EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Elkem Silicones will present its low-density silicone foam solutions at the Foam Expo 2018 in Novi, Mich., March 6-8.
Also, Leeanne Brown, R&D technology leader for Elkem Silicones, will speak at the conference about the benefits that light weight silicone foam chemistry can offer in application, according to an Elkem release.
Elkem Silicones will feature Bluesil RT Foam 3243, a two-component product that can be cured at room temperature or accelerated with heat to make form-in-place gaskets. The low-density silicone foam offers excellent compression set and mechanical properties, and can be adapted to meet specific customer requirements, Elkem said.
Elkem is developing a platform of silicone foam products that allow for modification for a range of applications involving thermal resistance, variation of densities and fire retardancy with a goal of delivering value-added silicone solutions, said Reeshemah Chatham, market manager for Elkem Silicones North America.
The Bluesil range of foams can be used in applications for special effects, thermal or acoustic insulation, protection of electronics, dampening, gasketing and prosthetics, among others, Elkem said.
Elkem Silicones will also highlight other technologies for the transportation market including CAF products, which feature adhesion for seal-in-place gasketing, and Bluesil ESA products, which feature potting materials for mechanical and chemical protection, at booth 1102 at the Foam Expo.