Talk:Silicone rubber

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can silicone rubber,( tubing, plugs, caps,)be used in the electroplating industry. will it break down in plating tanks, or pretreatment tanks,( degreaser, hcl, cyanide, nitric, etc ).

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"However, typical medical products have failed because of poor design." This statement needs development and support.JascalX (talk) 06:13, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Uncured silicone subjected to heat?[edit]

I have just learned recently that heat can destroy silicone caulks ability to cure. Storage above 80 F seems to be listed in various places but this seems too low. Has anyone experienced this?Longinus876 (talk) 19:47, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

I have seen problems associated with relatively longterm storage at elevated temperatures where the product actually starts to cure and becomes difficult or even impossible to dispense. It appears to be time AND temperature, as we corrected our situation by reducing time in storage (via a better FIFO procedure) rather than reducing the temperature of the warehouse. While not exactly "..destroy silicone caulks ability to cure", the results are similar in that once it begins to cure, it cannot be reformed into another shape. This inability to be reformed is likely what is being referenced as an inability to cure. Hope this helps. Ken (talk) 14:49, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
and further, the storage conditions I mentioned above were in a climate controlled factory which rarely if ever approached 80f. In this case it was more of the longterm storage than elevated temperature aspect. Either of these or a combination of them will caused curing to start, and once it starts it is difficult to work with. Other properties we noticed were that the product had poor adhesion, limited workability and poor mechanical strength (it cracked and split easily) even tho it would dispense. Ken (talk) 21:33, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Unclear Sentence[edit]

In a platinum-based silicone cure system, also called an addition system (because the key reaction building polymer is an "Addition reaction") — should it say "key reaction‐building‐polymer" or "key‐reaction building‐polymer" (or something else)?--Notveryactive89 (talk) 19:38, 16 August 2015 (UTC)