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Ultra-Soft Dry Silicone Rubber Features Tunable Softness to Mimic Biological Tissues

Ultra-Soft Dry Silicone Rubber Features Tunable Softness to Mimic Biological Tissues

Polymer chemists and physicists have developed an innovative way to produce an ultra-soft yet dry silicone rubber that has an adjustable softness to match a wide range of biological tissues. The study, which appeared on the cover of the journal Advanced Materials, holds promise in biomedical research and engineering. [More]
R.D. Abbott to Distribute Dow Corning® Medical Device Elastomers throughout North America

R.D. Abbott to Distribute Dow Corning® Medical Device Elastomers throughout North America

R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. (RDA) has signed a new distribution agreement with Dow Corning Corporation to distribute Dow Corning®medical device elastomers to manufacturers and fabricators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. [More]
Researchers Discover the Best Kind of Rubber for Reliable Reproduction

Researchers Discover the Best Kind of Rubber for Reliable Reproduction

University of Leicester researchers have that for reproducing textured surfaces, rubbers with a more fluid formulation are more reliable than those that are thick and sticky. [More]
Nanoscopic Study of Rubber Friction on Road Surfaces

Nanoscopic Study of Rubber Friction on Road Surfaces

Bo Persson and his colleagues at the Jülich Research Center, have discovered new temperature and velocity-dependent properties of rubber friction on asphalt. [More]
Researchers Insert Lightweight, Thin Membranes in Aircraft Honeycomb Structures for Noise Reduction

Researchers Insert Lightweight, Thin Membranes in Aircraft Honeycomb Structures for Noise Reduction

Passengers have to deal with noise while flying in an airplane or helicopter. Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have partnered together to create a membrane which can be added into the aircraft structure to significantly decrease low-frequency noise that enters the cabin. [More]
Albright Restructures Organization to Better Suit Needs of Current Silicone Molding Market

Albright Restructures Organization to Better Suit Needs of Current Silicone Molding Market

Albright Technologies, a leading provider of silicone prototyping and low-volume production molding solutions, announced today a restructuring of its organization following a comprehensive evaluation of its workforce. The restructuring will pose the company to be better suited to the needs of the current silicone molding market. [More]
Prickly Lettuce Holds Promise for Rubber Production

Prickly Lettuce Holds Promise for Rubber Production

Scientists from Washington State University (WSU) claim that the common prickly lettuce demonstrates potential as a raw material for producing rubber. The prickly lettuce is a common weed and is a wild relative of cultivated lettuce. [More]
Trinseo Makes its Debut at MD&M West 2015

Trinseo Makes its Debut at MD&M West 2015

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, formerly known as Styron, will make its debut today at MD&M West 2015 in Booth #824 Hall E at the Anaheim Convention Center from February 10-12, 2015. [More]
HEXPOL Compounding Now Provides Full-Service, Dedicated Silicone Resources and Recipe Development

HEXPOL Compounding Now Provides Full-Service, Dedicated Silicone Resources and Recipe Development

HEXPOL Compounding, a leading global provider of elastomer compounds, is dramatically increasing its silicone processing capabilities. The company now provides full-service, dedicated silicone resources and recipe development. [More]
Dow Corning Witnesses Growing Demand for LSR Materials in Medical Applications

Dow Corning Witnesses Growing Demand for LSR Materials in Medical Applications

Healthcare OEMs and fabricators are constantly looking for advanced and versatile material technologies to address increasing medical expenses, rising demand for both complicated and disposable medical devices, and the requirements of rigorous healthcare standards. Dow Corning says that these converging trends are the growth drivers for its extensive range of high-performance liquid silicone rubber (LSR) solutions. [More]