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Dec. 01, 2019

 What is silicone?

Literally speaking, silica gel is a porous solid silica material with a large specific area. Silica gel is an amorphous substance and is a highly active adsorption material. Compared with other similar materials, silica gel has many advantages, such as high adsorption performance, stable chemical properties (does not react with any substance except strong bases and strong acids), good thermal stability, and higher mechanical strength.

How can silicone be divided?

Silica gel can be divided into: large-pore silica gel, B-type silica gel, coarse-pore silica gel, fine-pore silica gel;

According to its composition and shape, it is divided into extruded silicone and molded silicone;

Organic silica gel and inorganic silica gel are classified according to their properties and composition.

 What are the uses of silicone?

Organic silicone is mainly used in special materials and construction of aviation, cutting-edge technology, military technology departments, electronics, automobiles, machinery, chemical light industry, medicine and medical, etc.

Inorganic silica gel is mainly used in desiccant, catalyst carrier, matting agent, etc.

The toughness and elasticity of silicone products are very good. Will not deform due to external forces, and is non-toxic and tasteless, which is very safe for the human body.

 What is the difference between silicone and rubber?

We usually mistakenly think that silica gel is a kind of rubber. In fact, this is wrong. The main ingredients of silica gel are extracted from silica (such as silicone oil, white carbon black), while the raw materials of rubber are extracted from resin. silicone is more expensive and more environmentally friendly than rubber.

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