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We discovered something a while ago that helped position us at the forefront of our industry … and we’re happy to share it.
Products made with silicone protect and improve our quality of life.
In everything from aviation to medical devices and more, silicone enhances existing materials and makes innovation possible.
We know silicone like no one else
Over the years our precision and innovation with silicone have won us awards, gained us an impressive worldwide reputation, and helped establish us as the go-to specialists for silicone.
Our silicone materials exhibit exceptional stability over a wide range of temperatures, lending themselves to use in applications requiring repeated sterilisation.
It’s a very specific skill and we are very, very good at it. Here are just a few areas in which silicone enhances and adds value every day.
Medical applications and infant care products made with silicones satisfy the highest quality standards demanded by health-care professionals, patients and families.
Resistant to bacteria, silicones are easy to sterilise. They do not react with other materials and do not irritate the body. Used externally, internally, or intravenously, silicone materials do not generate unwelcome by-products or trigger allergic reactions.
Silicones soften and smooth topical medications so they can be applied without leaving a greasy residue, and they can help form a seal that protects wounds during the healing process.
Silicone tubing in some medical devices – such as drug delivery systems or heart pacemakers –helps reduce the risk of infection. Silicone-enhanced lubricants ease the insertion of needles and devices.
Silicones can most closely approximate the consistency of skin and offer exceptional cushioning and comfort in prosthetics.
Aviation and Aerospace
Because silicones can withstand astonishing stress and temperature extremes, they are used in many aspects of aircraft and spacecraft assembly and maintenance.
Adhesives and sealants are used to seal and protect the following from the elements: doors, windows, wings, fuel tanks, hydraulic switches, overhead bins, wing edges, leading gear electrical devices, vent ducts, engine gaskets, electrical wires and black boxes.
In building and construction, silicone sealants, adhesives and coatings make construction materials work better and last longer.
Silicone adhesives bond diverse materials such as concrete, glass, granite, steel and plastics. This enables innovative architecture and engineering, such as dramatic glass facades or curved and suspended structures.
Sealants ensure materials stay affixed and absorb stress and movement from wind or earthquakes.
Sealants and coatings also protect joints and materials from moisture, heat, corrosion, sunlight, ultraviolet radiation, pollution and other chemicals.
Silicones have played an integral role in advancements in computer technology, telecommunications and micro- and macro-electronics and electrical power distribution.
Silicones seal, bond and encapsulate everything from highly sensitive circuits and microprocessors to semiconductors.
They help electronic components remain protected from extreme heat, moisture, salt, corrosion, contamination and movement in computers, appliances, cars and aeroplanes.
Because of silicone’s protective properties, many technological and electronic innovations in electronic devices, components, assemblies and systems are possible.
Keypads, keyboards and copier rollers are made with silicones, as are hardcoated housings for computers, fax machines, telephones and home entertainment equipment.
Silicones deliver the strength, adhesion and durability needed in high-performance automobiles, ocean vessels, planes and spacecraft.
Silicone adhesives and coatings extend the service life of cars, boats and planes.
Exteriors are more resistant to rain, wind, salt, abrasion, ultraviolet radiation and chemicals. Joints last longer and overall maintenance and repair is less costly.
Silicones are used a wide range of car parts including: airbags, engine gaskets, headlamps, hydraulic bearings, ignition cables, radiator seals and hoses, shock absorbers, spark plug boots and ventilation flaps.
Silicones help provide cushioning, providing load bearing and protective shock absorption qualities for car seats, dashboards and automotive interiors.
Silicone release coatings are also used as release agents to allow tyre manufacturers to get the tyres out of their manufacturing moulds and silicone rubber is used in many tyres to provide long wear life and superior traction.
From tubing to tyres and cake pans to keypads, silicone rubber is indispensable in many sophisticated manufacturing and production processes.
Silicone rubber is easy to formulate, easy to manufacture, applicable to most trades and available in varying colours and hardness. Because it comes in a variety of formulations for curing, molding and manufacturing, it helps businesses streamline their processing, while ensuring consistent quality production.
Used with the right technologies, silicone rubber provides innovative manufacturing solutions and design opportunities.
Silicone rubber is readily cured and moulded to produce items such as automotive and electronic sealants and gaskets, tyres, cables, industrial moulds, food moulds, artistic replications, toys and play equipment, moulds, reproductions and bakeware.
And over the years, the silicone products we have manufactured have grown to include many of these.
If you’re ready to collaborate with a team of experts who understand the precise requirements of silicone manufacturing, let Romar provide you with an innovative, end-to-end silicone design and manufacturing solution. Contact Romar today.