Month: November 2016

Silicone and electronics

Keep automotive electronics safe and sound with silicone

As car manufacturers increasingly incorporate delicate and complex electronics into their cars, the role of silicone in protecting these components is ever more vital. Silicone has proven effective in many applications in the automotive industry and when it comes to...

/ November 18, 2016
Reprocessing services Bluestar Silicones

Reprocessing silicones: why throw old product out when you can re-use it?

At Elkem Silicones, we provide both catalyzed and non-catalyzed solutions. To manufacture a product, first a masterbatch, which is not ready for use, is prepared. A catalyst is then added, usually peroxide or platinum, to achieve reticulation which causes a...

/ November 15, 2016
Textile material treatment

Treating automotive textiles with silicone coatings

Although somewhat overlooked by the automotive industry, silicone coatings can in fact be used on the interior upholstery of cars such as on seat and door fabrics. Silicone can be sprayed or coated on dry fabric, or soaked into fabric....

/ November 10, 2016
car's maintenance cosmetics

Detailing your car inside and out with silicone-based cosmetics

Whether you are a car manufacturer or an individual seeking to resell your car, maintaining the appearance of your car’s exterior and interior is an essential key to attracting buyers and reinforcing customer loyalty. A squeaky clean dashboard and a...

/ November 7, 2016
Silicone and leds

LEDs gaining speed in the automotive industry… but what about silicone?

LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes are carving out a solid position for themselves in the automotive industry. Back in 2004, Audi first used LEDs for decorative purposes as daytime running lights in their cars. Nowadays, they are also used for...

/ November 2, 2016