Webinar Recording: “SILASTIC™ Fully Fluorinated Liquid Silicone Rubber: Properties, Processing, and Applications”

RDAbbott is sharing a recording of their recent webinar titled “SILASTIC™ Fully Fluorinated Liquid Silicone Rubber: Properties, Processing, and Applications.” This 41-minute presentation about F-LSR products from Dow was livestreamed on June 16, 2022. It is part of RDAbbott’s 2022 Webinar Series, which is providing technical insights and processing recommendations from its supplier partners.

Why You Should Watch and Listen

Fluorosilicones (FVMQs) are highly suitable for applications requiring wide operating temperatures and fluid resistance. Their unique physical properties make them a material of choice in applications requiring contact with aggressive elements such as oils and fuels, coolants, and corrosive blowby gases. As the landscape for mobility materials becomes more competitive, Dow’s fluorosilicone technologies have evolved to offer greater flexibility for meeting rigorous chemical resistance requirements.

Dimethyl based liquid silicone rubber (LSR) was initially developed to allow manufacturers to produce rubber parts more efficiently by providing fast cycle times, material waste reduction, flashless molding, and automated processing.

To take advantage of the strengths of both LSR and fluorosilicone technologies, Dow has a range of fully fluorinated LSRs that can provide desirable process efficiencies of LSR to be integrated with the fluid resistance performance capabilities of a fluorosilicone.

In this webinar recording, Dr. Noel Chang, a Technical Service and Development Scientist with Dow, and Rob Alexander, a Dow Marketing Manager, provide an overview of the unique properties, ease of processing, and key applications of Dow SILASTIC™ Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR) products.

About the Presenters

Dr. Noel Chang is a Technical Service and Development Scientist at Dow based in Midland, Michigan. In her role, she supports the development of silicone elastomers to meet emerging material needs in the automotive and consumer markets. Dr. Chang is an inorganic chemist by training with over ten years of experience in synthetic design and formulation of silicon-containing systems. She earned a B.S. in chemistry from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rob Alexander is a Marketing Manager for Dow Consumer Solutions specializing in markets for silicone elastomers. His role focuses on understanding key market trends and working with customers along the value chain to collaborate, innovate, and launch new products for their specific needs. Rob works closely with the Dow Sales, Supply Chain, R&D, and TS&D teams to ensure alignment across the functions so Dow’s customers receive the best service. Rob earned a B.A. in Finance & Data Analytics from the University of Cincinnati.

If you’re interested in learning more about F-LSRs and other high quality silicone materials from Dow, contact us.
To learn more about the other webinars in RDAbbott’s 2022 Webinar Series, visit RDAbbott.com/news/2022webinars.