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Precious metal-free silicone curing

Sustainable processes could replace precious metals in silicone crosslinking

03-Dec-2020

Silicones are tried and tested in the private and professional domains. In many applications, however, expensive precious metals are required as catalysts to transform the liquid intermediate products to durable elastic polymers. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and ...

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WACKER Expands Silicone Elastomer Production in China

11-Jun-2019

WACKER inaugurated a new production line for silicone elastomers at its Zhangjiagang site in China. With an annual capacity of several thousand metric tons, the facility will help support WACKER’s future growth path in China and improve the availability of high consistency silicone rubber (HCR) ...

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WACKER Strengthens Portfolio of Specialties by Expanding its Production Capacities for Silicone Rubber Worldwide

19-Dec-2018

WACKER is increasing its global production capacities for silicone rubber. With expansion measures at several sites, WACKER plans to gradually raise its capacities by a total of 40,000 metric tons per year by 2021. Approximately €100 million has been earmarked for this capacity expansion. With ...

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New technique enables 3-D printing with paste of silicone particles in water

09-Jun-2017

Using the principles behind the formation of sandcastles from wet sand, North Carolina State University researchers have achieved 3-D printing of flexible and porous silicone rubber structures through a new technique that combines water with solid and liquid forms of silicone into a pasty ink ...

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Shape-programmable miniscule robots

Soft materials that can use magnetic fields can provide an engine for microswimmers

28-Sep-2016

One day, microrobots may be able to swim through the human body like sperm or paramecia to carry out medical functions in specific locations. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have developed functional elastomers, which can be activated by magnetic ...

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Momentive Begins Operation of Plant Expansion

15-Jun-2015

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive) has announced the start of operations at their expanded Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) plant in Leverkusen, Germany. Responding to growing demand for LSR, Momentive’s Chempark facility produces a diverse range of products to support their global ...

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WACKER raises prices for silicones in Europe

19-Feb-2014

WACKER is raising its prices for silicones in Europe as of April 1, 2014. Product groups affected include silicone rubbers, silicone sealants and silicone fluids. The increases vary according to product group and business field and are in the order of 4 to 8 percent, or as customer contracts ...

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