materials for o-rings, gaskets, seals, tubing and membranes. While both elastomers may be used to create similar products, the specific application and environment will ultimately determine whether…

Shore Hardness and Sealing

Selection of right rubber hardness is critical to the sealing application. The shape and size of extrusion profile and sealing pressure factors in while deciding on the right hardness of silicone products…

Silicone Performance in Smoke Toxicity Tests (BS 6853, EN 45545, AS 1530.3)

As a common flame retardant material, silicone is one such material that can conform to the most stringent requirements of smoke toxicity tests in a variety of industries…

ISO 45001:2018 Work, Health and Safety

ISO 45001:2018 is an international standard providing requirements for an effective occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. The standard focuses on providing safe and…

Jehbco’s Silicone Tubing for the Medical Industry

The medical industry requires tubing that meets stringent standards for a variety of medical or pharmaceutical related applications, such as peristaltic pumps and biopharmaceutical laboratory equipment…

Fluorosilicone

Silicone is a very versatile elastomer that is used in numerous industries due to its superior physical and chemical properties, such as: excellent thermal resistance, higher longevity in hostile environment and flame retardancy. These properties make silicone…

Jehbco’s Silicone Products for the Rail Industry

Rail is one of the most important modes of transportation in Australia. For passenger rail, in 2013 alone, about 2.3 million people travelled by train on a daily basis, totalling 850.3 million passenger…

Jehbco is Defence Ready

As a trusted supplier to the defence industry with over 45 years of experience as an industry leader, Jehbco Silicones has both the experience and the capability to supply to complex defence projects with delivery in full and on time. With R&D expertise in mechanical…

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

Jehbco considers all the environmental issues related to its operations such as energy consumption, waste management, resource use and efficiency as important. Jehbco has…

Silicone vs HNBR

Whether it be designing a new product, or improving an existing piece of equipment, the choice of material is extremely important to ensure a low cost and smooth operation. Silicone and Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR) have distinct physical and chemical properties…

Advantages of Silicone Products

Jehbco Silicones manufactures extrusions which are made from 100% pure silicone elastomer and exhibits the characteristics of both inorganic and organic materials, which offers a number of advantages not found in other organic…

Silicone vs Fluorocarbon

When it comes to providing expert silicone solutions and rubber products, Jehbco Silicone is leading the way, growing its supply chain at a global scale. This article explores the properties of silicone rubber and how it compares to Fluorocarbon…

Compliance with AS4020 Standard for products for use with drinking water

Our tubing for water and medical applications are made of platinum rubber. These products are thoroughly post cured to further decrease levels of extractables. The process…

Seals, Gaskets and Compression set

From food processing to petrochemicals, silicone seals and gaskets find a multitude of applications. The key factor in understanding what makes silicone preferable over other materials is its Compression Set Resistance…

Silicone Colour Matching

Jehbco Silicones provides silicone solutions to a wide variety of industries, ranging from construction, to food and beverages. For many projects, our customers are happy with a standard colour such as white, but we understand that some projects…

Silicone vs SBR

Jehbco Silicones is an industry leader, manufacturing high quality silicone extrusions in Australia. Whilst silicone and Styrene Butadiene (SBR) share some similarities in their characteristics and chemical resistance levels, their…

The Strengths & Common Use of Silicone in Food Processing

Silicone rubber is widely used in food processing from home to industrial-scale cooking. The properties of silicone make this polymer material ideal for food applications…

Silicone Extrusion Cut Quality

At Jehbco, silicone rubber extrusions are cut accurately to our customers desired lengths. Using our state-of-the art cutting machine we able to produce precise and clean straight cuts. Our in-house cutting capability reduces the…

Eliminating Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Leachables from Silicone Rubber Using Thorough Post-curing Processes

Silicones are widely used in food, medical…

Rubber Burn Tests

It is often a challenging task identifying an unknown rubber compound, as they can look and feel very similar to one another. At Jehbco Silicones, we regularly provide 100% silicone alternatives to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, and…

Agile, Lean and Design Thinking

Agile ‘philosophy’ was developed in attempt to develop products in a simple, fast and efficient manner. The process brings together a multidisciplinary team, thus facilitating productive interactions. As part of the…

Quality Assurance at Jehbco

At Jehbco, quality assurance is one of our most important departments. We want to provide all of our customers, distributors and business partners guaranteed piece of mind. With this in mind, Jehbco has…

Corrosion Prevention for Marine Applications

Corrosion is the process in which a material, normally a metal deteriorates as a result of chemical reactions. The corrosion of metallic compounds is accelerated by moisture and salt; therefore, marine-related…

Simulations on Hyperelastic Materials

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is extensively used at Jehbco to simulate and develop seals. We currently hold over 2600 extrusion designs which have been developed over our four-decades of operations in…

What is Jehbco’s closed cell silicone sponge, and why is it so popular?

