- Why is silicone a great molding material?
Why is silicone a great molding material?
Silicones are the material of choice for molds to reproduce the finest details in many applications, from artwork to architecture, via the production of prototypes for industries as varied as transport, renewable energy and food production. Silicones are versatile, customizable, safe and easy to process and provide innovative and robust performance features. They are also cost-effective, due to their durability (high resistance to different resins and corrosive materials) and are capable of being adapted to very different processing techniques.
Silicones also offer the convenience of Room Temperature Vulcanization (RTV) and variable viscosity and fluidity levels. This wide choice of features makes it possible to produce molds with different hardness levels and specific mechanical properties, with the possibility of using a wide range of catalysts to enable this customization. In short, compared to other materials, silicone molds guarantee the highest levels of accuracy, reliability and durability.