What's αGEL

(Alpha GEL) is a trade name used collectively for soft silicone GEL materials, which Taica manufactures.
           (Alpha GEL) has been applied in various fields such as shock absorption, vibration isolation, heat dissipation, feel so on due to its softness and superior physical characteristics.

   

Features

Excellent Cushioning and Vibration Damping Performance

αGEL® 's softness allows for deflection required for shock absorption and vibration damping, providing excellent cushioning and vibration damping performance.

Superior Durability

αGEL® is highly resistant to ozone, UV rays, and chemicals, making it possible to use in a variety of locations. In addition, performance is maintained even after repeated compression.

Stable Performance even in a Harsh Environment

αGEL® 's properties show little change in the -40℃(-40℉) to 200℃(392℉)range, providing stable performance.

Outstanding Platform for Additional Functions and Enhanced Performance

On top of the unique combination of excellent features,αGEL® also works as a reliable foundation for additional functions and for enhancing performance without compromising the merit softness brings.

Extremely High Safety

αGEL® 's composition makes it harmless to the human body and to the environment, causing no allergies when touched, and emitting no harmful gases when burned.

Physical Characteristic

Item (unit) Physical Value Remark
αGEL®
(Original)
(Beta)
βGEL
(Theta)
θ-7
θ-5 θ-6 θ-8 NP GEL
Appearance trans parent white trans lucent trans lucent trans lucent trans lucent Green or White  
Specific Gravity 0.98 0.56 1.06 1.05 1.06 1.07 0.26  
Hardness Needle Penetration (1/10mm) 150 100 100 55 JIS K 2207
Asker C 33 52.5 SRIS 0101*1)
Tensile Strength (MPa) 0.03 0.14 0.23 1.17 1.58 2.35 0.32 JIS K 6251
Elongation Ratio (%) 340 220 480 710 480 300 73 JIS K 6251
Young's Modulus(kPa) 28.9 150.7 37.5 119.5 670.3 1432.6 269.5  
Specific Heat(J/g · K) 1.55 1.61 1.51 1.52 1.51 1.52 1.15 DSC
Thermal Conductivity(W/m · K) 0.18 0.10 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.06 *2)
Specific Volume Resistance Ratio(Ω· cm) 2.1×1014 3.7×1012 2.9×1014 4.0×1014 3.2×1014 6.6×1014 3.8×1014 JIS K 6911
Dielectric Breakdown Strength(kV/mm) 16.7 17.1 16.3 15.1 18.4 18.7 3.8 JIS C 2110
Chemical Resistance Toluene × × × × × × × JIS K 6258
room temperature ×168h
Acetone × × × × × × ×
Methanol ×
Distilled H20
Fuel × × × × × × ×
Lubricant Oil × × × × × × ×
NaCl(10%)
HCl(10%)
NaOH(5%)
Temperature Range
(℃)
-40〜+200 -40〜+120 -40〜+200 -40〜+200 -40〜+200 -40〜+200 -40〜+200  
Temperature Range
(℉)
-40〜+392 -40〜+248 -40〜+392 -40〜+392 -40〜+392 -40〜+392 -40〜+392  

1) Japan Rubber Association Standard
2) Hot Wire Method: JIS R2616 QTM-500 Quick Thermal Conductivity Meter

NOTE
  1. · Silicone oil may bleed under certain usage condition.
  2. · Low molecular siloxane is included in this product basically composed of silicone.

    To the best of our knowledge , the information and statements on this literature are believed to be true and reliable ;however, the PRODUCTS described herein are sold WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES since the application and conditions of each use vary and change, and are beyond the control of manufacture and seller(s).The customers and users of the PRODUCTS shall assume the responsibility for determining the suitability of the PRODUCTS based on their tests and for whatever risks and liability associated with the use of the PRODUCTS. NEITHER MANUFACTURER OR SELLER(S) SHALL BE LIABLE EITHER IN TORT OR CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER CAUSE FOR ANY KIND OF LOSS OF PROFITS OR DAMAGE , INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS.

*Taica® , αGEL® , OPTαGEL® , and the visual image of falling eggs are trademarks of Taica Corporation, registered in Japan,the United States and / or other countries.