Wacker Chemical Corp.

3301 Sutton Rd.
Adrian, MI 49221 US

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As Seen In Plastics Technology

SABIC will encourage sustainability with bio-renewable and recycled feedstocks and designing lightweight packaging.

K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging
Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.

Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D printing LSR

3D Printing LSR
Yes, you read that right: Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is 3D printable.

Engel injection molds LSR automotive headlamp lenses

LSR Headlamp Lens Uses Auto Cavity Balancing
Engel molds complex LSR automotive headlamp lenses with the help of a new valve-gate cold-runner system.

Materials: No-Post-Cure LSR for Baby Care, Medical, and Food Contact
New Elastosil grade from Wacker has low residual volatiles and high strength without post-cure.

industrial scale 3D silicone rubber printer

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.

K2016

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

Remote machine monitoring status

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.

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

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.

NPE: New Machines Exhibit 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.

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.

Overmolding adhesion of TPEs is undergoing constant improvement

TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale
This first of two articles on directions in TPE development focuses on styrenic, copolyester, polyamide, and TP urethane elastomers. The following article covers olefinics—TPOs, TPVs, and POEs.

LSR filter element

Injection Molding LSR: Three 'M's of Innovation: Mega, Micro, and Multi
Liquid silicone rubber is breaking out of its niche into a broader array of applications, helped by new developments in materials, machinery, and processing. Larger parts, micro-parts, foams, and multi-color or multi-material combinations are key areas of innovation.

Aluminum replaces steel

What's New at the Show in MATERIALS
The major thrust in new materials at K is engineering thermoplastics for automotive, appliance, medical, and electrical/electronic parts.

Product Categories of Wacker Chemical Corp.

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