Silicone & TPE Elastomers US 2020 Virtual Summit
June 1, 2020
- Week 1: June 24, 2020 – Creating Elastomeric Parts with 3D and 4D Printing
- Week 2: July 1, 2020 – Liquid Silicone Rubber Solutions
- Week 3: July 8, 2020 – Trends in Thermoplastic-Based Materials
Modifying LSR Properties with Third-Stream Additives
During Week 2, Liquid Silicone Rubber Solutions is the topic and RDAbbott’s Rick Ziebell, Vice President of Technology, is one of the technical presenters. Ziebell’s presentation, “Modifying LSR Properties with Third-Stream Additives,” is scheduled for July 1 from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.
Ziebell will discuss developing technologies from NovationSi, a key supplier of color dispersions, that feature third-stream solutions with a customized approach. As LSR pumping improves in terms of delivery accuracy, there are opportunities to customize LSR properties in situ of the liquid injection molding process.
This technical presentation will explain how in this example, densities of the molded article are half of what they would be in solid form. This lets the cured article float on water while retaining the superior properties inherent to silicones. Applications include fire stops, thermal insulation, and ultra-soft sealing.