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Manufacturing with liquid silicone: Applications

Silicone is a type of synthetic polymer that is used in a variety of industrial applications due to its unique properties such as high and low temperature resistance, moisture resistance and flexibility.

Silicone is processed by various methods, liquid silicone injection moulding (LSR), extrusion, compression moulding (or solid silicone), and calendering.

Lsr liquid silicone manufacturing is one of the most common methods of producing silicone parts on a large scale. The advantages of this processing are as follows:

  • High precision: It allows the production of parts with high precision and very low tolerances.
  • High productivity: It is fast and efficient, allowing high part throughput.
  • Economical tool design: It requires only one moulding tool, which reduces manufacturing costs.
  • Automation: Can be easily automated to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Silicone injection moulding (LSR) parts are commonly used in a variety of applications, including variety of applications, including:

  • Sealing and insulation: to seal and insulate electronic and mechanical components to protect them from moisture, dust and other contaminants.
  • Injection for the medical sector: a variety of injection for the sanitary products including implants, prostheses, catheters and drainage tubes.
  • Consumer products: personal care, feminine hygiene and baby care products.
  • Automotive: parts such as seals, gaskets, and electrical components.
  • Building products: seals, gaskets and insulation for windows, doors, and roofs.

Advantages of liquid silicone injection manufacturing

The advantages and characteristics of silicone are: Flexibility and softness to the touch, it does not stain or wear, it does not age, it does not exude (avoiding deterioration and soiling, as well as corrosion on the materials that are in contact with it), it is highly resistant to all types of use, it is non-polluting and can be widely coloured.

In summary, liquid silicone lsr is a versatile and widely used material in injection moulding for a variety of applications, such as sealing and insulation, medical products, consumer products, automotive, food industry and building products.

At OSF, we have the technology to inject liquid silicone rubber (LSR) parts in a variety of sizes, tailoring the material to the customer's application and needs. 

We also have an ISO-7 Clean Room to inject silicone parts in contaminant-free conditions for the medical, pharmaceutical, and veterinary sector injection.

With more than twenty-five years of experience, at OSF we work with efficiency and rigor, open to collaboration with other companies and always maintaining agile communication with the customer, without intermediaries.

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