Food-grade liquid silicone rubber (LSR) was introduced in the late 1970s and is now a premier material used for many food-related consumer products. This elastomer is suitable for use in food production, storage and preparation — and it has a wide range of uses 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.
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 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.
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.