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What is the Difference Between Rubber and Silicone?
Jan 22, 2019

   What is the Difference Between Rubber and Silicone?

  

  Silicone is a form of synthetic rubber. However, the key difference between rubber and silicone is that the backbone of silicone contains silicon and oxygen, while the backbones of most of the rubber forms contain carbon-carbon bonds.


  Moreover, concerning the properties, the difference between rubber and silicone is that the normal rubber is usually less resistant to heat, chemical attacks, fungus attacks, UV and Ozone attacks. But, silicone is more resistant to heat, chemical attacks, fungus attacks, UV and Ozone attacks than normal rubber.


  Furthermore, as another significant difference between rubber and silicone, organic rubbers have poor tensile and tear properties at high temperatures while these properties are excellent in silicone rubbers at the same temperature conditions. Therefore, silicone rubber offers special properties, which organic rubbers do not possess.


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