Yves Giraud

All about Yves Giraud

Global Business Manager Sealing & Bonding, Moldmaking, Sealants


What are the next generation materials for alternative energies ? Elkem is committed to sustainability through our continuous efforts to maximize our positive impact on the environment and societies around us. That is why Elkem is always looking for new...

/ July 2, 2019
Connected cars manufacturing

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
gaskets silicon

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
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
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