Adaptable silicone material
Formerol is a new class of silicone materials that combines the adhesive and room-temperature curing properties of silicone adhesives with the moldability of silicone rubber. Benefits include excellent adhesion to aluminium and other metals, which allows soft-touch silicone inserts or surface coatings to be molded directly onto these substrates without adhesives. Additionally, Formerol’s ability to be molded and cured at room temperature—with excellent adhesion to unusual materials such as wood, ceramics and glass—allows soft-touch textured surfaces to be applied in new and unconventional ways.
Because Formerol can be cured at room-temperature, inserts and parts may be designed which conform to individual end-users’ personal requirements. This flexible technology allows for new opportunities in applications ranging from sports equipment to healthcare.
Contact: FormFormForm Ltd., London, UK.
For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment