Wacker Chemical Corp.

3301 Sutton Rd.
Adrian, MI 49221-9397 US

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As Seen In Plastics Technology

K 2016 Proves Additive Manufacturing Has Staying Power
K 2016 made clear that additive manufacturing is establishing a prominent position at the triennial show among long-running mainstays like injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming.

Spotlight On 3D Printing at K 2016
During K 2013, Arburg captured everyone’s attention with its novel Freeformer machine for additive manufacturing. We’ll find out soon what will be the next showstopper, but in the meantime, here’s a preview of some cool and innovative 3D printing technologies that you’ll see in Dusseldorf.

K 2016 Preview: Materials & Additives
Driving the wide range of new developments in engineered plastics and additives are higher performance, safety, and sustainability.

K 2016 Preview: Injection Molding
Adapting injection molding to the concept of Industry 4.0 is gaining momentum. At this show you’ll see that the interconnected, integrated “factory of the future” is almost here.

MATERIALS: High-Refractive-Index LSRs for LEDs
Wacker has developed new highly-transparent LSRs for LEDs and optical components.

Clearly a Contender
LSR Vies for New Applications in Automotive, Lighting, Healthcare, and More.

MATERIALS: New LSR For Automotive Cooling System
Wacker adds another liquid silicone to its new portfolio of LSRs for injection-molded radiator gaskets.

MATERIALS: Coolant-Resistant LSR for Engine Gaskets
LSR gains a place in automotive cooling systems.

Enhanced Resins & Additives At Biopolymers Conference
An industry gathering sponsored by NatureWorks is a forum for materials, additives, and processing advances.

Additives News at K 2013
More economical, higher performing, sustainable, and more finely tailored to specific applications—those features summarize the key advantages claimed for new additives showcased at K 2013.

News in Medical Tubing & Materials
Two innovations in medical tubing and more than a dozen new materials, coatings, and adhesives were on display at June’s Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East show in Philadelphia.

K 2013 Preview: Materials & Additives
The K 2013 show will present a broad range of engineered plastics materials, including thermoplastic composites, as well as additives. Automotive and electronic applications will be the main targets, as well as medical, packaging, lighting, and construction.

Baby pacifiers of Wacker Elastosil LR 3040

MATERIALS: LSR Grades for Baby Care
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new liquid silicone rubber (LSR) grades for fast production of soft yet bite-resistant silicone pacifiers and bottle nipples were recently launched by Germany’s Wacker Chemie (U.S. office in Adrian, Mich.).

Injection Molding at NPE: New Machines Showed Their Stuff In Sophisticated Molding Demos
More speed, more power, more precision, and more automated functions accomplished in and out of the mold. That’s exactly what injection machinery suppliers were offering at NPE2012.

Silpuran 6610 biocompatible LSR from Wacker Chemical

MATERIALS: Biocompatible LSR for Radiation Sterilization
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Injection molding biocompatible silicone valves whose slits won’t close up or “heal” during radiation sterilization is possible with new Silpuran 6610/40 LSR from Wacker Chemical, Adrian, Mich.

Flame-retardant LSR from Wacker Chemical

MATERIALS: New LSR for Optimum Fire Protection
At this month’s Fakuma show in Germany, Wacker Chemie AG (parent of Wacker Chemical Corp., Adrian, Mich.) will introduce two new liquid silicone rubber grades that achieve UL 94V-0 flammability rating without abrasive fillers.

Elastosil flame-retardant LSR grades from Wacker

MATERIALS: New LSR for Optimum Fire Protection
WEB EXCLUSIVE: At next month’s Fakuma show in Germany, Wacker Chemie AG (U.S. office in Adrian, Mich.) will introduce two new liquid silicone rubber grades that achieve UL 94V-0 flammability rating without abrasive fillers.

Ultramid Endure

K 2010 Preview, Materials Higher Performance, Better Processing, And Now Sustainability Share Spotlight at K
The K 2010 show will present new plastics materials for a wide range of industries, which makes it hard to generalize, but a few markets stand out prominently: packaging, medical, automotive, and electronic equipment.

Silicone Rubber

Getting Started in LSR: Understanding the Materials, Part I
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding is a long established process but it is enjoying an upsurge in interest for medical, automotive, infant care, and general industrial applications.

Product Categories of Wacker Chemical Corp.

Lubricants
Processing Aids--Other Organic Types
Release Agents--External (Spray or Wipe-on)
Silicone