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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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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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Differences in Molding Silicone vs. Plastic

The primary difference between silicone and plastic properties drives the differences in mold design. The largest difference is the temperature profile between silicone and plastic. The mold design and construction will also be dependent on the product geometry, size, materials, equipment, … Continue reading

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What shrinkage value should be used when designing a silicone mold?

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Difference in cycle time for silicone parts vs thermal plastic parts

Question: What is the difference in cycle time for molding medical silicone parts vs cycle time for molding medical thermal plastic parts? Answer: The processing conditions can be optimized to match the tool design, part geometry, and material but each presents limitations. … Continue reading

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What is Silicone Rubber?

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Top 3 Ways to Adhere Silicone to Silicone

Read our March newsletter for silicone molding tips and a chance to download our free Silicone Molding Design Manual.

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A Goodbye and a Hello

Read our latest newsletter with exciting news about Albright Technologies.

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Are medical silicone parts more expensive than medical thermoplastic parts?

While it is difficult to provide one general answer to your question, if I had to limit my response to one word, “yes”, because the cost of parts is typically very dependent upon the cost of the raw materials, and … Continue reading

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Visit Booth 1091 at MD&M West This Week

Don't forget to visit us at booth 1091 at MD&M West this week from February 12-14. Stop by to find out how to get a free silicone sample and ask us questions about your silicone molding projects.   Click here to read the rest!

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