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Fiber-reinforced LSR Technology for Wearable Devices

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 2:58pm
MDT Staff


Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) is showcasing its fiber-reinforced liquid silicone rubber (LSR) for designers seeking ways to enhance the ergonomics and aesthetics of wearable medical devices, as the demand for this type of product grows. Additionally, MPM will exhibit a variety of other liquid silicone and heat cure rubbers that can significantly increase design freedom for medical device and parts manufacturers, including its new anti-static silicone elastomers and UV-curing silicone elastomers.

Combining silicone elastomer flexibility with the high strength of textile fibers, MPM’s fiber-reinforced LSR can be a good solution to consider when elastomeric properties have to be combined with very high modulus at low elongations. The solution may be especially useful in applications where high torsional stiffness is required such as in devices with a wrist band configuration. The inherent properties of silicone elastomers can provide good wearability, comfort against the skin and resistance to skin oils. In addition, a variety of colors can be achieved with the use of pigments.

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