MUNICH, Germany—Wacker Chemie A.G. said its new Elastosil silicone is ideal for food, leisure, baby care and automotive products.
Elastosil LR 3040 is a fast-curing silicone rubber, suited for food contact applications and for the notch-resistant silicone components, such as baby care and leisure products, according to Wacker.
Wacker also is touting its flame retardant liquid silicone rubber grades Elastosil LR 3011/50 FR and Elastosil LR 3170/40 as well as the low friction LSR Elastosil LR 3065 for connector seals in automotive electric and electronic applications.
Elastosil LR 3040 features higher reactivity and thus shortens production cycles significantly at the same mold temperature, compared with standard liquid silicone rubbers, according to Wacker.
Elastosil LR 3011/50 FR and Elastosil LR 3170/40 meet the top V-0 flammability rating according to the U.S. Underwriters Laboratories test standard UL 94, and both exhibit considerably less abrasive behavior during injection molding.
Molded parts made with Elastosil LR 3065 are ideal for automated assembly because of their low-friction surface immediately after production, Wacker said.
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