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Published on May 7, 2002

Considerations for moving from industrial to medical molding

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Date Published May 7, 2002

The fabrication of silicone elastomer into finished useful objects by such ways as extrusion, calendaring, and molding, etc. has been carried out to varying degrees since the 1950's. Although these first applications for silicones were typically for industrial uses, silicone, quickly found a home in the healthcare market.