infographic where silicones in a car

Infographic: Where can you find silicone in a car?

Ever wonder how and where silicone is used in car manufacturing? Check out our new infographic. You can hover your cursor over different parts of the image to discover where silicone is used in a car: As you explore our...

/ June 2, 2017
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Infographic: Airbag silicone coatings put into perspective with numbers and dates

For the past 20 years, the airbag market has gone through significant changes, while demanding always more in terms of products’ quality and performance. To the untrained eye, the silicone coating on airbags might go completely unnoticed. This nearly invisible...

/ May 18, 2017
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Timeline infographic: The history of the modern airbag and silicone developments

The very first airbag system, not too far from those we have in our cars nowadays, was first described in 1966 by the NY Times. Since then, equipment manufacturers have been relentlessly working on developing solutions for ever-increased occupants’ safety....

/ May 11, 2017
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Fun facts about airbags— and not just for the automotive sector!

Have you ever wondered how airbags are made, how does it work to make them deploy, how many times they can be used…? Here are some answers! All the facts you may not know about airbags in an infographic About the...

/ April 18, 2017
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Tweet review: Trends and news from the Geneva International Motor show!

The Geneva International Motor Show 2017 has brought its share of innovations in the automotive industry. As the exhibition ran through, Twitter got excited and shared many news! Here is a summary of the show’s most captivating tweets. Magneti Marelli...

/ April 10, 2017
Future airbags for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles: changing the face of future airbags

Current innovation in the automotive sector has its sights set on developing autonomous or self-driving vehicles. The prospects of this new technology invoke images of an ideal world in which human error no longer results in crashes, mobility is available...

/ April 6, 2017
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Connected cars: changing the way we manufacture

Connected cars are the present and the future, but to what extent do we have to adapt our manufacturing processes to this new technology? Cars nowadays operate with an ever-increasing number of sensors which are capable of interacting with their...

/ March 23, 2017
Tests of silicones

Putting silicones to the ultimate test

Testing, testing… 1,2,3. Is this thing on? Can everyone hear me? (clearing of throat). For every property of silicone there is a silicone-based product. That translates into a whole lot of products, and therefore a whole lot of testing. Before...

/ March 16, 2017
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Gasket history 101: from cork to silicone

Gaskets in Automotive engine have been around for more than a century. The changes they have undergone over the years paint a clear picture of how the automotive industry has also evolved. Elkem Silicones has been able to adapt its...

/ March 10, 2017
Geneva International Motor Show

Geneva International Motor Show 2017: luxury cars at their finest

Springtime is around the corner and so is the Geneva International Motor Show 2017 (GIMS). The 87th edition of this tradeshow will be held from the 9th to the 19th of March at the Palexpo exhibition center. For all who...

/ March 3, 2017