Are silicone bottles better than glass?

In our daily lives, almost everyone comes into contact with plastic products and silicone products every day, so what is the difference between them? Are silicone bottles better than glass? For better to know that we must learn about silicone and plastic from their inner proper first.

Silicone and Plastic

People may blend silicone with plastic and some plastic products such as PP has large application in medical, baby, and food-grade products such as silicone.

But actually, they are different with their special property.

Plastic is under certain conditions, a class of polymer materials with plasticity of the general term, generally in accordance with its hot melting properties to them into thermosetting plastics and thermoplastics. It is one of the world’s three major organic polymer materials (the three major polymer materials are plastic, rubber, and fiber). All of them are named as Plastic.

Silicone: Silicic acid gel, is a highly active adsorption material, is an amorphous substance. The main component of silica gel is silicon dioxide, chemically stable, and non-combustible. The chemical molecular formula is mSiO2-nH2O.

Many people mistakenly think that silicone is a kind of plastic, in fact the classification of silicone and plastic is very different. SiliconeGPT simply tells you: from the point of view of silicone product manufacturers, for silicone material, many of our daily products are made of food-grade, high-transparency silicone material, which is also one of the rubber and plastic materials.

Advantages and disadvantages of plastic

Plastic materials such as our commonly used PU, PC, and other materials, in the factory production of extrusion technology, injection technology, and blow molding process, the main advantages are wear-resistant, oil-resistant, transparent, good elasticity, good electrical insulation, ductility, dimensional stability, chemical corrosion resistance, heat, cold and other advantages, but also self-extinguishing, flame-retardant, coloring and other advantages. And it is easy to manipulate to form all shapes.

Advantages and disadvantages of silicone

As early as the 19th century, silicone has proven to be among the most environmentally friendly and harmless synthetic rubber materials, it is environmentally friendly and non-toxic. The material is less costly than plastic due to better fluidity and aging resistance than plastic materials during the production process, and the popularity, elasticity and tension of the products are lower after the secondary flow molding. Anti-tear performance will gradually reflect the use of products, the outstanding advantage is non-toxic and environmentally friendly products, no conflict with the human body, the disadvantage is that the breathability is not good, and will produce static electricity adsorption is too strong! Since the silicone materials are synthesized, it has been recognized as a green material and applied on all daily products

In general, silicone is superior to plastic in terms of physiological inertness, chemical stability, environmental protection, aging resistance, service life, flexibility, anti-slip, anti-vibration, elasticity, insulation, degree of resistance to tearing, and color fading. However, silicone can not be repeated when heated plastic, and does not dissolve in solvents. Plastic can flow deformation when heated, after cooling can maintain a certain shape, it is easy to extrusion, injection, or blow molding and other molding processes, in a certain temperature range, can be repeatedly heated and cooled hardening. In short, each has its own advantages and disadvantages, are indispensable raw material for various manufacturing industries.

Silicone water bottles and plastic water bottles

Heat resistance: Silicone water bottles have higher temperature resistance than plastic water bottles. Silicone material bottles won’t deform in long-term use.

Flexibility: Finished silicone products have better elastic character than plastic products. And the people produce the foldable silicone water bottles to save more space in their travel or sports. The foldable silicone water bottles are fashionable, lightweight, and suitable for green life notion, also they can totally meet people’s needs.

Are silicone bottles better than glass? - SiliconeGPT

Durability: The silicone is stable so the silicone water bottles have longer use than plastic water bottles.

Green life: Using silicone items to replace plastic items will be more friendly to the environment especially the pollution is getting more and more serious.

Stability: silicone items have a more stable property which is the silicone particles do not easily peel off the silicone surface while more and more plastic particles are detected in the natural cycle and blood veins of creatures which will cause a nasty environment and health problems.

Distinguish between silicone and plastic products

How to distinguish between silicone and plastic products?

  1. through the sense of touch, plastic product hardness is relatively hard, while silicone product hardness is relatively soft and comfortable to touch.
  2. through the appearance of color differentiation, plastic products do not so transparent, and silicone products look more translucent and brighter in color.
  3. By way of the high-temperature area test, plastic products can only withstand more than 100 degrees of high temperature and begin to melt, while silicone products can withstand more than 200 degrees of high temperature and will not produce any physical changes.

We mainly provide mother and baby series, outdoor sports series, beauty series, kitchen series, daily home series and other products, the main products are as follows:

1) Mother and baby series: including silicone spoons, silicone bowls, silicone dinner plates, silicone teethers, silicone pacifiers, silicone complementary food bottles, silicone bibs and so on.

2) Outdoor sports series: including folding cups, retractable water bottles, sports bracelets, sports watches, silicone shoe covers and so on.

3)Beauty & Makeup series: including face wash brush, facial cleanser, make-up brush cleaning pad, nail pad, make-up mirror, silicone powder puff, etc.

4) Kitchen series: including chopping boards, cleaning gloves, heat insulating mats, non-slip mats, coasters, draining racks, dishwashing baskets, dishwashing brushes, spatulas, spatulas, silicone preserving lids, cake molds, cake cups, egg cooker, silicone seasoning bowls and so on.

5)、Daily household series: including night light, tea maker, ice grid, ashtray, wine bottle stopper, acupuncture point beat, bath brush, silicone brush, silicone keychain, placemat and so on.

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