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
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.
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.