A Bond with Benefits

More and more often, silicone rubber compounds are filling the gap in applications that push other materials to their limits. Take, for instance, this elegantly designed yet practical pencil holder made of ELASTOSIL® LR 3003/40 A/B. This paste-like, two-part rubber compound is perfectly suited for producing sophisticated, translucent silicone elastomer components. The metal and silicone elastomer are bonded while the liquid silicone rubber is curing. Precision processing in a highly automated production environment guarantees consistently high quality for reliable results.

Advantages of ELASTOSIL® Liquid Silicone Rubber:

  • Highly transparent
  • Hygienic and easy to clean
  • Flame resistant
  • Resistant to mechanical stress
  • No critical substances
  • Easy to process
  • Can be pigmented as desired
  • Low compression set

Advantages of Injection Molding:

  • Improved productivity: highly automated, no assembly required
  • More efficient process control: short cycle times, parts require no secondary finishing, considerable process reliability
  • Maximum quality: less risk of damage during production
  • Simplified logistics: one component drawing, one processor, one quality control process, one item number