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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Part design simulations for silicone rubber components

The successful design of medical device components is increasingly dependent on simulations based on finite element analysis (FEA). Simulations provide a rapid and cost-effective way to determine optimal construction of multi-component systems, as well as information on how components interact with each other during use. Investing in accurate, early design simulations can provide significant resource savings by decreasing the amount of iterative loops necessary in the prototype process to validate the overall device design for FDA or other governing body approvals.

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An overview of the silicone recycling process

With global annual production of silicone expected to grow to 2.9 million tons by 2025, it is increasingly important to have an environmentally-friendly end-of-life option for silicone products. The current solution for discarding silicone scrap is to either landfill or incinerate it. Both of these are detrimental choices for the environment.

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Effects of aerosil on the properties of silicone rubber

Silicones or polysiloxanes belong to a class of elastomers and are often referred to as silicone rubber. The prevailing type of polysiloxanes is polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Development began in 1940 when Eugene G. Rochow and Richard Müller independently developed the synthesis of methylchlorosilanes directly from elemental silicon. This discovery marked the beginning of a series of important findings on a new class of materials, namely silicone elastomers. The first silicone based product was a coating for the airplane industry, presented in 1942 by Dow. Presently, silicones are used in thousands of applications. Worldwide, the market for silicone consumption shows steady growth year after year

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Wacker will manufacture upstream products for building protection agents and binders at its Nünchritz site

Wacker Group has started to build a liquid resins unit at its Nünchritz site. This unit will supply key upstream products for formulating silicone based building protection agents and binders for exterior paints and industrial coatings. At the moment, only Wacker’s Burghausen site produces these substances. Scheduled to go on stream at the end of 2022, the new unit will close important material loops and so further increase the cost-effectiveness of Wacker’s integrated production system. Capital spending amounts to some €30 million.

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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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Univar Solutions partners with Dow to distribute silicone based defoamers

Univar Solutions Inc. announced an agreement with Dow to distribute its line of silicone based defoamers DOWSIL™ and XIAMETER™ for agrochemical applications in Mexico. The expanded agreement further solidifies Univar Solutions’ ability to provide a broad range of industry-leading products, solutions and expertise for its agrochemical industry customers

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