Silicone hose has been used in all walks of life because of its great properties. First of all, it’s nontoxic and odourless. This makes it suitable for food and medical products. Second, it has excellent temperature resistance. It can work at 260℃ and remain flexible in -40℃.
Besides above properties, it has great cracking and tearing resistance. However, some people find the silicone hose age and lose elasticity after long time use.
Why Silicone hose ages?
The adhesiveness of silicone is much higher than rubbers. However, silicone products will still age like rubber products. This is because the inner molecular chain crack. Then the property of silicone products will changes a lot. For silicone product, it fears ultraviolet most. Because the shoot of ultraviolet will directly cause the molecular chain crack. While rubber products can absorb the sunlight.
Long service life
Silicone products can serve over 10 years only if it not hurt by knife or other sharp things. However, you still should not use it beyond the validity too long.
Use silicone product in high temperature conditions for long time will cause oxidation. Then cause aging.
Thus we should pay attention to the working conditions when use silicone products. Try to avid use it in ozone, chemical and high pressure conditions for long time. This can effectively delay the aging. Besides, we should also focus on the maintenance. The silicone hose will serves longer only if we use and maintain it properly.
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