Silicone sponge is one of Jehbco’s most unique materials, finding applications in a variety of industrial applications from lighting gaskets to dry seals and oven…

Silicone vs Neoprene

Choosing an elastomer for a new design or application can be overwhelming due to the wide range of materials available on the market today. We at Jehbco are often asked to help consult our customers on what elastomer is the right choice for their application…

Mechanical Testing & Simulation

At Jehbco, research is constantly carried out to understand the behaviour of silicone rubber and its properties under various conditions to achieve control over the entire product lifecycle. Silicone rubber is a viscoelastic amorphous…

Replacing Toxic Silicone Sealants with Solid Silicone Seals

Room temperature vulcanising (RTV) silicone sealants are a popular and versatile joining material frequently used in the construction industry. These ready-to-use…

Silicone Mixing Quality

At Jehbco, we ensure that every product is of the highest quality before being sent to our customers. Raw silicone must be fed through a roller mill to mix in any extra additives or colouring, but insufficient mixing can lead to a poor-quality product…

An Insight into Jehbco Silicones

An introduction into Jehbco Silicones, where the company started, key employees and the company’s manufacturing capabilities. Jehbco Silicones specialises in manufacturing custom engineered silicone extrusions and gaskets…

Silicone Tubing for Peristaltic Pumps

Jehbco’s Silicone has a number of excellent properties, making it a good choice for many applications.  Jehbco has many years of experience designing and manufacturing parts for a wide range of applications, from…

O-Ring Design with Jehbco: Sneak Peek

O-Rings are an extremely common and effective seal, consisting of a rubber ring with a circular profile, which is pressed into a rectangular groove or gland.  Most applications can use a standard, off-the-shelf o-ring…

Improving Extreme Temperature Degradation of Silicone Rubber Using Flame Retardant Additives

Silicone rubber is well known for its durability at high temperatures…

Silicone vs Natural Rubber

At Jehbco, we manufacture our products exclusively from pure silicone. Silicone is a type of polymer known as an “elastomer” – these polymers are stretchy or elastic. For many applications, it is not quite clear which elastomer is the best to use…

Parylene-C Coatings on Silicone

In the silicone industry, a wide variety of coatings are implemented to enhance the physical properties of silicone products. There are many benefits of using chemical coatings, which include, but are not limited to…

Silicone Extrusions in the Rail Industry

Silicone is a versatile material with excellent properties.  As such, silicone is a valuable material in many industries, and Jehbco manufactures silicone extrusions for a range of applications.  One key application…

Silicone vs Nitrile

When designing your next product, there are a myriad of elastomer materials to choose from.  Jehbco manufactures all our products from 100% silicone.  Is silicone the right elastomer for your application?  In this article, we’ll explore the differences between silicone and…

Peroxide Curing in Silicone Manufacturing

An important part of the silicone manufacturing process is the kind of catalyst used to create the product. During production, a catalyst is added to make the silicone cure, which hardens and sets the final product. Typically, a peroxide catalyst…

Talc and Silicone Extrusions

Jehbco manufactures custom silicone extrusions in our Sydney-based factory, carrying out all steps in-house, from product design and development to die cutting, material preparation and manufacture.  This gives us fine grained…

Silicone vs EPDM

Jehbco manufactures products from 100% silicone. Often, there are a range of materials to choose from for your application – is Jehbco’s silicone the right one? In this article, we’ll explore the differences between silicone and one of its competitors…

How Coefficient of Friction Changes

Jehbco manufactures custom engineered silicone extrusions to suit your application’s requirements.  Our engineers take every effort to ensure that our silicone’s properties match your application perfectly…

Silicone as a Sealing Material

Wherever liquids and gasses are encountered in machinery and construction, mechanical seals are required.  Jehbco produces custom silicone mechanical seals for a variety of applications. Mechanical seals prevent…

