Monday, March 16, 2015
Silicone Pioneer Momentive Performances Material Inc. (MPM) is introducing nw advanced silicone elastomer solutions at NPE2015. In addition to exhibiting a new, low-volatile, self lubricating liquis silicon rubber (LSR), MPM will highlight recent advancement in fiber-reinforced LASR and anti-static heat cured rubber (HCR) materials within the company’s families of Silopren and Silplus elastomers. These product lines have been generating significant interest among component manufacturers seeking single material solutions to fulfil multiple design requirements.
“These new products show Momentive’s continued commitment to innovation in the elastomers market. Also, these inventions will continue to help our customers solve the unique design challenges they face in the global marketplace,” said Tim Angle, MPM Elastomers commercial director for the Americas. Following is an overview of the recent innovations.
MPM’s Silopren LSR 3376/50 features very low volatile levels without post-curing. It is engineered to help automotive manufacturers produce electrical connector seals that meet increasingly stringent safety specifications. Silopren LSR 3376/50 is the first product in MPM’s new low-volatile, self-lubricating LSR family. It has 3% oil content and contains less than 350 ppm of total volatiles.
Applications requiring the features of silicone rubber and the strength of fiber reinforcement – such as wrist bands for wearable electronic devices – can obtain this combination of mechanical properties by utilizing MPM’s Silopren Matrix 70 fiber-reinforced LSR. Compared to standard LSR of the same hardness, fiber-reinforced LSR has demonstrated 30% higher torsion resistance and 100% higher modulus. These properties may save manufacturers the cost of incorporating a fabric layer into their products.