How does silicone sheet work in vacuum membrane press?

Silicone sheets are playing an import part in the vacuum forming process. First of all, let’s get a initial learning about a kind of high tear strength silicone sheet. Please watch below video:

This video is showing that one of our customers is using our 3mm thickness high quality silicone membrane with 860% elasticity in their multi-function vacuum membrane press to make thermoformed solid surface washing basin.

How does a silicone sheet work in vacuum membrane press?

It seems the operation is very easy for a skillful worker.

1: Installing this THK 3mm high tear strength silicone sheet on the vacuum membrane press.

2: Put the flat panel on the mould of the machine table.

3: Lift the silicone sheet down and cover the panel. Fix the clamps.

4: Operate the vacuum press machine step by step.

5: Turn off the machine and lift up the silicone sheet. Then we will get the finished product.

Notes: Vacuum membrane press belongs to BSF-E series with item number BSF-2513E.

What can this silicone sheet be used for?

As far as I know, this silicone sheet is really made of a kind of high tear strength silicone compounds. It can be used for pre-heating and thermoforming solid surface materials (CORIAN, HI- MACS, STARON, Hanex, Avonite, Krion, etc ) and other thermoplastic such as acrylic, PVC. Additional to normal vacuum forming, it is also suitable for wood/MDF door and furniture 3D foil lamination.

Who is supplying this high tear strength silicone sheet?

China Deer Hunter is providing silicone rubber sheets used in the production of wood veneer and thermofoil door panels in the woodworking industry. For over 15 years they have developed a reputation for the reliability and quality of our silicone sheets, working with some of the industry leaders in cabinet manufacturing and wood veneer production. You can trust their silicone sheets for all your thermoforming needs.

Do you provide technical specifications?

Some information on the below table sheet is a brief introduction.

Model No.:DH2211 – high tear strength silicone sheet
Thickness, mm:1, 2, 3
Thickness tolerance, mm:+/- 0.2
Width, mm:Max up to 3800mm
Length, m:On request
Density, g/cm3:1.25 ± 0.05
Tensile strength, Mpa:11.5
Hardness, ShA:40 ± 5
Elasticity, %:860%
Tear strength, N/mm:45
Working temperature, °C :from -60 till +230, max +250
Color:Transparent grey

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