Month: January 2017

Silicones and organics for airbag coatings

Airbag coatings: the battle between silicones and organics

New organic materials for coating textiles have popped up on the market, thus putting into question the future of silicone coatings. However, rest assured because silicones are our present, and our future. Their properties are unrivaled by any other organic...

/ January 25, 2017
3D printing machine in action

3D printing at the service of the automotive sector

3D printing is an innovative and versatile technique for creating prototypes and scale models of parts and also end-use products for the automotive sector, among others. Invented in the mid-1980s, it has since undergone significant advancements. The first industries to...

/ January 18, 2017
Paint job on car with silicone additives

Achieving the perfect paint job with silicone additives

No mistake, we did indeed say silicone and paint in the same sentence. For a long time, automotive manufacturers have been misinformed about the real relationship between silicone and paint. You even mention the word and they are already slamming...

/ January 12, 2017
Bluestar Silicones at Tire Tech 2017 Lyndcoat BR1214

Elkem Silicones talks up its Lyndcoat® release agents at Tire Tech 2017

Every year, Tire Technology, a leading international trade show dedicated to—you guessed it— tire technology, attracts tire manufacturers from around the globe. The 2017 edition of the trade show is set to be held in Hannover, Germany from February 14...

/ January 5, 2017