Northbrook, Ill. — Molding technology has grown rapidly over the past few decades, expanding its capabilities in many markets. The integration of soft materials has changed the game for manufacturers and end users alike.
Many soft materials can bond to both other soft materials and hard materials. Their bonding abilities give designers an expanded freedom to create a different form of molded products.
One material revolutionizing the market is liquid silicone rubber because it expands capabilities, while decreasing the need for some secondary operation, according to an official at Rogan Corp., a molder of elastomers and thermoplastics.
Some of the most common uses of LSR are for handling and the operation of products, such as grips for everything from surgical instruments to hand-held electronic devices.
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