Why is silicone material more suitable for making ice trays?

It’s summer, and many people and people like to drink cold drinks. Daily cold drinks, drinks with ice, ice for cooking, etc. are all inseparable from ice trays. Adding ice cubes can not only make people feel cool, but also increase the taste. It seems that without the addition of ice cubes, this drink lacks soul. Silicone ice tray is simply a silicone mold made of food-grade silicone raw materials for making ice cubes.


Silicone ice cube Mold

At present, the more common materials in the consumer market are silica gel and plastic. These two types of ice trays have their own advantages and disadvantages. It is difficult for consumers to identify their differences. So as a consumer, how should you choose them? My suggestion is that the choice of silicone material is the most correct choice. Next, XHF will answer the reasons one by one for everyone.

The following comparisons are made in many aspects:

  1. Material comparison;

Plastic ice trays have low high and low temperature resistance, high thermal expansion rate, easy to burn, poor dimensional stability, and easy deformation. Most plastics have poor low temperature resistance, become brittle at low temperatures, and are easy to age; Silicone ice trays are resistant to high and low temperatures and are suitable for temperature ranges. -40 to 230 degrees Celsius, long life;

Silicone ice tray has high resistance to high and low temperature. It is different from plastic in that it has a lower expansion rate, is not easy to burn, has less deformation, and has better anti-drop effect. It is not easy to age in high and low temperature environments for a long time, and the silicone rubber material is stable. , It will not be deformed for long-term use, and it will be better in terms of lifespan. It is extremely flexible and does not deform. A mold for making ice cubes made of silica gel raw materials, which has the high-quality characteristics of silica gel raw materials and environmental protection, and is matched with special food-grade silica gel raw materials, so it is very safe to use.

  1. Functional practicability comparison:

Plastic and silica gel belong to two different colloidal materials, mainly in hardness. The hardness of plastic is about 120 degrees, and the hardness will increase significantly and become brittle when refrigerated, while ice It is difficult to take out the mold after the block is frozen, and it is not easy to take off the mold, but it is easier to operate when it is first put in water for freezing. The silicone material is soft and hard, usually at 60 degrees, and the soft colloid is filled with water and placed It is not very convenient when it is put into the refrigerator, but the product after refrigeration and molding can achieve a very good effect on the handling effect. Therefore, each has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of functionality, and silicone rubber products are softer than plastics, have a long-term practical life, and have relatively high anti-fall and wear-resistant effects.

  1. Aesthetic contrast:

The plastic material is basically a pure color, because the color needs to add a certain amount of pigment, so the color of the material is basically pure white and semi-transparent, and there is basically no surface addition effect.

The silicone material is different from its color glue material, which is also a pure silicone environmental protection material. It is more versatile than plastic in terms of color and appearance, has better aesthetics, and has more advantages in hand comfort! The shape of silicone ice tray products can be designed according to personal ideas, generally divided into 4 categories: fruit shape, animal shape, letter shape (such as square, circle, heart shape, etc.); of course, there are many other shapes, such as car shape , cartoon character shapes, etc.; as long as the creativity is in hand, the shape of the product can be freely designed; the product color of the silicone ice tray The color of the silicone ice tray is formulated by adding a certain proportion of color paste to the raw materials.

Ice trays made of silicone are much more cost-effective than those made of plastic.

And the usefulness of the ice tray is not only to make ice cubes, what ice can the ice tray freeze?

Silicone ice trays can be used to make baby’s weaning food, soup cubes and popsicles; just use your brain, you will find many wonderful uses. Even fruit ice, yogurt ice, seasoning ice, etc., can bring boundaries and fun to ordinary life!

silicone ice cube tray


Because the silicone ice tray is also a kind of silicone products, because it is made of food-grade raw materials, it is very safe to use. It has the characteristics of environmental protection, safety, high and low temperature resistance, and reusability, and the applicable temperature range is -40 to 230 degrees Celsius. In addition, it has the advantages of easy cleaning, no deformation, no sticking to the mold, and long life.

Welcome everyone to buy ice trays, XHF provides a wide variety of ice trays in different shapes, colors and specifications.


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