ERJ staff report (TP)
Munich − WACKER, the German chemical group, and Slovenia-based silicone compounder Gomline have agreed on co-branding of ready-to-use silicone-rubber compounds.
The Ljubljana-based distribution partner can now use the “Based on ELASTOSIL” quality label for its own silicone compounds made of WACKER raw materials. The ELASTOSIL trademark was introduced nearly 60 years ago and characterises high-quality silicone-rubber products. Today, it is one of the group’s most successful brands worldwide.
ELASTOSIL from WACKER covers a wide range of silicone-rubber products that offer “extremely diverse” properties. They are suitable for use in a large variety of industries. Silicones are used in shower heads, tubing and cable insulation, as well as in household items such as flexible ice cube moulds. The ready-to-use silicone compounds are usually made by incorporating the crosslinker, pigment and other additives into the rubber base.
Gomline supplies customers in Slovenia and southeast Europe with ready-to-use silicone compounds. Such compounds are usually formulated locally and modified to suit the customer’s own specifications. If the silicones are from WACKER, Gomline can distribute its products using the “Based on ELASTOSIL” label.
“Gomline employs experienced compounding experts who not only know how to formulate high-quality silicone compounds, but also have excellent knowledge of their customers’ needs,” said Peter Summo, head of WACKER’s Engineering Silicones business unit.
Gomline’s managing director, Rado Mandic, also welcomed the agreement: “The fact that we can use the ELASTOSIL brand significantly enhances the image of our compounds and opens up entirely new sales markets.”
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Press release from WACKER