SCHATTDORF, Switzerland—As the mobility industry makes tectonic shifts toward electrification, demand is increasing for liquid silicone rubber—especially in China.
Datwyler Holding Co., a supplier of elastomer and polymer components for a range of industries, said Nov. 24 that it will invest in new technology in its LSR processing capabilities in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. LSR component production is set to begin there in early 2022.
"China is a region of key strategic importance to all of our customers and is a driving force in the move toward new mobility applications," said Maurice Senden, business development manager for LSR at Datwyler. "The decision to enhance our capabilities there has been straightforward and our approach remains one of global service and support at a local level.
"The move to Wuxi will enable us to further support our customers inside China and also those outside of the country that have customers of their own in that geographical area."
Datwyler said it expects to reach the general Asia-Pacific region as well as China with the Wuxi transition.
In the world of future mobility, LSR is prized for its wide temperature range, low temperature flexibility and excellent electrical insulation properties, all traits important in electronics.