Do Silicone Rings Melt?
If you are asking a question about the durability of silicone rings, chances are it’s because you work in a profession where you need a ring that not only is safer than a metal ring, but will last even in some of the most extreme conditions. Professionals from firefighters to heavy equipment operators and electricians that work in high-heat situations want to know that their silicone ring will last through whatever their jobs require.
Light, Durable & Safe
One of the main reasons people in professions like firefighting choose silicone rings is that they are much safer than metal rings. The rubber material can stretch, so if it gets caught on something it won’t damage or rip off your finger (a very serious injury known as ‘ring avulsion’). The light silicone rubber material also means you won’t have to think about your ring in your day-to-day work.
Withstands Extreme Temperatures
Another benefit of silicone rings for someone who works in situations where your ring could be exposed to extreme temperatures is that they are made of a material that can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from extreme cold (-60°C or -75°F) to extreme heat (200°C or 390°F) without showing any signs of permanent deformation. However, it is important to note that the ability to withstand these temperature extremes is also determined by the amount of time the ring will be under those conditions. Even the highest-grade silicone rubber material can degrade more quickly if it’s exposed to extreme heat for a prolonged period of time, and that includes silicone rings.
Other Heat Considerations
While silicone can withstand high temperatures and not melt, prolonged exposure to extremely high temperatures can cause your ring to harden and become less stretchy over time. In temperatures above 300°C (that’s almost 600°F), the material will quickly lose its stretchy, soft texture, but for most grades of silicone it still would not melt.
Find Your Ideal Silicone Ring
If you have been considering a silicone ring because you work in a profession where you need a safe, durable ring able to withstand extremely high (or extremely low) temperatures without getting damaged, check out all the styles and colors of silicone wedding rings and other silicone products available at Enso Rings, and find the one that best fits your personal style and your professional life.