Dow to present its advanced silicone solutions for more sustainable mobility during two technical presentations at electronica China’s 2021 China International Automotive Electronics and Electric Vehicle Conference. Dow scientists will explain how the company’s material technologies are addressing specific application challenges in electric vehicles and power electronicsRead more
Global silicone elastomers market to reach $9.6 billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Silicone Elastomers estimated at US$6.6 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$9.6 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the analysis period 2020-2027.Read more
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. has recently opened a website for silicone products for the Indian market.
The content of the website is largely divided into two parts: silicone products and application examples, and company introductions. The website also has EC (E-Commerce) functions.
The global silicones market was valued at around US$ 13,700 Mn in 2017 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of more than 5.0% from 2018 to 2026, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research (TMR) titled ‘Silicones Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2026.’Read more
Sika has acquired the flooring adhesives business of DriTac, a US-based floor covering adhesives company. The acquisition will contribute to Sika’s increased presence among floor covering installers and distributors, while accelerating Sika’s expansion in the interior finishing market in the USA. In 2020, the acquired business generated sales of CHF 20 million. more…Read more
The first silicone rubber recycling plant in the U.S. has completed phase one of development. Started in 2018, ECO USA’s pilot facility has undergone tremendous growth. It can currently recycle approximately 500 metric tons of silicone monthly, with plans for reaching 1,000 metric tons in the near future. The success comes at a pivotal moment when a surge of silicone waste is being observed as a result of the increase of silicone usage in product manufacturingRead more
Nickel-aluminum fluorosilicone that combines EMI shielding with fuel, solvent and galvanic corrosion resistance, has been independently tested to 40 GHz and can be used with military electronic products that need to meet MIL-DTL-461 5.18 RE103 requirements for controlling electromagnetic interference (EMI). SSP’s EMI fluorosilicone has also been independently tested to MIL-DTL-83528 for elastomeric shielding gaskets, and to ASTM E595 for outgassing.Read more
ExSil silicone nanocomposites are the first in a series of ultrahigh elongation materials that achieve their unique mechanical properties via a radically different mechanism than traditional silicones. Traditional silicones rely on formation of chemically crosslinked chain networks for their elastomeric properties. ExSil nanocomposites, on the other hand, rely on mechanically interlocked polymer chains.Read more
Silicone rubber has decades of field history in high temperature automotive uses, exterior glazing and fenestration, and other demanding applications, but is only recently being used for passive thermal insulation coatings on various subsea structures in oil and gas production.Read more
Silicone has always been a superior polymer for heat stability. Its ability to withstand higher temperatures than any other polymer has prompted its growth in high heat applications, such as automotive. Many high temperature applications are also exposed to chemicals. Many VMQ silicones alone cannot meet the chemical resistance specification on these applications. Therefore, specialty fluoropolymers are used in these applications where high temperature and chemical resistance are needed.Read more