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Tappo silicone

Italian name for Plastic corks; look there.

This new type of closure became an alternative to natural corks from the beginning of the 1990s because of the increasing occurrence there Korkschmeckers popular. The plugs are usually made from a rubber or Teflon mixture. Three methods are currently used. In the injection molding process, the plugs are cast individually, they are usually hard and very smooth and not particularly flexible. In the extrusion process (extruder = push out, drive), a viscous, foamed plastic mass is...

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