A challenge in today’s industry is to create high-performance products with few components. The best solution is to design parts made with multiple materials in a single process.
Medical grade silicones have many advantageous physical and chemical properties that have been utilized for over 40 years. The main difference between conventional and medical grade silicones is the curing system used.
Silicone’s fatigue behavior is sensitive to cyclic load limits and factors that influence the fatigue. Each effect has different factors which have an impact on the behavior. The load history denotes the associated mechanical severity.
Because of the inherently low toxicity, medical silicones present a low risk of unfavorable biological reactions and have thus gained recognition and acceptance for food and medical applications.
Although transparent liquid silicone rubber grades exist, moldable silicones represent a more advanced material for LED lamps and luminary applications.