The Stress / Strain Curve

Jehbco’s pure silicone extrusions are used in a wide range of applications, from aircraft seals to sea water piping gaskets.  These applications present a wide range of operating conditions that our silicone must work under, and Jehbco works with our customers…

Measuring Sealing Force

Seals are used to prevent the ingress of fluid or particles in a wide range of mechanical applications.  Applications vary from traffic light enclosures to hydraulic mining equipment, fluids range from seawater to DOT brake fluid and pressures range from a couple of…

Exploring Silicone Rubber “Blooming”

Providing a unique balance of the chemical and mechanical properties required by many of today’s more demanding industrial requirements; Silicone Rubber continues to excel in many applications from architecture to healthcare…

Fire resistance, thermal degradation and heat stabilisers – what do all of these mean?

Silicone rubber has an outstanding reputation for being a reliable, durable construction material with a higher melting…

Silicone Hardness and Shore Durometer

Jehbco’s silicone extrusions are used in a wide range of applications, from aircraft seals to medical grade tubing.  To make sure you have the right silicone for your application, the application requirements have to be closely…

Silicone Tear Strength

Jehbco’s extruded silicone products are used in a multitude of application areas, and we have a range of silicone grades to suit every application. When selecting a silicone grade for your application, it is essential to determine the tear strength…

Coefficient of Friction of Silicone Extrusions

The coefficient of friction is the ratio of friction force to normal force.  Most material combinations show two types of friction – a strong frictional force when the materials are not sliding (static friction), and a weaker…

Cured Silicone Extrusion for Expansion Joint Sealing

Waterproofing is fundamental in construction.  Buildings are designed to give shelter – this means keeping wind and water out.  The most difficult and important job…

Jehbco’s Carbon Footprint

Jehbco is committed to reduce our carbon footprint and making our products more sustainable. This is achieved by ensuring that there is minimal waste in the production process as well as ensuring that are products are made to last. Silicone is made…

Silicone Extrusions in Aviation

Silicone’s excellent properties and versatile nature make it a valuable material in aviation. Silicone is able to operate under a wide range of conditions and Jehbco produces customised mixes of 100% silicone materials to meet…

Application of Silicone Adhesives

It’s normally not that hard to stick different material together, but when sticking silicone extrusions to different substrates, the only thing that can stick to silicone is almost always silicone…

Importance of Heat Stabilizing Additives to Silicone

Stabilizers are used to maintain the polymer’s appearance, strength, toughness and flexibility, so as in keeping the performance of the polymer’s existing attributes. Whereas for…

Silicone Material Resistance to Low-Temperature

Low temperature applications are common in industries like: pharmaceutical, food production, brewing, chemical, refrigeration, automotive, petroleum, textile, electronics and aerospace…

Is Jehbco’s 10″ Silicone Sleeve Ideal for Corona Treatment?

In order to achieve effective printing on plastic substrates, corona surface treatment is essential. The printing industry continues to seek for reliability…

Silicone as an Ideal Vacuum Hose

Vacuum Tubing is a non-braced forced out construction of silicone rubber. Generally used in the following applications: virtually any non-pressured or vacuum application and vacuum connections where elevated…

‘Compression Set’ & it’s Critical Use in Measuring the Life of Gasketing Material

The medical industry requires tubing that meets stringent standards for a variety of medical or pharmaceutical related applications…

The Shelf Life of Pure Solid Silicones

Solid silicone rubber has a shelf life of 20 years and beyond when in proper storage depending on the grade. Products which have been in shelf longer than 20 years may still be very usable just like Jehbco’s 100% silicones…

Bubbling and Unevenness of the Surface with Liquid Seal

The liquid portion of the sealer evaporates after it transport onto the surface of the concrete’s solid portion due to most sealers with less than 100% solids either dry’s or cures…

The Strong Composition and Low Reactivity of Jehbco Pure Silicone

Jehbco pure silicones are rubber-like and typically heat-resistant; used variety of application such as medical, food, pharmaceutical for waterproofing or insulation for thermal and electrical…

Why Durometer Matters

Jehbco has spent over 45 years manufacturing products to suit different applications. Some of the industries that we supply include food processing, construction, transport, medical and defence are some of the key industries that often purchase silicone products for almost anything…