The global LIM and LSR Injection Machines market size was valued at USD 138.1 million in 2022 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.47% during the forecast period, reaching USD 212.77 million by 2028 according to 360 Market Updates.Read more
Revenue from the global silicone coatings market currently stands at US$ 6.64 billion. Worldwide consumption of silicones coatings is projected to increase at a CAGR of 6% from 2022 to 2032, as per a new analysis by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider.
The silicone coatings market will be primarily driven by trends of industrialization and urbanization across the world. Rising construction activities, increasing use of silicone coatings in automotive manufacturing, and growing popularity of the features of silicone coatings are expected to favor market growth. However, high costs of production and increased availability of low-cost alternatives are anticipated to have a hindering effect on the demand growth of silicone coatings over the coming years.
At the COMPAMED 2022 exhibition, HEXPOL TPE officially launched their medical TPEs with bio-attributed content according to the mass balance principle. Adding to their growing portfolio of materials that enable a shift away from fossil feedstocks.Read more
Dow announced its launch of the world’s first recyclable silicone self-sealing tire solution. The solution has been successfully utilized in Bridgestone’s newly released B-SEALS, a recyclable tire sealant technology. With its new SiLASTIC™ SST-2650 Self-sealing Silicone, Dow is meeting self-sealing tire manufacturers’ demands for high performance and sustainability, while providing drivers and passengers with a lighter-weight, safer, and more durable solution.Read more
Elkem Silicones celebrated the grand opening of its new specialized facility for producing high purity medical silicones on Wednesday, September 28, in York, S.C. Customers and local, state, and federal officials, attended the event which included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, facility tours and a reception.
Designed to produce high purity silicone materials that meet the MedTech and Pharma market requirements, this new 18,000 sq.ft. site features state-of-the-art ISO-certified Class 7 and Class 8 clean rooms
ExxonMobil has expanded its portfolio of healthcare solutions to meet changing medical market needs for healthy, safe material options. Adhering to industry requirements for testing, quality assurance and traceability, the portfolio unites a wide range of high-performance products that are produced using Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for batch-to-batch product consistency that customers can rely on.
The portfolio provides the building blocks to engineer a range of applications including medical supplies, infection protection products, and pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies. The portfolio includes Achieve™ Advanced PP, ExxonMobil™ PP, Vistamaxx™ performance polymers, Exact™ polyolefin elastomers, ExxonMobil™ butyl polymers, Exxpro™ specialty elastomers and ExxonMobil™ Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA).
Industrial grade silicone rubber compounds whose precursors are derived from plant based raw materials will be introduced by Wacker at K 2022, the international trade fair for plastics and rubber taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, October 19- 26. Wacker will unveil several biomethanol based product lines under the Elastosil eco umbrella, including one liquid and six solid silicone rubber grades, as well as selected Silmix silicone rubber compounds.Read more
The global liquid silicone rubber market size is expected to reach US$ 7.88 Bn through 2026, exhibiting growth at 4.6% CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2026 according to Future Market Insight (FMI).Read more
Wacker Chemie AG is preparing to build a new silicone production complex at its Charleston site in the US state of Tennessee. The Munich-based chemical group has already started a feasibility study. In a first step, it is planned to build production plants for high-consistency silicone rubber and silicone sealants, used, for example, in construction applications. In addition, plants are to be built for the manufacture of intermediatesRead more
Bridgestone Americas and Dow have partnered to develop BSeals, a recyclable, silicone based tire sealant technology. The extended mobility solution was introduced at the 2022 Silicone Expo in Detroit, MI, in June, and represents more than four years of joint research and development between the two companies.Read more