Functional silicones

Reactive silicones play a vital role in additive manufacturing, offering a range of benefits due to their unique chemical properties and reactivity.

Benefits of silicones

  • Customizability: Reactive silicones provide flexibility in formulation development, allowing for customization to meet specific requirements of additive manufacturing processes and end-use applications.
  • Versatile Crosslinking: Versatile crosslinking capabilities contribute to the enhancement of mechanical properties and overall performance of printed objects.
  • Improved Adhesion: Reactive silicones facilitate improved adhesion between layers and different materials, ensuring structural integrity and reducing the risk of delamination in 3D printed parts.
  • Enhanced Chemical Resistance: Improved resistance to various chemicals makes printed objects suitable for applications where exposure to harsh substances is common.
  • Temperature Stability: Reactive silicones exhibit temperature stability, enabling printed objects to withstand extreme temperature conditions without compromising their structural integrity.
  • Water Repellency: Printed objects are protected from moisture-related issues and ensuring durability in challenging environments.
  • Biocompatibility: Some reactive silicones offer biocompatibility, making them suitable for use in medical and healthcare applications where safety and compatibility with biological systems are essential.
  • Durability and Longevity: Reactive silicones contribute to the durability and longevity of 3D printed parts, ensuring their reliability and performance over extended periods.
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