Wacker to launch silicone foams and silicone-based TPEs

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Munich, Germany-Wacker is set to unveil new solid silicone foams at the Fakuma exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany, 18-22 Oct. These foams combine low density with excellent compression set, claims Wacker, and are easy to process, suitable for food contact use, and can be extruded, injection moulded and added to peroxide-curing and platinum-curing silicones.

New liquid silicone and fluorosilicone rubber grades and Geniomer silicone thermoplastic elastomers will also be highlighted at the Fakuma show, Wacker said.

The Geniomer TPEs are highly transparent,…

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