WACKER to Exhibit Fire-retardant Liquid Silicone Rubber Grades for Critical Applications at FAKUMA 2011

SpecialChem - Aug 31, 2011

WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company, will be presenting two new liquid silicone rubber grades at this year's FAKUMA tradeshow: ELASTOSIL® LR 3011/50 FR and ELASTOSIL® LR 3170/40. The US testing institute Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has given these highly flame resistant products its very best flammability rating (V-0). The new silicone grades also reduce processing costs. Com-pared to other highly flame-retardant liquid silicone rubber, the new ELASTOSIL® LR 3011/50 exhibits considerably less abrasive behavior during the injection molding process, thereby reducing abrasion in the mold. The same applies to ELASTOSIL® LR 3170/40. This self-adhesive liquid silicone rubber is also ideal for producing...

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