Dow Case Study: SILASTIC™ Moldable Silicone for Emergency Vehicle Lighting

Dow has published a case study that explains how its SILASTIC™ MS-4007 Moldable Silicone enabled award-winning emergency vehicle lighting. Dow’s two-part, heat-cured silicone resin is lighter than glass, resists yellowing better than plastic, and can withstand high heat and moisture while providing excellent light transmittance for optical clarity.

SoundOff Signal, a global leader in EMS lighting, worked with the silicone experts at Dow to develop lens materials for new lamps in its popular mpower® series of lighting products. The Hudsonville, Michigan, company used SILASTIC™ MS-4007 Moldable Silicone for lens lamp assemblies that provide powerful tri-color light output at 180° viewing angles under difficult conditions.

The ruggedness and weather-resistance of SILASTIC™ MS-4007 Moldable Silicone also improved sealing performance. In addition, the clear and durable silicone lamp lenses resist damage from pitting, scratching, and cracking. Dow won an R&D Top 100 award for SILASTIC™ MS-4007 in 2019, and SoundOff Signal won a 2021 EMS World Innovation award for lighting that uses this Dow material.

If you’re interested in learning more about these moldable silicones and other high quality silicone materials from Dow, contact us today.