New silicones for orthopaedic, encapsulant and reactive material applications

ERJ staff report (RPN)

Detroit, Michigan – Rubber & Plastics News has reported launches of new silicone materials by three manufactuers.

Wacker Chemie A.G. has released Silpuran 2410 A/B, a silicone rubber of variable hardness for orthopaedic and prosthetic applications. The new silicone can be made harder or softer by varying the ratio of its two components.

Mixed at a 1:1 ratio, the elastomer has a Shore 00 hardness value of 50, but can be flexed to regulate the hardness during processing. With a low viscosity, Silpuran…

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