What is Silicone rubber solvent?
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What is the difference between silicone rubber and urethane rubber?
Asked in Plastics and Polymers
How are plastic wristbands produced?
Asked in Bracelets
Do silicone bracelets have rubber in them?
Silicone and rubber are often used interchangeably. They have a similar chemical makeup, but technically silicone is a "rubber-like" material. Natural rubber is a substance that comes from trees, so technically silicone bracelets are a "man made" form of rubber and don't have true rubber in them. I guess it just depends on how technical you want to get. You can check out Wikipedia for some details or talk to an expert who manufactures them, like MonkeyBands.com.
Asked in Furniture
Do silicone coasters absorb water ie the condensation from glasses?
Asked in Telephones
What are rubber buttons in a remote control made of?
Asked in Mobile Phones, Wireless Communication
Are silicone cell phone covers better than rubber cell phone covers?
What glue bonds silicone rubber to fabric?
A general rule when talking about silicone rubber: Nothing sticks to silicone -- except silicone. As long as you have a silicone based adhesive, you should be able to stick anything the silicone. Warning: if you are using any type of silicone adhesive, it will bond to fabric permanently, so make sure you aren't wearing any nice clothes. Latex or nitrile gloves are also recommended when handling silicone adhesive.
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How To Choose a Quality Silicone Rubber Product?
Silicone rubber is a rubber-like material made up of silicone. Other componenets make up silicone rubber such as hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. Silicone rubber can be used on tubes, strips or solid cords. This material can be found in multiple applications around the home in a variety of baking, cooking and food products. The first silicone elastomers were developed in the hopes of manufacturers building a better insulating material for electric motors and generators. Here are some things to look out for when choosing a high quality silicone rubber product: Structure Most silicone rubber products are able to withstand extreme temperatures up to 300 degrees celsius. The properties found in silicone rubber should have the following components: elongation, tear strength, tensile strength and temperature. Some manufacturers try to downgrade properties of silicone rubber products in order to save money in the construction process. While this is good for the manufacturer, it is not healthy or recommended for use by the public. Care is needed when designing products made out of this type of rubber. Silicone rubber also doesn’t react with other chemicals. Special Grades Special grades of this form of rubber is important for getting the most use. Here are some components to look for; steam resistant, electrically conductive, metal detectable, chemical/oil/gas/acid resistant, low smoke emitting and flame-retardant. These are just some of the words or components to look for on the case of a silicone rubber package. Many of the lower grade rubbers don’t have these helpful benefits. A variety of filters can be used in silicone rubber. Liquid Silicone This is another high quality version of rubber (silicone) and is made from pure platinum-cure silicone. Many medical devices use this type of liquid silicone because of its biological make-up and excellent quality. A lack of human contact and medical grade silicones reduces the risk of contamination greatly. This type of rubber is ususally supplied in two parts. One of the parts usually contains platinum catalyst. These components are usually mixed with any ingredients and colors that may be required. Because of this mixing, homogeneous materials lead to consistent and quality parts. These are some of the things to look for when purchasing silicone rubber. The choice is simple to make; it all comes down to the quality of materials and ingredients which make up the silicone rubber.