Articles Tagged with ''silicones''

Advancing Adhesives: Physicist Develops New Silicone Rubber

The new material may find applications as a packaging tape, as a shoe insole, as padding for prosthetics, and much more.

If anything bothers University of Virginia physicist Lou Bloomfield, it’s a wobbly table. So much so that he actually invented a material to eliminate the problem. The material, a type of silicone rubber that is both rigid and fluid—a “viscoelastic” solid—can be placed under a table leg where it conforms to the shape of the leg bottom and the floor surface, perfectly filling the gap.


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HENKEL CORP.: Silicone Potting Compound

Loctite®SI 5640™ is a new two-part, self-leveling silicone potting compound designed for electrical and electronic potting applications that require UL 94 VO compliance.
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NUSIL TECHNOLOGY LLC: Silicone Products

This company’s Engineering and Electronics business unit debuted two new silicone products in San Francisco at Photonics West 2013.
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GELEST: Reactive Silicones

This company has extended its line of reactive silicone fluids and materials with the addition of new silicone macromers, including monofunctional and heterobifunctional monodisperse reactive fluids.
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Advancing Adhesives: Hot Melts Heat Up

New hot-melt adhesives can resist both heat and water.

Henkel has introduced new molding products under the Macromelt brand for electrical applications.


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Ask Dr. Dave: January 2013

QUESTION: We have a lab freezer that goes down to -32°C, and the seals are torn and need replaced. What do you recommend?


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Focus On: E-Commerce Efficiency

Manufacturing companies can better serve their customers and build supply chain efficiencies through B2B e-commerce. 


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Case Study: Silicones to the Rescue

In 2001, the trucking industry experienced some major problems when increased pollution controls raised under-hood temperatures and caused failures in big rigs, specifically in the tractor-trailers’ turbocharger systems. 


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GLOBAL SILICONES COUNCIL: New Website

A new global website reportedly demonstrates the innovative and wide-ranging uses of silicones.
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GELEST: Silicone Fluids Brochure

New hydrophilic and polar silicones, along with a wider range of organic compatible fluids, are included in the newly expanded brochure.
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Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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