New liquid silicone rubber grades from Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., are said to offer high clarity, superior mechanical properties, and shorter molding cycles.

New liquid silicone rubber grades from Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., are said to offer high clarity, superior mechanical properties, and shorter molding cycles. A 45 Shore A grade, Silastic LC-45-2004, is aimed at uses such as diving goggles and baby-bottle nipples, while Silastic LC-50-2004 (50 Shore A), is suited to valves and seals for food containers and dispensers. A harder (70 A) grade, LC70-2004, is aimed at mobile-phone keypads, butterfl y valves for food dispensers, bakeware, spatulas, and mats. These materials are said provide smooth mold release to facilitate high-speed manufacturing. They also have low compression set and high tear strength. Tel: (989) 496-6000 . www.dowcorning.com

Dow Corning Corp.
2200 W. Salzburg Rd
PO Box 994, Stop 2406 Midland, MI 48686
Phone (989) 496-4000 Fax (989) 496-4586