Polymer-filler interaction in silicone elastomers
Silicone elastomer use in medical devices continues to expand with more complex shapes and performance requirements.
The physical properties of cured silicones make them potentially suitable for applications requiring not only flexibility and strength, but also the ability to be formed into intricate shapes and survive high temperatures and sterilization without deforming. Many applications for medical devices or disposable acces- sories made from silicone subject the part to cyclic force or stress.
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