Can Silicone Cups Contain Hot Water?

- Sep 02, 2020-

Can silicone cups be filled with hot water? For this problem, we must first know what material the silicone is used to make silicone cups, whether it can withstand high temperatures, and the ring is not environmentally friendly.

 

So what is silica gel?

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Silica gel has a wide range of applications in our lives. The silicone material is internationally recognized as a safe, non-toxic material, colorless and odorless, and it is harmless to the environment. And because silica gel has excellent characteristics of high temperature resistance, low temperature, water repellency, and physiological inertia after vulcanization; therefore, silica gel acts as a thing that can be seen everywhere in our lives.

 

Silica gel can be divided into: general-purpose silica gel, high temperature and low temperature silica gel. Ordinary silica gel, which is solid silica gel, has an instantaneous temperature resistance of 350 degrees Celsius. That is to say, the ordinary silica gel can be taken out in a high-temperature oven for one second without any problem. Moreover, the silicone cup has been tested to be safe to use between -40°C and 240°C, and the silicone cup will not undergo physical or chemical changes!

 

Can a silicone cup hold hot water? In fact, the above is already clear. The silicone cup can withstand a temperature of -40℃~240℃, and its high temperature resistance is higher than the highest temperature of hot water. From this, it is concluded that the silicone cup can hold hot water. Some people are also worried that if you use a silicone cup, will the silicone release toxic substances when exposed to hot water? The answer is no. The properties of silica gel itself are very stable. Whether it is chemical properties or physical mechanical properties, changes with temperature are very small. Therefore, you can safely use the silicone cup to drink hot water.