Designing Silicone Keypads for the Home

Technology has permeated nearly every area of our lives and our homes are no exception. 2007 brought us the smart phone, and now 10 years later, consumers are taking advantage of the convenience of a smart home. According to Smart Home USA a smart home is the term commonly used to define a “residence that… Read more »

Why Should You Use Silicone Rubber?

Silicone rubber has gained a reputation as being one of the most versatile and resilient materials to work with. Silicone elastomers were developed in the 1900’s and have been steadily increasing the amount of products they are in ever since. The reasons silicone rubber are used vary from application to application, but the main few… Read more »

How Custom Silicone Keypads are Used in Kid-Friendly Products

You might be surprised to know how often silicone is used in kid-friendly products. From toys to educational tools, childcare products and more, silicone has been proven to be an effective component due to its safety, ease of use, and durability. Safety For a parent, there is nothing more important than a child’s safety. Although… Read more »

Cost Savings of Manufacturing in the U.S.

If you ask the average American, they would probably tell you that manufacturing in the U.S. is something that should be studied in a history book. However, this is not the case. While it is true that U.S. has declined over the last several decades. Recently, Bloomberg reported that U.S. manufacturing is not as terminal… Read more »

Si Prime – Solution to Your Silicone Bonding Needs

One of the major industry problems SiTECH solved early on was attaching acrylic adhesive to silicone rubber. Some substrates have a natural tendency to resist adhesion to each other. This is the case for Silicone Rubber and Acrylic adhesive. When acrylic adhesive happens to be the industry choice for attaching to membrane switches and most… Read more »

Is Your Silicone Keypad Cracking Under Pressure?

One of the biggest issues we have found with offshore silicone rubber keypads, is their tendency to crack in the field. There are multiple factors that can cause a silicone rubber keypad to crack, but the main factors are: Coatings, Diaphragm Inconsistencies, and Materials. Due to the flexible nature of silicone rubber, adding a hard… Read more »

What You Need to Know to Get Started with Silicone Rubber

  Silicone is one of the most versatile elements around. It is used in a wide variety of industries from Automotive and Aerospace, to Military and more. Depending on your industry, there is a good chance that silicone rubber may make perfect sense for your product. Each year more and more products are being made… Read more »