Overview of Contemporary Reinforced Silicones: Liquid, Solid & Resin-Like Molding Materials
Silicone elastomers have become widely known in the T&D sector and have come to represent the majority of the housings used for all types of composite insulators, polymeric-housed arresters as well as other MV and HV devices and equipment. In contrast to most other polymers, silicones do not consist of a carbon-carbon backbone but rather an oxygen-silicon chain. Today, the variety of silicone products and materials has become even wider, especially in the field of electrical insulation. This presentation provides a condensed overview of these interesting new materials.