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Hepako Precision Rubber Parts at Medtec Live with T4M

21. April 2022

From 03 to 05 May this year we are going to exhibit at the medical technology show Medtec Live with T4M in Stuttgart.

Find out more in this blog post.

Hepako Precision Rubber Parts at MD&M West 2022

01. April 2022

From April 12 to April 14, this year's MD&M West 2022 trade show will take place at the Anaheim, CA, Convention Center.

MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers to create powerful solutions and life-changing medical devices. With 1,400 exhibitors from around 70 countries and 300,000 square feet of expo floor, it is probably the most important medtech trade show in the US.

Visit us at booth 2526, where we will be exhibiting with our cooperation partner West-Tech Materials.

Come by and take the chance to learn more about us and discuss interesting projects.

Fluorosilicone Rubber

07. February 2022

Silicone is not only probably the best-known elastomer material among the general population, but is also widely used in various industries and medical applications due to its unique properties. A major strength of silicone rubber is its resistance to both very cold and very hot temperatures.

In applications requiring resistance to gasoline, fuel or oil, the elastomers NBR or FKM are often used. However, these two rubbers do not have the temperature properties of silicone and show weaknesses, especially at cold temperatures. Silicone rubber itself, however, is not resistant to fuels and oils, or only to a limited extent.

Fluorosilicone, which can be formed by introducing fluorine-containing groups to the polymer chain of silicone rubber, closes this gap and combines the excellent temperature properties of silicone rubber with resistance to fuel and oils.

In the following blog post, we go into more detail about the properties of fluorosilicone and describe the key differences between conventional silicone and fluorosilicone.