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What is the difference between silicone tube and latex tube

silicone vs latex

1>silicone
Silicone name: silicone gel, it is a highly active adsorption material, which is amorphous material. The main component of silicone is silicon dioxide, which is chemically stable and does not burn.
Alias: silicone oxide or silicone gel
English name: Silica gel; Silica
Molecular: xSiO2 yH2O

Generally speaking, silicone can be divided into silicone and inorganic silicone according to its properties and components.
Silicone Performance 1. Newinter 2.Weather resistance 3. Electrical insulation 4. Physiological inertia 5. Low surface tension and low surface energy

 

2>Latex

Latex is the general term for colloidal emulsions formed by polymer particles dispersed in water.
 

The water dispersion system of rubber particles is often referred to as latex, and the water dispersion system of resin particles is called emulsion.

Latex can be directly used as surface coating, making films and adhesives, etc.,it can be processed into raw rubber, rubber dairy products (such as sponges, gloves, balloons, condoms, medical hoses, etc.), latex is also widely used in daily life.

It is divided into natural latex, synthetic latex and artificial latex.

 

The difference between silicone tube and latex tube

Latex tubes are made of latex material with different thicknesses.
Mainly used in hospitals, equipment factories, power plants, scientific research laboratories, etc.
The characteristics of the latex tube are good elasticity, the general tensile range can be 6-9 times of its own, and the rebound force is 100%.

The silicone tube is added to a two-roller rubber mixer or a closed kneader by silicone rubber raw rubber, and the product is made by extrusion.
‍Silicone tube is the main type of rubber tube, it has the characteristics of high temperature resistance, low temperature resistance, insulation, 100% green environmental protection, etc.
Widely used in electronics, toys, sports equipment, automobiles, audio, lighting, communications equipment, and medical equipment, furniture.

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