Glycerol silicone composite as a green alternative

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Abstract

Silicone is known for a wide variety of beneficial properties: good bio compatibility, high flexibility, high thermal stability, and low cost [1], however, production of silicone requires big amounts of energy. By incorporating glycerol in the material, the amount of silicone needed can be reduced. Mixing glycerol and silicone elastomer forms an emulsion that cures into a composite. The glycerol content can be up to 120% of the silicone elastomer content. [2]

This work focuses on the characterization of the glycerol-silicone composite material. The effect of the glycerol content on morphology and ultimate properties are investigated [2]. Additionally, some possible applications of the composite are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2023
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventSilicones Sustainability Workshop - Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 20238 Dec 2023

Conference

ConferenceSilicones Sustainability Workshop
LocationGrand Hyatt Hotel
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period07/12/202308/12/2023

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