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Engineering Materials - Thermoset Plastics - Silicone
Thermoset Plastics

 

Silicone --

Silicones are odorless, colorless, water resistant, chemical resistant, oxidation resistant, stable at high temperature, and have weak forces of attraction, low surface tension, low freezing points and do not conduct electricity. They find many uses in oils, greases, and rubberlike materials. Silicone oils are very desirable since they do not decompose at high temperature and do not become viscous.

Uses -

Silicones are use for lubricants, adhesives, sealants, gaskets, pressure compensating diaphragms for drip irrigation emitters, dishware, Silly Putty, and many other products. Silicones have a number of medical applications (e.g. breast implants) because they are chemically inert. Other silicones are used in hydraulic fluids, electrical insulators and moisture proofing agent in fabrics.

 


 

 




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