Wacker develops tin-free silicone rubber catalyst

ERJ staff report (BC)

Munich – Wacker Chemie A.G. has formulated a tin-free catalyst for two-part, room temperature-curing silicone rubber grades for mouldmaking and encapsulation applications, reports Rubber & Plastics News.

Elastosil Catalyst NEO is a tin-free catalyst for two-part, condensation-curing silicone mouldmaking compounds. Silicone rubber grades of this type are used for making detailed moulds and reproductions of technical items, objects of art and archaeological artefacts.

The catalyst is formulated not only to provide a sufficiently long pot life for making moulds of large objects, but…

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