Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., has introduced its Shin-Etsu Select-Skin RTV Elastomers series for applications requiring a skin-like material with tough performance properties.
Select-Skin RTV Elastomers are comprised of two series, Shin-Etsu said, the “super soft” SES22330 (1:1 ratio) and the “tough skin” SES22230 (10:1 ratio). Both series are two-component, heat-cured and addition-cure type silicone rubber compounds featuring low hardness, high tear strength, low viscosity, high elongation and low tackiness.
Shin-Etsu said each series offers three Shore 00 hardness options: the super soft SES22330 (10, 20 and 30) and the tough skin SES22230 (45, 55, and 65) and although all of the products are soft, they have a skin-like feel that is dry and not oily.
These products can be used for movie making, liners for orthopedic prosthetics, cushioning, and animatronics skins for theme parks and other forms of entertainment.
When used in liners, Shin-Etsu said the materials are ideal for protection from shear forces to reduce compressive stresses and the suspension of the prosthetic device. The materials can be used to accommodate unique limb shapes and volume fluctuations.
Since they are translucent, Select-Skin can be readily pigmented for a customized appearance, Shin-Etsu said, and the series' fast cure time at room temperature reduces cycle time and improves productivity.
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