Low density liquid silicone enhances recycling

Dow announced the general availability of its first low density LSR for injection molding as part of its Silastic line, and the LSR is initially available to brand owners and formulators in Europe and North America. The material’s properties make it a favorable option, particularly for food dosing valves, closures, dispensers, seals, gaskets and other food contact applications

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Biesterfeld and Dow expand strategic partnership for moldable optical silicones

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and long-term partner Dow have extended their strategic partnership. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld will distribute the well-known moldable optical silicone product range SILASTIC™, serving the industrial, retail and consumer lighting industries. The distribution area includes the DACH region, as well as Northern and Eastern Europe.

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Silicone fabrics market worth $5.5 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.8 percent

The silicon coated market is dominated by large players, such as Elkem (U.S.), 3M Company (U.S.), Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (U.S.), Nott Company (U.S.), Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. (U.S.), Newtex Industries, Inc. (U.S.), Precision Coating & Coated Fabrics (U.S.), Trelleborg AB (Sweden), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A. (France) and Serge Ferrari Group (France). Expansions, acquisitions, joint ventures and new product developments are some of the major strategies adopted by these key players to enhance their positions in the silicon coated fabric market.

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Silicone surfactants market is poised to grow by $80.8 million through 2025

The report on silicone surfactants market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increasing demand for polyurethane foam and rising demand from personal care industry. In addition, increasing demand for polyurethane foam is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well.
The silicone surfactants market analysis include end-user segment and geographic landscape

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Silicone rubber recycling plant completes phase one

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 manufacturing

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Nickel-aluminum fluorosilicone meets EMI specs

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.

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Soft Tissue Compliant Silicones For Medical Devices

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.

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