Silicones are made from quartz sand, a raw material available in practically unlimited quantities. Silicone shows excellent characteristics such as low chemical reactivity, low toxicity, and thermal stability (constancy of properties over a wide temperature range of −100 to 250 °C).
Health Canada states: There are no known health hazards associated with the use of silicone cookware. Silicone rubber does not react with food or beverages or produce any hazardous fumes.
Global Silicones Council has done more than 1,000 studies over many decades have been conducted to assess the safety of silicones. Confirmed silicones’ safety both for human health and the environment
LFGB and FDA are two main safety standards for silicone products. One thing is for sure, silicone products that pass either one of these tests are SAFE for human use.
Do you have material certificates for the silicone used?HB Silicone2022-06-20T11:39:14+00:00
Silicone products are 100% (percent) washable and dishwasher safe.
Silicone is a versatile material, it can withstand both hot and cold temperatures. Silicone products can withstand extreme temperatures way to 260°C and down to as low as -40°C without deforming.
Excellent heat-resistance, non-stick and easy to clean, user-friendly to non-stick cooking pots, etc. that’s why silicone cookware is so popular. Silicone kitchenware can also be Microwave and freezer safe.
What is the softest and hardest you can manufacture the silicone?HB Silicone2022-06-20T11:35:25+00:00
Silicone material can be divided into Liquid silicone and solid silicone. HB Silicone mainly deals with solid silicone materials. Most of our silicone products fall between 30 and 70 Duro Shore A.
The Softest silicone in 10~30 and 70~80 the hardest are tailor-made materials for projects with specific application needs.
The softer the silicone material, the better elongation, and flexibility. It can be used for complex structure silicone parts but it can also come with some issues like mold sticking or incomplete vulcanization.
On the contrary, the harder the material, the higher brittleness, and tearability. For silicone products with undercuts or straight angles, will be damaged or torn during demolding or if used improperly. So high durometers are mainly used for simple structure products. Complex structures always come with a high reject ratio and short service life.
To ensure the silicone products perform as required, choosing the right durometer is important. 30~70 shore A can be applied for most silicone projects. Too soft or too hard will cause problems in production and increase the cost.
Is the silicone the world’s highest food grade silicone and certified by the German LFGB standard and US FDA standard?HB Silicone2022-06-20T11:11:49+00:00
LFGB and FDA are two main safety standards for silicone products. The difference between LFGB and FDA lies in the different way of testing methods, and LFGB is more comprehensive and more strict.
LFGB is standard mainly for Europe, while FDA is standard in America(though the different country has their own FDA standard, US FDA is internationally applied.)
One thing is for sure, silicone products that pass either one of these tests are SAFE for human use. In terms of pricing, silicone raw material in LFGB standard will be more expensive than FDA standard, so FDA is more widely used.
Please tell us in advance if you have special requirements for silicone raw material, and we will choose the right material accordingly. If you have trouble with material selection, our engineer team will give certain suggestions based on the application of silicone products and your target market.
What is your pricing for creating mold/manufacturing production?HB Silicone2022-06-20T08:52:44+00:00
To get a quick and exact quote for custom silicone products or silicone prototypes, please send us the 3D CAD drawings in formats of STEP/STP, IGES/IGS, PRT, X_T, SLDPRT, and specify the Material Safety Standard, Special Quality Requirement, Estimate Order Quantity, Silicone Tool Mold Surface Finishing, Branding LOGO, Custom Packing Needs or any other special requirements, then the quote will be available within usually one business day.
If CAD models can not be offered, please send the sketches and draft drawings with dimensions, we will offer a preliminary estimate on cost for your reference. The final cost is to be reviewed when the final design is confirmed.
Can you ship to Amazon fulfillment centers?HB Silicone2022-06-20T08:43:32+00:00
Yes, we offer custom packaging solutions you need for all your product packaging, but please note that we ourselves don’t produce these packing materials, we work with our partners who specialize in packing service.
We will work as a resource and an extension of your company to help you from start to finish, and save your time and money.
Before we send our 3D drawings and idea for a quote, a NDA has to be signed. Would you please review the attached NDA/NNN to see whether it is fine for you to sign?HB Silicone2022-06-20T04:07:19+00:00
Yes, NDA /NNN can be signed before you share your files.
We respect your intellectual property rights and promise to keep your information confidential.
NDA will be signed after we review the terms of the agreement.
