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
Temperatures protection silicone

Silicone protects your car from temperature highs and lows

From sub-degree weather to tropical climates, we use our cars every day and we expect our cars to work no matter the temperature outside. However, have you ever stopped to think about the impact extreme temperatures can have on your...

/ October 24, 2016
Automotive industry assembly

Glossary: The ABCs of silicone sealants for industrial assemblies

Industrial and automotive assemblies must ensure tightness with air, cooling liquid,  lubricant, or simply water. Seals confine substances within a compartment and prevent them from mixing with other substances, thus ensuring retention and exclusion at the same time.

/ October 17, 2016
Manufacturing tires

Silicone: the road to perfect tire production in the automotive industry

Silicone-based process aids play a pivotal role in helping tire manufactures obtain ideal tire balance and sustainable quality. Overlooking the use of silicone process aids in tire production negatively impacts sustainable tire quality.

/ October 10, 2016
Deployed airbag

Silicone coatings: keeping performance in check, so airbags can save lives

Talk about a serious challenge. Airbags were indeed designed to save lives and limit the severity of injuries during a car crash, but exactly how do they fulfill this vital requirement? Silicone coatings actually play a significant role in optimal...

/ October 6, 2016
engine performance silicone

Rev up car engine performance with silicone

Find a car without silicone and that is the day when pigs fly. An unlikely feat indeed which goes to show that silicone is essential to the car manufacturing process, especially when it comes to building engines. Let’s take a...

/ October 3, 2016