03.04.14 3 Ways Silicone is Keeping you Safe
Silicone Myth Busters
“Liquid Silicone can not be molded over low melt thermal plastics and temperature sensitive electronic components”
Myth One Busted
We have developed a process for over molding of low melt thermal plastics and temperature sensitive electronic components with liquid silicone.
“The highest durometer available in Liquid Silicone is 80 shore A.”
Myth Two Busted
Liquid Silicone is available above 80 shore A durometer.
There are many ways to increase durometer. Some of the methods are addition of fillers, changing the chemistry.
Some of the applications requirements are for higher structural loading, resistance bending.
Note: Optical silicones are very hard, 70 shore D, but have very little elasticity.
Liquid Silicone can not be both thermally conductive and electrically insulative.
Myth Three Busted
Special formulations of Liquid Silicones are available that are both electrical insulated and thermally conductive.
The application would be to transfer the heat from a printed circuit board.