Jaguar chooses silicone for longevity

The high temperatures you get under the bonnet mean you need very special materials if you’re going to achieve long life on engine compartment components.

When Jaguar was designing engine components for the XK8 sports car, Samco Silicone Products was on hand to help the company with the elastomeric choice when precision injection moulded components were required.

Elastomeric engine components are expected to operate at about 150 degrees C or even 200 degrees C around catalytic converters. Silicone rubber proved a natural choice for Jaguar, combining resistance to heat stress and long term degradation.

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