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What are the mechanical properties of silicone rubber?

What are the mechanical properties of silicone rubber?

Mechanical properties (Polymax 2005) Hardness, shore A 10–90 Tensile strength 11 N/mm 2 Elongation at break 100–1100 % Maximum temperature 300 °C

What kind of applications can silicone rubber be used for?

Silicone rubber is highly inert and does not react with most chemicals. Due to its inertness, it is used in many medical applications including medical implants. It is biocompatible, hypoallergenic, which makes it suitable for baby care products, and food contact in general.

What’s the best temperature for silicone rubber to work?

Silicone rubber offers good resistance to extreme temperatures, being able to operate normally from −100 to 300 °C (−148 to 572 °F).

When did Corning Glass start producing silicone rubber?

Corning Glass in a joint venture with Dow Chemical formed Dow Corning in 1943 to produce this new class of materials. As the unique properties of the new silicone products were studied in more detail, their potential for broader usage was envisioned, and GE opened its own plant to produce silicones in 1947 (now Momentive Performance Materials ).

They are also widely used in lighting applications such as lens molds, reflectors, diffusers, illumination, floodlighting etc. Properties such as their stability with temperature fluctuations as well as excellent aging properties make silicone rubber resistant to kinks and vacuum collapse.

Which is the first Silicone Rubber Company in Korea?

HRS Co., Ltd. was established in 1981 and developed silicone rubber compounds for the first time in Korea. We have focused on silicone rubber business for the last 30 years. Now we have a variety of products such as HTV, LSR, RTV, and TSP(thermal conductive silicone rubber).

Mechanical Properties. Silicone rubbers have high tear (to 250 ppi) and tensile (to 1500 psi) strength, good elongation (to 1250%) and flexibility, low compression set, and a durometer range of 5 to 80 Shore A.

How is polydimethylsiloxane produced in silicone rubber?

A mixture of different silanes is obtained containing mainly the dimethyldichlorosilane, Me 2 SiCl 2. The dimethyldichlorosilane is separated via distillation and used as the monomer to produce Polydimethylsiloxanes by the hydrolysis of dimethydichlorosilane in the presence of excess water.