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Silicone Fabrication Q&A

  •   Is there a good way to surface treat silicone in order to make the surface more dirt resistant so that it will not pick up fibers and other debris easily?

    Answered December 17th, 2229 by Expert: Brian Higgins

    A mat finish versus a polished/shiny finish will pick up slightly less FM or “dirt.” There are also surface treatments such as a parylene coating that create a lubricity on the surface and coat the silicone part. The use of ionizing fans to reduce static when handling the part will also reduce FM instances.