BISCOⓇ silicones are used to manufacture gaskets, seals, heat shields, insulation, and more. It’s a versatile material, but if your company buys it in bulk, it may need to be kept in storage for a while until it’s needed.
Fortunately, one of the benefits of BISCO is that it can be stored for a considerable amount of time while retaining its key characteristics. BISCO silicone (without adhesives) will last 10 years if kept in:
- Original packaging
- Roll form (not cut or laminated)
- Temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit
- Humidity levels between 40% and 75%
If you order the silicones with adhesives, the shelf-life is much lower. BISCO products will last between 6 months (w/silicone laminated adhesives) and 18 months (w/acrylic laminated adhesives) if they’re kept in:
- Temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit
- Humidity levels between 45% and 55%
To learn more about properly storing BISCO silicones, check out the full list of Rogers’ useful tips here. If your company needs BISCO silicones for products and prototypes, we can help!
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