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Welcome to Albright’s online newsroom where you’ll find top news, articles, press releases and company information. Please come back and visit this page for updates on our latest news and announcements.

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3 Benefits to Using a Cold Deck System for Silicone Molding

A cold deck (cold runner) system is an assembly of insulated feeding units that prevents liquid silicone from curing while conveying silicone into the cavities of the mold. The following are a few reasons that using a cold deck system can … Continue reading

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Alternative Methods of Prototyping Liquid Silicone Parts

Earlier this month Albright Technologies' project engineer, Matt Bont, gave a presentation at the Shin-Etsu Silicones Open House on Alternative Methods of Prototyping Liquid Silicone Parts. Click here to view the presentation as well as other presentations from industry suppliers. … Continue reading

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What is the best test to determine the sealing capability of a silicone compound or design?

Two common tests are (1) to put the device or component under pressure using regulated compressed air and then submerging in water or other fluid. The leaks will show as bubbles or (2) use a colored die solution that contrasts … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy of a Silicone Part

While it depends on the specific application, generally molded silicone parts will have a considerable life expectancy. Once fully cross-linked a silicone rubber part will be virtually inert, meaning it won't degrade or react chemically with most anything in the … Continue reading

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Albright Project Manager to Present at Shin-Etsu Open House

Click here to read more or to register for the Open House on October 7, 2013.

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Albright Project Engineer, Matt Bont, to Present at Shin-Etsu Open House

Shin-Etsu to Host Open House at Akron Facility Shin-Etsu Silicones of America will host an open house at its Liquid Injection Molding System Technical Center in Akron in advance of the ACS Rubber Division's International Rubber Expo & Advanced Materials … Continue reading

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Refer a Friend to Our Newsletter and Win a $50 Gift Card Each!

Refer a friend to sign up for our monthly newsletter, and each of you will be entered into our drawing to win a prize! We are giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to one of our current subscribers, and a $50 Amazon gift … Continue reading

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Albright President to Receive EMERGE Award

After recently being named President of Albright Technologies, Bob Waitt will be receiving an EMERGE Award this week. This award is given to 10 young professionals who work in North Central Massachusetts for their outstanding work professionally and in the … Continue reading

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What criteria should people consider in selecting the hardness of a silicone compound?

Question: What criteria should people consider in selecting the hardness of a silicone compound? Answer: Criteria for hardness may be best answered by considering what it means. Durometer is a measure of the resistance to indentation by a probe tip. Most silicones … Continue reading

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What is the risk of a piece of silicone breaking off and becoming a choking hazard?

Unfortunately like many problems, the answer to your question depends on the application, loads, and part size and geometry. The risk of choking is difficult to quantify but a quick search suggests that thin sheets or hard round shapes like … Continue reading

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