Liquid Silicone Rubber Molding
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding is a thermoset process that mixes a two-component compound together, which is then heat cured in the mold with a platinum catalyst to produce a final part. LSR parts are formed through an injection-molding process similar to that of conventional plastic injection molding with one major difference — the material delivery system is cooled and the mold is heated.
Final LSR parts are strong and elastic with excellent thermal, chemical and electrical resistance. They maintain their physical properties at extreme temperatures and can withstand sterilization. LSR parts are also biocompatible, so they work very well for products that have skin contact. Those benefits lend themselves well to automotive, medical and food appliance industries, typically in the form of seals, gaskets, valves and cables.