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elastomer

[i·las′tōmər]
Etymology: Gk, elaunein, to drive + meros, part
a synthetic rubber; any of various soft, elastic, rubberlike polymers used in dentistry as an impression material and for maxillofacial extraoral prostheses. elastomeric, adj.

elastomer

Surgery A type of silicone used in the outer shell of a breast implant. See Silicone elastomer.

e·las·to·mer

(ĕ-lastŏ-mĕr)
Elastoplastic ring or latex ring used to hold an arch wire in a bracket ring.
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Session 3 on Applications for Silicone Elastomers will include the following presentations: "High temperature silicone elastomers for rolling stock cables," Bernard Dalbe, Nexans Research Center, France; "New high modulus silicone elastomer--fiber reinforced LSR," Oliver Franssen, Momentive Performance Materials GmbH, Germany, and Alexander Widmayr, Woco IndustrietechnikGmbH, Germany; "Lighting applications for silicones," Mariusz Kalecinski, Philips Lighting, China; and "Silicone soft skin adhesive technology," Audrey Wipret, Dow Coming Europe SA, Belgium.
This chart is intended to be a convenient guide for chemists, designers and engineers, a starting point for designing and specifying elastomers.
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