Trelleborg’s iCast LSR speeds small batch product development

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is supporting manufacturers with iCast™ LSR, a new fast and flexible digital manufacturing process for product development and small batch production of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) parts.
Trelleborg’s unique iCastTM LSR process offers a cost-effective way for manufacturers to develop product variations or try out different design concepts before investing in serial production tools. In addition, the process enables the start of pre-series and series production with small batches, to close the gap between low and high-volume production.

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M. Holland establishes new healthcare packaging line card

M. Holland’s Healthcare and Packaging groups will offer consulting services to clients, giving them access to dedicated engineers and packaging specialists who can guide technical resin selection to meet regulatory and mechanical requirements. Further, the company will offer new technologies to reduce cost, custom compounding services and expert consultation for integrated, end-to-end solutions that help ensure supply chain security and diversification

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Shin-Etsu develops new vulcanization type of one-component liquid silicone rubber

One-component liquid silicone rubber cures at room temperature by reacting to the atmospheric humidity. After curing, because it has superior combined characteristics, including heat resistance, cold resistance, weather resistance and outstanding electrical properties, it is used as adhesive/sealing materials and coating materials in such products as component parts for electric vehicles (EV), semiconductors, and electric/electronics. Furthermore, because it cures at room temperature, it is not necessary to have a heating furnace and ultraviolet (UV) irradiation equipment. Accordingly, these new products will contribute to reducing environmental impact

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Silicone oil market forecast with at CAGR of 4.4 percent through 2026

e silicone oil market and it is poised to grow by $ 502.54 mn during 2022-2026, progressing at a CAGR of 4.20% during the forecast period accordign to ReportLinker. The report on the silicone oil market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.

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Shin-Etsu Chemical develops innovative new silicone materials for wearable devices

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. has developed innovative electrophysiological dry electrodes and high-elasticity wiring materials, which will be used to contribute to the achievement of superior performance characteristics for next-generation wearable devices. These wearable devices enable remote measurement and transmission of a person’s electrical bio signals, including such vital signs as heart rate and electrocardiogram (ECG) waveform, while a person is wearing the device on their body. They serve to help people improve their health and fitness conditions and will help bring about earlier diagnosis and management of chronic diseases

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EMI silicone now part of U.S. Department of Defense qualified products list

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) announced that SSP-2569-65, an EMI silicone filled with silver-copper particles, is now part of the Qualified Product List (QPL) for MIL-DTL-83528, Type A. In a July 22 letter, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) informed SSP that SSP-2569-65, a 65 durometer conductive elastomer for shielding and sealing, passed qualification testing and has been added to QPL MIL-DTL-83528 for specific drawings and material types.

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