At NPE: Nine LSR Materials in One Part

Special technology molds nine colors and durometers in one silicone part.

If you’re looking for something new and different in LSR injection molding, you’ll want to stop by the booth of LSR molding specialist Silcotech North America, Bolton, Ont. (booth W7253). Using An Arburg press and Dow Corning’s new fast-molding QP1 silicone, Silcotech is molding a part that contains nine different colors and hardnesses from 20 75 Shore A. The demonstration part consists of a cellphone case that contains eight lozenge-shaped segments of different colors and durometers. “The aim of this demonstration is to exhibit a completely new level of part design flexibility,” says the company, which developed proprietary technology together with Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Mich.