Tire manufacturing process

The tire manufacturing process summed up in an infographic

In the light of our participation in the upcoming Tire Tech 2017 trade show where we will be presenting our Lyndcoat range of release agents, we have created an infographic to explain the different steps involved in the tire manufacturing...

/ February 2, 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
Lancement du blog automotive

Elkem Silicones launches a blog for the auto industry

You get a blog, and you get a blog, everybody gets a blog!—but nothing like our new Elkem Silicones’ blog, committed to discussing the various applications of silicone in the automotive industry. We are passionate about silicone and want to...

/ December 21, 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