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Dow Corning Corp. has unveiled an enhancement to its silastic fluorosilicone rubber portfolio—a more heat-resistant silastic FSR technology for extreme high-temperature applications.
This new platform enables Dow Corning's FSR-engineered elastomers to meet demands of customer automotive applications that require long-lasting, reliable performance at temperatures exceeding 220°C, the company said.
Dow Corning said it took a holistic approach and looked at polymer design, raw materials, additives and processing in order to boost overall material performance. As a result, the company said it developed a FSR technology platform that delivers reliable, long-lasting performance at higher temperatures.
Dow Corning explained it validated these performance improvements by subjecting its enhanced FSR technology to long-term heat aging, fluid exposure and elevated mechanical and adhesion to HCR.
By leveraging this technology, Dow Corning said it can tailor new cutting-edge FSR solutions that target the precise performance needs of customer applications, including easier processing, thinner wall sections, lower weight, reduced systems cost and more stable performance over a broader temperature range compared to conventional solutions.
The company's enhanced silastic FSR compounds are available globally and come as ready-to-use rubber crepe mixtures designed for traditional molding, calendering and extrusion processes.
Dow Corning debuted the platform at SAE 2015 World Congress, April 21-23 at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
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