Whether you are looking to buy silicone for personal use, industrial purposes, or to re-sell, finding a competitive price is always an important factor.
Thankfully, the internet has made price comparison more accessible than ever while spurring healthy competition between manufacturers, re-packagers, and vendors. With a few clicks of the mouse or swipes on your smartphone, you will find great prices on silicone.
As with any product, purchase price alone isn't the only factor a buyer should consider when buying silicone sealants/adhesives. And though details such as quality, customization, and intended use aren't always as neatly quantifiable and comparable as pricing, considering these points can help you find the best deal on the best silicone for your needs. Before making a final purchase, let's look at a few things worth researching.
1. Lead Time- Large-scale purchases of industrial products such as silicone tend to feature a notoriously slow lead time. The standard lead time for silicone ranges between 2 and 5 weeks, which doesn't cut it for many businesses with projects to complete, clients to satisfy, and schedules to meet. Here at Silicone Depot, we understand this, which is why we strive to bring the speedy turnaround times of consumer websites such as Amazon to the industrial world. All orders placed with Silicone Depot ship the same day when ordered before noon EST.
On orders $35 or more we offer free fast shipping!
2. Quality- Generally speaking, neutral curing silicones are of higher quality than acetoxy silicone, which makes neutral silicones have no odor when curing, and they pose no risk for discoloration or corroding sensitive materials. Also, neutral silicones tend to be more weatherproof. All this means is that various silicones work best for different jobs. Acetoxy-curing silicones cure faster and offer more cost-efficiency—contractors and installers use them in kitchens, bathrooms, and other internal locations. For more on the pros and cons of neutral curing vs. acetoxy curing silicone, keep an eye out for an upcoming Silicone Depot blog post.
3. Intended Use-Silicone sealant is a versatile product and has many uses. Mechanics use it in high-pressure and high-temperature areas as gasket makers. In the residential and commercial construction industry silicone is used as a superior adhesive agent around joints, and seems. It is also great for bathroom installations like sinks and shower surrounds. Different jobs require different silicones that's why we offer a wide range of silicone sealants from Pro-grade general-purpose to our Neutral Cure 100% RTV silicone sealant for the tougher jobs.
4. Bulk Discounts- Unfortunately, most online silicone vendors are not in a position to offer bulk discounts as we do here at Silicone Depot. It makes buying silicone directly through the web unrealistic for many companies, causing them to miss out on the wide selection of the internet. The excellent news: Silicone Depot now offers discounted bulk pricing online.
Still unsure what silicone sealant to use for the job, whether for personal or professional needs? Get in touch with Silicone Depot at (812) 824-8000 to discuss your situation with an expert! We are always here to help.