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From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Greetings! My name is Adam. I work in the advertising industry as a brand developer. I also teach surfing lessons and spend a lot of time volunteering with an animal hospital. When I was on a gap year, I took a job in a pen factory. Through that experience, I learned a great deal about how pens were made, but I also learned a lot about industrial work and manufacturing in general. In this blog, I plan to write about all aspects of these topics, and I hope that this information is interesting and informative to you. Please, grab a tea and start looking around. If you like my blogs, share them. Thanks.

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Hydrogen Peroxide Versus Platinum Cure Systems for Making Silicone Hoses

by Daniel Wilson

Silicone hoses come with a set of peculiar chemical and physical properties. Each of these attributes contributes significantly to the type of tangible items that will end up in your hands. More importantly, they enable the materials to perform optimally in various specific industries. These could range from the pharmaceutical, medical, machine building, construction, food and power industries. The physiochemical attributes of your industrial hose pipes also count on the composition of the material and the process used to fabricate them. These processes include hydrogen peroxide and platinum cure systems. The following piece discusses these two in detail to help you gain all the insight you require:

The Hydrogen Peroxide Cure System

The hydrogen peroxide cure system is the popular process for fabricating industrial hoses. In this system, the fabricator starts by introducing a peroxided catalyst element into a silicone elastomer. The mixture generates a smooth and homogenous mixture that is ideal for making robust industrial hoses. Additionally, applying organic peroxide with its co-agents leads to excellent magnetic properties and rubber with enviable physical properties. The resulting products have a broad sphere of uses.

One of the top benefits of industrial hoses made using the hydrogen peroxide curing system is the longevity of service. The tough rubber suits installation in peristaltic pumps with high-pressure or piston movements. Secondly, hoses fabricated using this technique have low brittleness and stand up better to brute force. On the downside, impurities stick to their surface easily, making them unsuitable for use in sensitive industries such as food and biomedicine.

The Platinum Cure System

The platinum cure system comes in handy when fabricators need to make silicone hoses for sophisticated applications. Such rubber requires special curing using platinum rods. In this process, the fabricator brings in a pair of silicone elastomers mixed in equal weights. One of the elastomer components contains the crosslinking agent, while the other has the platinum catalyst. The next step involves mixing the two substances thoroughly to generate a smooth mixture. It does not contain any air bubbles or unwanted gel inconsistencies.

Overall, the absence of gel inconsistencies means that silicone hoses made using this process have better fluid flow and fluid visibility. It's easy for industrial professionals to watch fluid levels and movements during experiments. Secondly, a homogenous silicone mixture guarantees against manufacturer-related defects. The process also delivers minimal contaminant levels, making them ideal for processes where substance purity is crucial. However, you endure shorter life spans as the hoses here don't excel against peristaltic forces.  

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