Is silicone a plastic?

Is silicone a plastic?

       Most people think silicone is plastic, is that true?

     In fact, silica gel does not belong to plastic. The main component of silica gel is silicon dioxide. The biggest difference between it and plastic is that plastic is more likely to produce pungent odor, while food-grade silica gel has no peculiar smell and is softer in texture. It belongs to rubber itself. , the chemical properties are more stable, and it is widely used in kitchen utensils, tableware, sports water bottles and other fields, and is particularly safe in daily use.
      The characteristics of silica gel are also relatively obvious. It is resistant to high temperature, suitable for a temperature range of -40 to 200 degrees Celsius, and can be used in microwave ovens and ovens; it is easy to clean. Dishwasher cleaning; long service life, the chemical properties of the silicone material are very stable, and the products made have a longer life than other materials; the texture is soft and comfortable, thanks to the flexibility of the silicone material, it does not deform; the color Diverse, different beautiful colors can be prepared according to the needs of customers; environmentally friendly and non-toxic, no toxic and harmful substances are produced from the entry of raw materials to the finished product delivery; electrical insulation properties, silicone rubber has high resistivity, and in Its resistance value remains stable over a wide temperature range and frequency range. At the same time, silica gel has good resistance to high-voltage corona discharge and arc discharge, such as high-voltage insulators, TV high-voltage caps, electrical components, etc.; low temperature resistance, the minimum temperature critical point of ordinary rubber is -20 degrees to -30 degrees However, silicone rubber still has good elasticity at -60 degrees to -70 degrees, and some specially formulated silicone rubbers can also withstand extremely low temperatures, such as low temperature sealing rings; thermal conductivity, when some thermal conductivity is added When filled, silicone rubber has good thermal conductivity, such as heat sinks, thermally conductive gaskets, copiers, fax machine thermal rollers, etc.; radiation resistance, the radiation resistance of phenyl-containing silicone rubber is greatly improved, such as electrical insulation cables, nuclear power Factory connectors, etc.

       Silicone is suitable for different occasions to meet different needs. The most popular in the market is silicone products for mothers and babies, such as baby teether. The softness of silicone itself determines that the teether can better protect the baby's mouth, and can also solve the problem of the baby's teething troubles with things.
Silicone Teether
       There are also pacifiers made of silicone, which are not only pacifiers installed on the bottle, but also pacifiers that can put fresh fruit. These pacifiers are widely loved by mothers in the market. While supplementing the baby with sufficient vitamins, it also prevents the danger to the baby due to accidental ingestion.
Silicone Feeding Fruit Pacifier
      In addition, there are contact tableware for babies to practice their own meals. The characteristics of silica gel itself determine that it can be designed as an absorbent tableware, which is firmly adsorbed on the baby's table, effectively preventing the baby from knocking over the tableware.
Silicone Suction Bowl
      In addition, there are silicone products of the comfort chain. As we all know, when the baby is in the womb, the umbilical cord in the abdomen gives it a sufficient sense of security, so when the baby is born, when he keeps crying, the soft comfort chain can give him a sense of security, which solves the problems of countless mothers trouble.

       All of the above are impossible to achieve with plastic.
    In addition, silicone products also have many advantages. Silicone tableware is made of food-grade silicone material. It is non-toxic, odorless, safe and environmentally friendly. It can be folded, kneaded, and turned over. Moldy due to long-term storage. Silicone cutlery works well with the temperature of the food. Whether the food is cold or hot, the silicone tableware can protect the temperature of the food and reduce the loss of temperature. The food placed in the silicone container can maintain the original temperature after a period of time, and the temperature will not be transmitted to the user, so it is not easy to burn. Compared with ceramics, glass and other tableware, the biggest feature of silicone tableware is that it is resistant to falling, and there will be no sound when it falls on the ground. Although plastic tableware can also withstand falling, the hardness of plastic is high, and there may be cracks after falling. Cracks, etc., the silicone tableware can be dropped easily without worrying about damage. Good heat resistance. The temperature resistance of silica gel is very good, it can not deform or deteriorate at a high temperature of 200 degrees Celsius, and it will not harden at -40 degrees Celsius, so you can use it for steaming, boiling, baking, etc. Silicone cutlery is easy to clean. Because silica gel does not stick to oil and does not absorb oil stains, it is easy to clean. Lots of colors and shapes. According to the needs of users, many colors can be deployed, and various shapes of tableware can be created.
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