How to Identify an Authentic Silicone Wristband

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Silicone wristbands are very popular among both children and adults, but how can you identify if one is authentic?

Here are 3 easy ways:

1. The look and feel:

A. Real silicone wristbands have a superb feeling and are very flexible. When made from 100% silicone, they will never lose their shape or break. Fake silicone wristbands, on the other hand, lose their shape very easily and can break when pulled on.

B.When no special treatmentis applied, authentic silicone wristbands feel smooth to the touch due to a thin layer of oil on the surface. In contrast, fake silicone wristbands often feel quite rough.

C. The surface of a real silicone wristband tends to accumulate tiny objects like dust and hair rather easily, though it is also easy to clean these objects by hand. Fake silicone will either be unable to accumulate, or will be hard to clean off.

2. Burning:

If you were to burn both a real and fake silicone wristband, you’d notice they react differently to the fire.

Fake silicone wristbands burn with a large flame, black smoke, and a bad smell.

Real silicone wristbands burn like carbon with a smooth flame, white smoke, and with little or no odor.

3. Post-Burning Color:

After burning, the color of the wristband will change. The edge of a fake silicone wristband will turn black, while the edge of a real silicone wristband will turn white and have powder remaining. This happens regardless of the wristband’s color before burning.

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