ERJ staff report (RPN)
Munich, Germany – Wacker Chemie A.G. will be introducing Elastosil Film, ultrapure precision silicone films, at the K 2013 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, Rubber & Plastics News reported.
The film is available as roll stock in thicknesses down to 20 microns. According to Wacker, the product broadens the application potential of silicones, making new product ideas possible, such as functional membranes, adhesive plasters and sensors, “not to mention groundbreaking technologies based on electroactive polymers such as actuators and generators”.
The films are manufactured in cleanroom conditions without the use of solvents, the company said. For improved handling, Wacker said that Elastosil Film comes with an intermediate backing from which they can easily be peeled off intact.
K 2013 will take place from in 16-23 October.