Custom Insert Options for Silicone Molded Rubber Products

The first silicone elastomers were developed to provide a better insulation for electric motors and generators. Because of the silicone’s unique chemical makeup, it has become popular in a wide variety of industries for countless uses. Liquid silicone rubber is in the category of Polysiloxanes, which differs from other polymers because of its unique backbone,… Read more »

Increasing Order Picking Efficiency With Rubber Keypads

As more and more companies turn to online shopping as a means of selling their products, they are discovering the need for faster and more accurate order fulfillment. In an effort to improve order picking times, silicone rubber keypads are emerging as a way to make order fulfillment more efficient. Automated systems with a monitor… Read more »

Integrating Convenience and Security With Home Electronics

Once upon a time, home entertainment systems, security systems and electronic conveniences were all separate amenities for homeowners. They were purchased and installed separately. Today’s homeowners are looking for convenience, safety and entertainment systems all rolled into one. From an inventor’s or designer’s point of view, it’s important to tie all of these controls together… Read more »

RoHS Compliance and Silicone Rubber Products

When designing and implementing a silicone rubber product for production, many companies are requiring their products to be compliant with the RoHS directives implemented by the European Union. RoHS was originally implemented in 2003 and the latest directive 2011/65/EU was effective January 2, 2013. RoHS is short for Directive on the restriction of the use… Read more »

The Many Roles of Medical Rubber Molding and Keypads

When it comes to medical devices, it is very important for silicone rubber molding components to work properly and have a secure fit. Although it could be a matter of convenience, more often it’s a health and safety issue. The liquid silicone injection molding process can be used to create a wide range of medical… Read more »

Designing Color Into Silicone Rubber Products

When designing and implementing a silicone rubber product for manufacture, the color of the component to be produced is important. Silicone rubber lends itself well to coloring during molding and printing. Silicone inks can be made into any color, making it a versatile and reliable product. Silicone inks can be made into pigments to color… Read more »

How Silicone Wraps and Covers Protect Hand-Held Devices

When it comes to hand-held devices, one of the most important features is protection. Silicone rubber applications for keypads and seams protect them from everyday wear and tear, and even rugged conditions. Silicone rubber molding can prevent damage from drops, scuffs and moisture. It won’t tear or bubble, and it prevents cracks in devices subjected… Read more »