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What Is The Usage Of Silicone?
time : 2019-10-27 15:39 Browsing volume : 2

What is silicone?

This article is written for the curious reader who care about silicone rubber. On this article, the writer will give out a short but scientific overview about the key properties and applications of silicone.

 There are thousands silicone material products can be found on market. Silicone baking pans, silicone promotional bags, silicone plate dishes etc., most products you know can be made from silicone rubber.

Obviously, silicone material product is not a strange thing for people.  Most people know that silicone is a kind of material which is widely used on industry. However, few people have a clear understanding of the knowledge in silicone materials and applications.

What kind of service articles are made of silicone?

Silicone rubber, is a material possesses unmatched versatility which is suitable for making O-rings, aerospace seals, industrial static seals, appliance seals, plate seals, and molded and extruded seals and gaskets.

What's more, silicone rubber (people generally referred to as silicone) is a complex, which  is comprised of inorganic-organic polymers. Actually, silicone is not a name of a kind of material but a general name of polymers that include any compound made up of repeating units of siloxane. In other words, silicone is a family of polymers.

This repeating units of siloxane is a chain of alternating silicon atoms and oxygen atoms. It is unchangable. So it is obvioously that the functions and characters is mainly influenced by "-R "group, which generally are carbon, hydrogen, and sometimes other elements.

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