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Synonyms for silicone

any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures

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As economies emerge from recession, the opportunities within the silicones market are increasing, prompting a strong growth forecast over the reporting period.
At the same time, we also intend to continue growing our business regarding specialty silicones.
This includes Poland, where our silicone elastomer business has developed very well over recent years, says Peter Summo, head of WACKER s Engineering Silicones business unit.
Compared to epoxies and other organic-based rubbers with carbon-carbon (C-C) bonds, the Si-O bonds of silicones provide larger bond angles (ref.
Consumer markets will rise at an above average pace based on increased use in cosmetics and toiletries, where silicones are widely used in skin, hair and sun care products, deodorants and shampoos.
Comeau continues, "Today's modern silicones and manufacturing processes have been proven to streamline production, save costs, improve product performance, and provide many other advantages -- particularly in the medical fields.
The Asia/Pacific region will continue to be the strongest source of additional silicones demand, accounting for 57 percent of the total increase in global silicone consumption between 2014 and 2019.
We have found that consumers are very curious about where silicone materials come from and how they are used in everyday products," said Pierre Germain, European Silicones Centre secretary general.
Change one tubing lumen into two, or two lumens into three, or even split one tube into two in a "Y" shape: These are some of the dramatic alterations that can be made "on the fly" with a novel articulated die concept available for license from Specialty Silicone Fabricators, a medical tubing maker in Paso Robles, Calif.
Silsoft* Silicone Gel May Help Personal Care Formulators Meet Unique Challenges In Growing and Mature Economies
This inaugural two-day event will cover the entire spectrum of the silicone elastomers supply chain, including current research developments, as well as new applications.
Silsoft Style silicone offers numerous sensory benefits, including low tack, quick dry and naturally flexible hold, even in high humidity.
Session 3 on Applications for Silicone Elastomers will include the following presentations: "High temperature silicone elastomers for rolling stock cables," Bernard Dalbe, Nexans Research Center, France; "New high modulus silicone elastomer--fiber reinforced LSR," Oliver Franssen, Momentive Performance Materials GmbH, Germany, and Alexander Widmayr, Woco IndustrietechnikGmbH, Germany; "Lighting applications for silicones," Mariusz Kalecinski, Philips Lighting, China; and "Silicone soft skin adhesive technology," Audrey Wipret, Dow Coming Europe SA, Belgium.
Momentive Performance Materials is a premier specialty materials company, providing high technology materials solutions to the silicones, quartz and ceramics markets.
In contrast to conventional silicone elastomers, which cure at elevated temperatures, curing of the novel silicones is activated by irradiation with UV light, whereupon the crosslinking reaction starts.