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 from tubing to the sealing high-rise facades.
Durometer is a unit of measurement when measuring the hardness of a given material, typically plastics, rubbers and polymers. Durometer (duro) is measured by using a Shore Durometer. A Shore Durometer will measure the indentation it causes into a material by a given force on a standardised pressure foot. Durometer is measured on a scale of 0 – 100, 0 being a material that is soft and is left a large indent, to 100, being a material that is hard and leaves no indent. Most of Jehbco’s silicones, have a hardness of 25 – 80 duro.
Whether you are looking for hard or soft silicone one is not better than the other, it all comes down to the end use of a product.
If you would like to learn more about how durometer is an essential part of creating a product that perfectly suits an application please contact us here.