I don’t want the logo etched in because I do not want to make a new mold each time. So for logoed corporate products do you only recommend Epoxy LOGO? can you company do a 3D epoxy logo on a silicone product?HB Silicone2022-06-20T04:04:44+00:00
Yes, we can offer support in silicone product design. Our professional engineers can work out 3D drawing for you after thoroughly communicating your needs. The design will be sent to you for confirmation then. Please check the detailed product development process for reference.
Kindly send us your ideas, rough sketches with measurements, similar images, and functions to achieve, as detailed as possible about your needs.
What information would you need from me in order to help determine whether this is something your company could help us produce?HB Silicone2022-06-20T03:15:58+00:00
It is the best if you can send us the CAD drawing in 3D formats of .step/stp, .iges/igs, .prt, .x_t. for review.
If you have only an idea or rough sketches /draft drawings, kindly inform us of the dimensions, applications, and functions. Images of similar products can also help us to understand the silicone parts you are going to develop.
What is your lead time/ delivery time for samples and trial order?HB Silicone2022-06-10T07:20:06+00:00
Due to the high volume of quote requests, we strongly encourage you to provide us with the CAD drawing in 3D formats of .step/stp, .iges/igs, .prt, .x_t.
If you have only 2D drawings, kindly offer a dimensioned PDF part drawing with silicone part measurements OR part weight in grams.
For quicker turnaround times, please include as much information as possible. For special applied silicone parts, please specify the material safety standard, special quality requirement, estimate order quantity, silicone tool mold surface finishing, branding LOGO, custom packing needs, or any other special requirements, then the quote will be available within usually one business day.
Yes, we do. Serving your needs from A to Z is what we are about. Our main services include CNC tooling, molding production, branding service, and packing solutions. If you are seeking a toolmaker/molder and manufacturer, we are the custom silicone manufacturer in China you’ve been looking for.
By offering the complete silicone product development cycle under one roof- from designing parts & building molds to launching into full-blown production- you will reduce the risks of working with multiple vendors, improve time to market & lower costs.
I need to have a custom Silicone part made, do you do custom design/style and colors?HB Silicone2022-06-07T07:21:03+00:00
Yes, we do. Custom-designed silicone projects are our main business. Creating well-designed and produced silicone products manufactured in China from scratch is what we were created for. We are able to support from starting point and creation. Here is the OEM Process for your reference.
Both colors and packings can be customized. We do color matching for bespoke silicone parts, you can either offer the Pantone NO. or a physical color sample for reference. Our color matcher will be able to replicate the color of the desired target.
Is there MOQ requirement? What is your MOQ ?HB Silicone2022-06-06T11:27:59+00:00
Yes, there will be a “Minimum order quantity” requirement to cover our cost of production. MOQ will be calculated independently and depends on what a silicone part costs to produce each unit after project review.
HB Silicone mainly produces custom orders or bespoke silicone products. We understand our customers’ needs to test the market with a newly developed product, so the MOQ we set is actually the fewest amount of units we can produce in one single production run.
Are you making only tooling molds or final silicone products as well?HB Silicone2022-06-06T09:31:58+00:00
We are One-Stop-Shop for custom silicone projects from molds to final products. We offer support throughout the entire process, from product development to after-sales service.
If you are searching for a new silicone factory either to make a mold for your next silicone product or a silicone manufacturer that provides a complete service (mold + production and maybe packing), HB Silicone is your ideal partner you are looking for.
Our production equipment includes 2 CNC machines and 1 milling machine for tooling, and 8 compression molding machines for final product mass production. For custom-developed silicone products, CNC tooling is a must.
When you need a partner that has an in-house tool shop for tool mold processing, call us. Our in-house tool shop and engineers are ready to assist with everything from 3D design, programming, and even CNC tool mold processing.
Our final silicone products mass production service includes molding production, branding services, and custom packing solutions.
Are you a silicone manufacturering factory or trading company?HB Silicone2022-06-06T09:24:00+00:00
We are a 100% self-owned silicone factory dealing with custom silicone products for 15 years.
With an in-house tooling shop and molding plant, we offer the complete silicone product development cycle under one roof. By offering the complete silicone product development cycle under one roof- from designing parts & building molds to launching into full-blown production- you will reduce the risks of working with multiple vendors, improve time to market & lower costs.
Our partners are free to schedule a visit to our factory and witness our silicone manufacturing process in action.
How is your Quality Control?HB Silicone2022-06-06T09:12:10+00:00
Our whole-process quality control system ensures that our customers can receive the qualified products as the prototype they approved before mass production.
HB Silicone is a full-service silicone manufacturer capable of bringing your silicone product from concept to full-scale production. Our multiple services streamline the custom production process including in-house CNC tool mold making, Prototyping, and compression molding production.