AKRON—Shin-Etsu Silicones of America will host an open house, in conjunction with the International Silicone Conference, to be held May 17-18 at the Hilton Inn in Fairlawn.
Shin-Etsu Silicones, one of the events co-sponsors, will host an open house at its LIMS Technical Center, located at 1120 Tower Dr. in Akron. The open house will held from noon to 5 p.m. on May 16, prior to the conference, and on May 18, immediately after the conference.
Shin-Etsu said the informal open house will showcase the recently opened 7,020 sq.-ft. application lab, under the leadership of Shin-Etsu's LIMS Process Engineer Craig Lustek.
Shin-Etsu said it will hold a molding demonstration of the firm's KEG-2000-60 Liquid Injection Molding System product to manufacture silicone wrist bands in collaboration with LIMS equipment and tooling partners.
Shin-Etsu said KEG-2000 products exhibit higher viscosity under low shear stress (pumping and shut-off) and lower viscosity under high shear stress (injection), and are engineered to perform in both open and closed-nozzle cold-runner systems.
According to the company, the KEG-2000 series has consistent properties from batch to batch, excellent clarity, and ranges in Shore A hardness from 20–80.
Shin-Etsu said other silicone industry partners supporting the demonstration include Arburg; Dispersion Technologies Inc.; Elmet Elastomers; Kipe Molds; and Yushin America.
Representatives will be available to answer questions.
“The International Silicone Conference has a long and successful history of uniting the silicone industry and presenting the latest technology and trends in the market,” Eric Bishop, Shin-Etsu of America's North America marketing manager. “This open house perfectly complements the conference by allowing attendees to personally witness a full scale liquid silicone molding cell that integrates innovative materials and equipment.”
For more information, contact Eric Bishop at [email protected]silicones.com or 330-697-2610.