Common uses of elastomers
The use of elastomers spans across several important industries — they’re used in products around the world for their flexibility, elasticity, insolubility, lack of melting and other prominent features.
Adhesives and sealants
There are some adhesives based on silicones, some on modified silane, some with two-component polyurethane and others with one-component polyurethane. Elastomer is used in each one of those, including sealants and more, to form highly effective material.
The adhesives often made from a wide variety of elastomers are heavily used in the construction industry during day-to-day operations. Sealants and caulking are used to fill cracks and gaps.
The plethora of consumer products that use elastomer for its desirable characteristics would be a lengthy list. Some examples include shoe soles made from natural rubber, wetsuits from neoprene, baby pacifiers from silicone, elastic clothing made from polyurethane and much more.