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2016 Silicone Conference Papers

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It is our pleasure to provide all our attendees with a lineup of the industry's most current innovations from experts who use them. We hope this event proved to be informative and enabled all of our guests to return to their facility with great ideas and the latest information.

Our speakers have graciously provided their papers or presentations for download below. 

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Akrochem Corporation has not only sponsored the 2016 Silicone Conference Papers, but has provided the following information for your benefit.

Iron Oxides and Inorganic ProductsAkrochem Corporation

Konasil – Fumed Silica ProductsAkrochem Corporation

Akrochem Peroxide Comparison – Half-Life and Cure EquivalencyAkrochem Corporation

Akrosperse Silicone Color Dispersions (Off-The-Shelf-Products)Akrochem Corporation


2016 International Silicone Conference Papers

Outlook for the US Economy and Silicones MarketKent Furst, The Freedonia Group

Specify to Function--How to Improve Material SelectionOliver Franssen, Momentive Performance Materials

Rapid Prototyping with Medical Grade Silicone: An Overview of Material Options and Processing MethodologiesMatt Bont, Albright Technologies

3-D Printing of Polysiloxanes Towards High PerformanceRigoberto Advincula, Case Western University

LIM Simulation Modeling Using Newly Developed Chemorheological MethodsRick Ziebell, R.D. Abbott Company

Virtual Molding Provides a Detailed Look Inside the Mold During the Production of Optically Clear LSR, Matt Proske, SIGMA Plastic Services Inc. and Craig Lustek, Shin-Etsu Silicones 

Silicone Industry Policy Advocacy & International Product StewardshipAmy Pressly, Momentive Performance Materials

HCR Silicone Injection MoldingRay Hetherington, Hexpol

Silane-Modified Polymers (SMP) -- Combining the Best of Silicone and Organic PolymersMichael Austerberry, Wacker Chemical Corp. 

Evaluation of Dispersix™ in HCR Silicone CompoundingErick Sharp, ACE Products & Consulting LLC

New Options for Mold Control of LSR Cure Kinetics, Dr. Umar Latif, BlueStar Silicones 

Advances in Adhesive Technology for Bonding Liquid Silicone Rubbers to Plastics and Metals, Rebecca Cowles, LORD Corporation

LSR & MegatrendsHans Peter Wolf, Ph.D., Dow Corning Corp.

Advanced Dosing for Liquid Silicone RubbersBob Pelletier, ELMET North America        

LSR Microinjection UnitDana King, Kipe Molds Inc. 

LSR Molding Process Optimization Using High Speed Data Acquisition and Design of Experiments, Todd Hoffmann and Alex Haas, PTG Silicones

Keynote Address: The Economic OutlookAndrew A. Laperriere, Cornerstone Macro