RICO Group Magazine Insights – 2018

Read the latest news from the RICO Group, including a transition of leadership for SIMTEC Silicone Parts.

Silicone Injection Molding: Myths, Facts and Benefits

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) injection molding is a manufacturing process used to produce automotive parts, medical devices, consumer goods and other items. Despite its growing ubiquity, there are several persistent myths about LSR injection molding that, in the past, have deterred businesses from fully exploring its benefits.

Choosing a Silicone Molding Company

There are many silicone molding companies out there — and many options for manufacturers looking for a partner on an upcoming project. Unfortunately, manufacturers may not have the background necessary to differentiate between injection molding companies’ stated capabilities and technical specifications. This persistent information gap poses a challenge to making informed decisions when dealing with such a technical subject.

Liquid Silicone Rubber: A Sanitary Solution

Liquid silicone rubber is a hypoallergenic, mold-resistant and mildew-resistant thermoplastic that manufacturers use in a variety of applications. For applications that require hygienic or sanitary conditions, medical or food-grade LSR is a smart choice.

What Is Clear Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Why Is It a Good Choice for Injection Molding?

Clear liquid silicone rubber — also known as optical silicone — is a transparent thermoplastic that is increasingly replacing glass in a range of applications. In this article, we discuss why and how so many manufacturers are incorporating clear silicone into their processes.