Liquid Silicone Rubber Library

Micro Molding — Megatrend Miniaturization

One of the latest trends in LSR manufacturing across many industries is miniaturization, or micro-molding. As components get smaller, manufacturers must deliver incredible accuracy and precision, and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding, and more specifically LSR micro molding is perfectly suited for these complex, tiny, and critical components.

LSR in Wearable Smart Health Monitoring and Drug Delivery Devices

The past few years have seen several advancements in wearable medical device technology for patient monitoring devices and devices for drug delivery. Wearable devices include those used for monitoring vital signs, respiration, and measuring glucose levels for example, and also in drug delivery devices used for administering personalized doses of insulin,  and medication used during chemotherapy and other treatments. Wearable devices allow for monitoring health and health-promoting activities on a continuous basis, and can raise awareness for enjoying a higher quality of life.

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) vs. Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

“Thermoplastic” and “thermoset” sound related but are not interchangeable. LSRs are thermosets and TPE materials are thermoplastics. Each has different material properties and they behave inversely during the molding process.

Insights – LSR Molding Technology News

Read the latest LSR injection molding news from SIMTEC Silicone Parts and the other members of the RICO Group.

The Benefits of LSR Components in Gas Appliance Applications

The production of gas appliances is full of unique requirements. Thankfully, there is a unique material perfect for those demands. Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) offers physical properties and characteristics that make it ideal for applications involving the control of the flow of gas. The properties and characteristics of LSR, coupled with the precision and output available with the injection molding process to manufacture, are perfectly suited for components used in gas appliances.Thin LSR membranes, valves, seals, and diaphragms can be found throughout gas furnaces, water heaters, washers and dryers, ovens, stoves or grills