Testing pressure sensitive adhesives under standard conditions of temperature and relative humidity is a preferred means to compare data from lab to lab and from lot to lot.
June 7, 2017
As production demands have risen, it has become necessary for silicone curing to accelerate accordingly. But how fast can cure take place without compromising strength? And which fast-cure silicones are appropriate for a given application?
Next-generation silicone adhesive technologies are key to growth in the wearables market.
June 1, 2017
According to Grand View Research, the global market for wearable medical devices is expected to reach $27.8 billion by 2022.1 Dow Corning reportedly sees the role of specialized adhesive technologies as a key driver of this growth, especially in skin- adhered medical devices, a major segment of the wearables market.
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Demand for U.S. silicones is projected to approach $4.4 billion in 2020.
February 1, 2017
U.S. demand for silicones is forecast to climb 4.5% annually to $4.4 billion in 2020, with volume rising 2.6% per year to 908 million lbs (see Table 1). This will be a moderation in gains from the performance of the 2010-2015 period, which saw exceptional growth as a result of a broad economic recovery from the recession of 2007-2009. These and other trends are presented in “Silicones,” a recent study from The Freedonia Group.