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How silicon rubber can create world athletics records

May 26, 2020 4:28 pm

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For the most part we generally think of silicon rubber as being something that we make valves, dummies and cake moulds from. Silicon rubber is perfect for these projects as it is stable, does not react to other substances and it is long lasting. It also means that people with latex allergies can use them, just ask this Silicone moulding UK based company. However, there is one use for silicon rubber that has revolutionised sportswear and enabled our top athletes and cyclists to start to really push the envelope with regard to the best times and performance in their sport.

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Due to it’s moldable properties, and that it doesn’t cause allergies, the use of silicon rubber in sportswear has greatly increased. The days of cotton shorts and tracksuits are now becoming a thing of the past. Silicon rubber sportswear allows the sportsperson to keep warm and supple in all weathers plus it is wind and water resistant. It feels like a second skin meaning the athlete hardly notices it is there.

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However, one word of warning should you decide to wear it. It is very figure hugging, hence the second skin reference, and it generally leaves very little to the imagination. It has helped our athletes perform well in London 2012 and Rio 2016. Fingers crossed for Tokyo 2020 (or 2021)

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