one can come in many forms and grades. Some medical grade silicone is being used at your local hospital right now. That girl you just passed on the street... Something looked a little asymmetrical... What was it I wonder? Well, you get my point. Silicone is used in a lot of places. So what is the deal with the silicone used in the popular silicone wristbands? It"s a bonded polymer substance that possesses what the scientists (and very smart laymen) call "elastomeric qualities". These qualities lend the silicone various beneficial traits, such as being both resistant toprinted silicone wristbands water and a reasonable amount of heat. Prolonged exposure to the sun will make your silicone wristband sad, as this polymer does not like constant UV exposure. (If your head hurts, don"t worry. The hard part of this article is over. And if it makes you feel better, I almost passed out after writing that). You probably came here because you"re concerned that silicone may not be safe, right? Is this you: "I have kids. Is silicone safe for them to wear all the time? Is there anything toxic in it?" No, imaginary person! Silicone is a very common, safe product. It is free of lead and other harmful toxins. It"s also chemically inert, which means it will not react with other common chemicals your kids may find around your house. If it gets hot, it will not release any harmful fumes and if licked, it won"t transfer anything harmful to the quirky little licker. Silicone is not considered a hazardous waste. This unfortunately does not mean it"s biodegradable. The lifespan of this polymer is extremely long. But on the bright side? Silicone wristbands can be recycled after their lifetime as a fashion accessory has run its course. If you"re still thinking silicone might be too strange and exotic a material for your next merchandise endeavor, I"ll point out this: silicon is a naturally occurring element. It"s abundant in the sand and rocks outside your door. printed silicone wristbandsThe silicone wristbands are made by the bonding of another pretty natural and accepted element: oxygen. The result may not seem all that natural, but it"s clear that it"s not dangerous and all studies show that it"s perfectly safe. rubber-wristbands on. The Lance Armstrong Foundation had "Livestrong" printed on the bracelets and sold them to raise cancer awareness. Following the popularity of Livestrong bracelets, other organizations have jumped on board, creating their own bracelets to raise money and awareness for different causes. Each cause is usually represented by a different color. History In May 2004, the Livestrong bracelet was launched by Nike and its advertising agency, Wieden+Kennedy. The yellow bracelets were sold for $1.00 each, as part of the Lance Armstrong Foundation"s "Wear Yellow, Live Strong" campaign. Getting Rubber Wristbands Made Some suppliers may be better than others when deciding to purchase rubber bracelets in large quantities. You should be able to choose the color and imprint on the bracelet. Keep in mind that many colors are already associated with organizations, so you may want to choose a unique color to avoid having your awareness bracelets confused with another cause. You should not pay more than 20 to 50 cents per bracelet if you are purchasing in bulk, especially if you are going to sell the bracelets for $1.00 a piece. Causes Many charities and causes are associated with a specific color and choose to use that color when purchasing awareness bracelets. The Livestrong bracelet is a bright yellow color, so many people now associate that particular yellow color with the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Other colors associated with specific causes and organizations include pink for breast cancer, green for kidney donation, red and blue for epilepsy, blue and white for Hurricane Katrina, and red for AIDS prevention. Warning Do not wear these bracelets if you have a rubber or silicone allergy. Rubber bracelets are a choking hazard and should not be worn or given to children under the age of four. If you have a child in high school or middle school, you may want to ask them their reason for wearing a specific colored rubber bracelet, and make sure the reasons are aligned with a cause rather than a sex act. Rubber bracelets will eventually crack or break over time. rubber-bracelets Silver is called the metal of the moon. It is a symbol of white brilliance. In some times, silver was more valuable than gold. Silver symbols are insight, inspiration, interstellar power and intuition. Silver is often used as a symbol of sacrifice in Western fantasy, and also represents mysterious significance. Silver is a calm color, representing nobility, dignity, purity and eternity. Silicone wristband is not only used as promotional gift, but also as a tool. Id bracelets is commonly used. It is a high quality silicone bracelets with the ID printed on. We can print bar code, QR code or unique serial number together with some detail of the institute. Usually the wristband width need at least 15mm so that the code is clear enough to be scaned. We you scan the code with a phone, the detail of patient name, status will show up. All the id bracelets should made from 100% silicone which is harmless and eco friendly.