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   Understanding Silicone Rubber and its Applications

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    Silicone Rubber is an elastomeric & nonbreakable material that consist the silicon with Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. Applying the fillers (pyrogenic silica etc) to the chain of polysiloxanes during vulcanization process converts it into the silicone elastomers. The yielded material classified in different grades based on the level of viscosity and hardness.

Silicone Rubber is an ideal material for different applications with some unique qualities like transparent, easy to molding, nonreactive, low shrinkage and can maintain its architectural properties in extreme temperature from -55 °C to 250 °C.

  Grades:

  • Liquid Silicone Rubber – Low viscosity compared to HTV.

  • Solid Silicone Rubber (HTV) - This grade of material yields from the high-temperature vulcanization process and can use for a range of applications.

  • RTV-2 Silicone Rubber- RTV-2 grade of material holds its flexibility on -55 °C to 250 °C which makes it a perfect choice for electrical properties and household appliance.

  • RTV-1 Silicone Rubber- Ideal material for bonding, sealing applications.

  • Silicone Gel- This sort of material used for damping material in medical applications.

  Applications:

Silicone rubber products are now part of modern lifestyle, as the material has some unique values to mold it into essential products. Here are some common uses of silicone rubber to improve lifestyle:

  • Household & Kitchenware - Silicone rubber or silastic used with original metal to manufacture the different household & kitchenware products to improve durability and appearance.

  • Healthcare - The material used to make the infant care, prosthetic products as it is resistant to bacteria.

  • Electronic – Silicone rubber used to make wiring circuits of electronic appliances to protect from moisture, heat etc.

  • Pharmaceutical & Food Processing – Different silicone application used for cleaning, pot handling objects.

  • Construction – The material used to bind the different objects like glass, metal, plastic etc. to improve stability and protection against moisture or heat.

Silicone rubber is certainly a lifestyle defining material as it comes with different grade & forms that use for enormous range products & purposes.