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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.


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


Elastoplastic ring or latex ring used to hold an arch wire in a bracket ring.

elastomer (ēlas´tōmur),

n a soft, rubberlike material; synthetic rubber. A rubber base impression material (e.g., silicone, mercaptan).
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Technically, elastomers have a very bright future, and the important technical advances will be in the areas of 3D-printing, nanomaterials (especially ones that are conducting), biomaterials, and smart materials," Dr Beken continued.
Cotins line of standard and proprietary organotins includes dibutyltin dilaurate and stannous octoate for urethane elastomers and rigid and semi-rigid foam.
Noda reports washing the elastomer continuously for a week without rinsing off the polar surface, heating the material to 140 [degrees]F.
Thermoplastic Elastomers Prepared by Dynamic Vulcanization
Hot-melt adhesives, where Affinity elastomers and SIS are well entrenched, is yet another area for OBCs.
Among recent products is CLS 4020 liquid injection moldable silicone elastomer with enhanced elongation and tensile properties for applications such as catheter balloons.
The relative resistance to cracking of Transfinity materials improves even further at higher loadings of reinforcing additives due to the limited ability of solid state mixing to incorporate, disperse and distribute carbon black in elastomers without necessary degrading of their molecular weight.
Includes RIM, foam, and elastomer materials and equipment.
Session 1: Trends and Growth in Silicone Elastomers
The 2011 event will cover a range of silicone elastomers and their gamut of practical end uses in industry, including rolling stock cables, lighting applications and automotive solutions.
The report profiles 96 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Elastomer Systems, A.
Among the elastomers listed are natural robber, synthetics in common usage such as EPDM, silicone, urethane and polysulfide, and some of today's more exotic synthetic rubbers, such as fluoroelastomer and fluorosilicone.