Silicone Elastomers

This Polymer Bulletin is a current awareness service from the Polymer Library, the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature.

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This Polymer Bulletin is a current awareness service from the Polymer Library, the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature. Each time the abstracts database is updated with new records (every week) you will be sent a bulletin alerting you to any items that relate to silicone elastomers.

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Silicone elastomers, also known as silicone rubber, have become one of the most revolutionary materials of the past century due to their many versatile properties, with their vast variety of global applications continuing to grow. Silicone elastomers come in a broad variety of classes, such as high consistency rubbers, room temperature vulcanisates, liquid silicone rubbers and fluorosilicone rubbers. There is an ever growing list of applications of silicone elastomers ranging from automotive, electronics and medical applications to food packaging and consumer products to name just a few. This is largely attributable to the extensive properties that they demonstrate, including versatile thermal stability, biocompatibility, high durability, transparency, inertness and low flammability. If these polymers do begin to burn they will do so very slowly and the by-products have low or no toxicity. These factors, combined with low processing costs, show that silicone elastomers have good potential for even further development and this is progressing rapidly.

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