Silicone rubber electrical conductivity are conductive compounds possessing strong elasticity, high flexibility, and enhanced mechanical properties. They exhibit excellent thermal and electrical conductance. Furthermore, they exhibit resistance to heat, cold, and other adverse weather conditions. As compared to a conventional metallic conductor, conductive silicone rubber is highly flexible and resistant to corrosion owing to its low density and high elasticity. Usage of conductive silicone rubber provides excellent electromagnetic shielding effect along with protection from electrostatic discharge in its electrical applications.
Conductive silicone rubbers are prepared by curing silicone rubbers at room temperature. Silicone rubbers are manufactured by silicones that are the polymer of silicon, containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and other elements at times. Conductive fillers are added during the curing process to impart conductive properties in silicone rubbers. Several types of conductive fillers such as carbon fibers, carbon black, copper fibers, and nickel-coated graphite are used as reinforcement agents in conductive silicone rubbers. The silicone rubber that is manufactured can be molded into various shapes such as sheets and strips based on commercial requirement.