Computer-Based Assistance in Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Processing

Since the introduction of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) in the 1970’s, the optimization of processes and procedures has become increasingly important for achieving higher strength, hardness, flexibility, soft-feel, and durability properties in the end product; reducing lead times and costs.

What Are Amorphous Thermoplastics?

Thermoplastics are a broad class of materials which are solid and brittle at room temperature but, when heated, become soft and pliable. Thermoplastics are generally separated into one of two categories:

How Is Silicone Produced?

Silicone is a versatile polymer used in elastomers, oils, greases and caulks, among other materials. Its primary ingredient is silica — one of the most commonly occurring forms of sand. Here’s what you need to know about the production of silicone.

Types of Liquid Silicone Rubber

Silicone rubbers are man-made polymer materials that have a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications. The various types of silicone rubbers include room temperature vulcanize, liquid silicone, fluorosilicone and high-consistency rubber. In this post, we’ll provide information about liquid silicone rubber, including what it is and the types that are available for manufacturing purposes.

SIMTEC Featured in Plastics News

We are proud to announce the recognition of a new multi-shot production process that will integrate parts made of multiple materials (LSR/Thermoplastics/Metal) into one component within one manufacturing cell!