Silicone Hose details

Silicone hose details

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Reinforcement fabric

LIKON has a wide range of standard reinforcing fabrics are available to cover most applications. These include polyester, Nomex and woven glass. Temperature, strength and durability determine the fabric used. Standard silicone hoses for heavy duty connections in hostile engine, power pack and marine environments. They resist hardening, cracking, cold leaks, aging, steam, many chemicals.
  • Polyester reinforced hose  -50°C to 180°C
  • Meta aramide reinforced hose -50°C to 230°C
  • Glass reinforced hose -50°C to 260°C
  • Speciale silicone compounds up to 300°C

Physical properties

Good dielectric strength and electrical insulation properties are among the many advantages of silicone. Mechanical properties for the LIKON standard compound can be found in the data sheet. A wide range of compounds to meet special requirements are available.

Operating pressures

Standard polyester reinforced hose are designed to suit the relatively low pressures in radiator and heater hoses in automotive applications. For high pressure applications plies can be added and/or wire helices applied.

Oil and fluid and chemical resistance

Standard silicone compounds are not adversely affected by under bonnet conditions, but should not be used to handle oil or fuel. For these appplications LIKON can offer hoses with special fluoro liners.

Hose clamps

Good quality worm screw hose clamps are essential for proper functioning over a long period of time. LIKON offers special clamps for silicone hoses with underlapping bands or full liners and/or constant torque.

Keeping up with COVID-19

This rapidly evolving corona-virus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal. Governmental orders in the fight against the spread of the corona-virus (COVID-19) lead to the partial or complete closing of several production lines or designation of lines for the production of crucial parts for essential industries like food and pharma. As a direct result confirmed or usual lead times may not be met. In the current situation the delay cannot be determined. With the closing of factories in certain areas we need to make some changes to standard terms. To can keep operational and safeguard our financial position we must change certain terms. These will be announced and confirmed upon receipt of orders. Apologies for the inconvenience. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others!!