LSR - Innovations

Wednesday, October 12, 2016: 1:30 PM
Rm 303 (David L. Lawrence Convention Center )
Hans Peter Wolf, Dr., Research & Development, Dow Corning GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany and P. Beyer, Dr., Dow Corning GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany
Since Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) was introduced in the late 1970’s it has made its way into many markets and applications as a result of continued enhancements to the processing technology and improvements to end-product quality. More automation needs aligned with higher productivity and the ever increasing performance requirements of the final part have been the driver for this success story.

This presentation will show this legendary material from a new perspective on material properties, cure mechanism and process. The new “standards” of LSR technology with the specific rheological profile will be described in details for their unique process performance and new range of applications.

New developments of LSR technology will be presented extending the current limits. Known and new applications using LSR technology will again highlight the huge potential of this material class.

All will close with a summary and outlook featuring the future of LSR.