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Silastic LSRs from Dow offer enhanced low temperature cure

  10/9/2019 - Midland, MI - Dow is enabling greater design freedom and process efficiency with its latest introduction to the North American elastomer market. As part of the full portfolio of high performance Silastic silicone elastomers on display at the 2019 International Elastomer Conference (IEC) in Cleveland, OH, Dow announces the launch of the Silastic LTC 9400 Series liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs). This improved low temperature cure LSR opens the material to new applications across a wide range of industries, including automotive, electronics and consumer. “The LSR market today is being driven by growing customer demands for optimum quality, processing and efficiency, as well as greater design and application flexibility,” said Gifford Shearer, market manager, Silicone Elastomers. “Low temperature cure LSRs, like the Silastic LTC 9400 LSRs, lend themselves well to addressing each of these needs as customers look to get more from the silicone rubber products they use. We look forward to seeking together new possibilities in this space and across the entire silicone elastomer market, beginning at the International Elastomer Conference.” An ideal solution for high-volume injection molding applications, Silastic LTC 9400 LSRs provide fast temperature activation across a wide processing-temperature range. The low-temperature curing nature of this series allows overmolding the LSR elastomers onto low-melting point plastics or other thermally sensitive components, including electronics devices, an application previously not possible with LSRs. Beyond design and application flexibility, customers can also expect to see greater efficiency, processability, robustness and energy savings when incorporating Silastic LTC 9400 LSRs into their specifications. “In addition to the Silastic LTC 9400 LSRs, IEC attendees will also be able to engage with the total comprehensive portfolio of Silastic silicone elastomers at our booth,” said Shearer. “Our technical professionals are available to listen to your questions, learn about your needs and explore the possibilities together. Dow Senior TS&D scientist, Craig Gross, will be on-site at IEC sharing technical, product and industry insights in Room 25C during the following presentations: Tuesday, October 8, 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – New Developments in Fluorosilicone Rubber; Thursday, October 10, 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - Low Temperature Cure LSR Technology Enables Processing Improvements. Visit the Dow booth (#1248) to view sample 3D printed parts and speak to our technical professionals about our Silastic silicone elastomers, which will also be featured at K2019 next week. Additionally, Silastic 3D 3335 LSR will be on display at the R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. booth (#645). Stop by to witness live 3D printing demonstrations showing how we are enabling additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping utilizing 3D printing of a heat cured LSR.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Struktol's additives and technical solutions showcased on redesigned website - click to expand

CPI announces two distinguished leadership award winners - click to expand

Solvay’s Veradel PESU line in India comes on-stream - click to expand

Michigan Rubber Group announces November technical meeting - click to expand

Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers - click to expand

CPI survey reveals strength of polyurethanes across U.S., Canada and Mexico - click to expand

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Center for the Polyurethanes Industry announces winner of the 2019 Polyurethane Award - click to expand

Lanxess introduces a vulcanization accelerator for all types of rubber - click to expand

ARPM unveils training module: Job Setup and Production Flow - click to expand

Dow expands Nordel EPDM portfolio - click to expand

Global agricultural tire market forecast at $7.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Wacker presents liquid and solid silicone rubber grades with enhanced product and processing properties - click to expand

Goodyear declares quarterly dividend - click to expand

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Michelin introduces Endurance XT Silicone Beam wiper blade - click to expand

Adhesives and sealants market forecast to reach $73.8 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Huber Engineered Materials nearly completes Martinswerk expansion - click to expand

K Show 2019 opens today in Dusseldorf - click to expand

Gerlach opens office in Albuquerque, NM, to better serve North American market - click to expand

Arlanxeo illustrates the future of mobility solutions at K2019 - click to expand

Hexpol TPE launches circular TPEs at K2019 - click to expand

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Michelin announces sport touring tire line-up for motorcycles and scooters - click to expand

Global automotive mold market expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Orion Engineered Carbons appoints Lorin Crenshaw chief financial officer of the Orion group - click to expand

Collaboration brings new colors to Dow’s 3D-printable liquid silicone rubber - click to expand

Mid Atlantic Rubber and Plastics Group holds educational symposium in November - click to expand

Braskem's Delta PP plant remains on target for completion by first quarter of 2020 - click to expand

Monday, October 14, 2019

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. to promote Michael Graber to VP of Sales - click to expand

The Philadelphia Eagles and Braskem announce results from 2018-2019 STEM Scholars Program - click to expand

Michelin recognized by EPA with 2019 SmartWay award - click to expand

Cabot Corporation receives fourth consecutive gold-level rating from EcoVadis - click to expand

Dunlop SP Sport Maxx run-flat tire chosen as factory standard for Lexus LS - click to expand

Yokohama Tire launches two new premium winter tires - click to expand

Market Reports

CPI survey reveals strength of polyurethanes across U.S., Canada and Mexico - click to expand

Global agricultural tire market forecast at $7.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Adhesives & sealants market forecast to reach $73.8 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global automotive mold market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% through 2024 - click to expand

Silicone surfactants market forecast to reach $2.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global silicone elastomers market forecast with a CAGR of 6.2% through 2024 - click to expand

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