Life Expectancy of a Silicone Part

While it depends on the specific application, generally molded silicone parts will have a considerable life expectancy. Once fully cross-linked a silicone rubber part will be virtually inert, meaning it won’t degrade or react chemically with most anything in the environment, aggressive solvents can break silicone down. Compared to thermoplastic elastomers and other rubbers silicone tends to retain its physical properties for much longer periods of time, and over numerous cycles of use, hundreds, thousands, millions (again this is somewhat dependent upon the application).

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About Kevin

Kevin received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. He has been with at Albright Technologies, Inc. for over two years where he does development work on silicone medical devices. He lives in Connecticut, with his wife (Megan) and their two dogs (Abby and Ripley).