Adhesives Magazine

Nusil Technology

February 1, 2004


NuSil Technology is the world's leading formulator of silicone compounds for aerospace, healthcare, electronics and other applications requiring precise, predictable, and cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001-certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe, and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide.

Founded in 1979 and acquired by Union Carbide in 1990, NuSil returned to employee ownership in 1992 to focus exclusively on silicone technology and related process development. NuSil is not an old-line chemicals giant or a new-wave industrial conglomerate. It is an independent, international organization of scientists and professionals building its reputation - and its customers' success - on silicone technology. Wholly owned and controlled by its employees, NuSil has been extremely stable over the years. Current management has been in place since the early 1980s. With consistent leadership and the cumulative support of thousands of satisfied customers, the company has enjoyed a compound annual growth rate of 20% in recent years.

Headquartered near Santa Barbara, Calif., the company's principal facilities comprise a multi-building campus with over 180,000 square feet of modern laboratory and manufacturing space. In Europe, NuSil is based in Ciboure, France, with a 1,200-square-meter Technical Service Center located in Sophia Antipolis, near Nice, France. NuSil's U.S. and European laboratories are admirably staffed and equipped to be the genesis and exodus points of the world's most advanced silicones. All materials manufactured by NuSil are either developed or qualified in the company's own labs, and every production batch is tested for quality and consistency before shipment. The company gains much of its competitive advantage by designing and building its own facilities and equipment specifically for formulating silicones. An example is continuous viscosity measurements in polymerizations, which maximizes efficiency while assuring exceptional product consistency.

We live in a material world. But designers, engineers and, ultimately, end-users do not want materials. They need properties - strength, hardness, elasticity, thermal or electrical conductivity, permeability, biocompatibility, etc. Whatever material(s) renders the required properties most cost effectively should be the material(s) of choice.

NuSil's staff welcomes opportunities to discuss properties and applications to meet its customers' needs. All materials manufactured by NuSil are either developed or qualified in the company's own labs, and every production batch is tested for quality and consistency before shipment.

What really differentiates NuSil Technology from other silicone suppliers is its commitment to provide a full range of silicone materials to meet many diverse requirements. Today, Nusil Technology numbers hundreds of research, manufacturing and engineering professionals perfecting silicones as materials of choice based on the vast, unique array of properties they provide. NuSil's Internet address is www.nusil.com.



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