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Sealants from Silmid

The role of Sil-Mid sealants in industry

One of the most prestigious specialist dealers and distributors of sealants, surface treatments silicones, adhesives, cleaning agents and lubricants in the UK and abroad, Sil-Mid Limited has been expanding and establishing itself at the heart of the industry since the very beginning of the Eighties. When we first started out, we were concentrated in the aerospace industry, but gradually and steadily we expanded our remit to include a large variety of other sectors that now includes everything from the automotive, marine and rail industries to defence, engineering and electronics. We also serve all the energy sectors, from traditional areas such as oil and gas to renewable energy. For almost 40 years now, Sim-Mid has been expanding into new industries and, in the process, has established itself as a world leader in industrial sealants and adhesives.

PPG Aerospace is a leading manufacturer of transparencies, sealants, and coatings, and provider of electrochromic window systems, surface solutions, packaging, and chemical management services, delivering new technologies and solutions to airframe manufacturers, airlines and maintenance providers for the commercial, military and general aviation industries globally.

PRC® and Pro-Seal™ sealants seal the structures of many of the world’s aircraft. Our comprehensive range of sealants for aircraft structures includes products for fuel tanks, protecting aircraft mating surfaces and sealing aircraft windshields.


What kind of sealants are available and what do they do?

Sealants are substances used to prevent the passage of fluids through openings or joints in various diverse materials. In an industrial setting, they might also be used to block the transmission of dust, heat or sound. Depending on their specific application and the environment in which they are to be used, sealants can be either rigid or flexible, strong or weak, temporary or permanent. Although sealants do not qualify as adhesives, some do possess adhesive qualities and are thus often referred to as adhesive-sealants or even structural sealants.

Sil-Mid Limited stock a broad range of different sealants for an equally broad variety of applications, including the following: corrosion inhibitive, firewall, epoxy, gasket, fuel tank and jointing compound. Their wide range of products are made by leading manufacturers that include Loctite, Naftoseal, Dow Corning, PPG Aerospace and Momentive Performance Materials.

 

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