Can silicone be used in injection Moulding?

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Type of silicone material?

Silicone is a type of material that can be either in solid or liquid form. There are two types of silicone materials: solid and liquid silicone.

1. Solid silicone rubber is a type of silicone that is solid and has rubbery properties. It can be molding to different products that can be used in a variety of industries, such as construction, automotive, medical and aerospace.

2. Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is a type of silicone that can be injected into molds or poured into molds. LSR has a low viscosity which makes it easy to work with during the manufacturing process. LSR also has an excellent ability to fill gaps and holes in the mold which makes it perfect for making things like seals and gaskets.

Can silicone be used in injection Moulding?

Can silicone be used in injection Moulding?

When we asking can silicone be used in injection Moulding? It’s only talking the liquid silicone rubber not solid silicone rubber, due to only LSR material can be used in injection moulding for different products, such as nipple, manual breast pump, nose vent, breast pad etc.

So the answer is “Yes, liquid silicone can be used in injection moulding just like what plasict injection molding” with precision molding tools, and similar injection machinery but has different raw material feeding system.