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What is the difference between silicone products and rubber products?

2024-07-09
Latest company news about What is the difference between silicone products and rubber products?

What is the difference between silicone products and rubber products? Silicone products and rubber products play an important role in our daily life, and they each have unique characteristics and uses. Although both are elastic materials, there are obvious differences in composition, properties, uses and production processes.

 

First of all, from the perspective of composition, silicone products are mainly made of porous solid polymer materials obtained after drying and dehydration of silicone gel, and its main component is silicon dioxide. Rubber products are made of natural rubber or synthetic rubber through processing, and its main component is rubber hydrocarbon. This difference in composition makes the two different in physical and chemical properties.

 

Secondly, silicone products and rubber products have obvious differences in physical properties. Silica gel has better stability, weather resistance and high and low temperature resistance, and can be used for a long time in the range of -60 ° C to 250 ° C. In addition, silica gel also has excellent electrical insulation properties and chemical stability, and is not easily affected by the environment. Rubber has good elasticity and wear resistance, but in high or low temperature environments, its performance may be affected.

 

In terms of use, silicone products are widely used in medical treatment, baby bottles, pacifiers, high voltage wire skin and other fields because of its excellent performance. For example, medical silicone products are non-toxic and tasteless, chemically stable, and have good histocompatibility with the human body, so they are widely used in the production of medical devices and implants. Rubber products are widely used in tires, seals, soles and other fields because of their good elasticity and wear resistance.

 

Finally, from the production process point of view, there are also differences in the manufacturing process of silicone products and rubber products. The production process of silicone products usually includes raw material mixing, molding, curing, post-treatment and other steps, of which the curing process can be achieved by vulcanization or hot pressing. The production process of rubber products may involve more processes, such as rubber mixing, calendering, molding, vulcanization, etc.

 

In summary, there are significant differences between silicone products and rubber products in terms of composition, properties, uses and production processes. Understanding these differences helps us to better select and use these two materials to meet the needs of different fields.