Appealing chemical and physical properties, favorable to manufacturing requirements, add substantial growth to liquid silicone rubber industry.
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is essentially a silicone-based elastomer widely incorporated in various industrial products. It has varied formulations, specifically modified while compounding to suit process or product requirement. They have non-reactive properties that provides structural and chemical stability to its molded products over a wide range of temperatures.
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Advantageous properties of liquid silicone rubber
LSRs are highly compatible to human body and its component tissues plus fluids. Highly resistive to bacterial culture, they have no color or taste as such of their own. FDA typically approves of such materials to be used in the manufacturing of medical devices. Molded structured retain their desirable qualities even when subjected to high temperatures.
Low affinity to moisture, acidic and basic chemicals, along with low oxidation rates makes adds chemical durability to LSRs. They are great insulators, both thermal and electrical, with the ability to function over a wide temperature range. From extremely elastic to tough rigid structures, the industry witnesses sundry liquid silicone rubbers with remarkable mechanical strength.
The application area of liquid silicone rubber industry is as wide as the list of commendable characteristic of liquid silicone rubber and the forms it can achieve. Healthcare equipment, automotive parts, food & beverage packaging, water & wastewater treatment units, industrial equipment, fire-safety coverings, and infant toys complete the list of pipeline businesses that are involved in end-consumption.
Types and techniques in liquid silicone rubber industry
Liquid form of the material is not useful as such, and exhibits strong adhesion to surfaces. Multiple additives are used for ‘curing’, for it to attain a solid form. The various techniques involved maybe platinum-catalyzed curing system, condensation curing system, peroxide cure system, or oxime cure system. The liquid silicone rubber injection technology is used for the molding processes. There are two types of available injection techniques, namely open nozzle and needle nozzle.
Fully automated production lines, equipped with multi-cavity molds, offer high production capacity, short cycle times, consistency among batches, and reduced inclusion of human errors. Direct injection of LSRs into the molds has helped eliminate wastage of materials on production line. The output products have a clean finish and possess no post-modification burr.
Global and Chinese market scenario for liquid silicone rubber industry
Liquid silicone rubber industry faces issues on economic fronts when low volume production is concerned. Adoption of this technologically advanced material is inhibited by the expenses incurred during installation of process equipment. However, the cost gets compensated in high-volume manufacturing, by the productivity increase and cut-down in labor costs.
Prof Research has recently added a report titled “2016 Liquid Silicone Rubber Industry Report - Global and Chinese Market Scenario,” that offers a detailed study of entire operational structure for global and Chinese liquid silicone rubber industry. It lays out segmented evaluation of market size, to derive the key trends, drivers, and restraints that shape global and Chinese markets.
The report analyzes major company profiles for their product portfolio, business operations, production interests, market share and capacity, as well as their financial performance to highlight opportunity areas for competitors and prospective investors. On a conclusive note it suggests feasible projects for existing plus new market entrants.
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