Advanced Molding

Elkem Silicones produces high quality advanced mold-making products for the most demanding applications.

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Silicones are the material of choice for advanced mold making.

Certain very demanding industries require high-quality precision molding materials for very different applications. These range from the reproduction of artwork to prototypes for the transport industry, via foundry works, fashion and cosmetics. Techniques include infusion molding, pad printing, concrete casting and also, food molding, which is subject to strict specifications, as well as stringent health and safety regulations. These high performance mold-making applications are generally referred to as Advanced Molding. Highly specialized mold-makers and die-casters require materials that have the right mechanical properties and facilitate the manufacture of quality products efficiently and cost-effectively, while reducing waste during the mold-making process.

Advanced molding requires very specific materials and silicone products, such as our Bluesil™ RTV-2 range of silicones, which offers long mold durability, high flexibility, excellent mechanical properties and remarkable resistance to resins.

Beyond that, we provide full support and services through our sales teams, who have business and technical expertise that provides reliable solutions suited to customers' needs. Our relationship starts upstream with careful attention to specific requirements and continues in a long-term collaborative and trustful relationship, which is the foundation of our way of working. We are also particularly sensitive to our customers' needs to innovate and differentiate themselves from their competitors. That is why we are dedicated to providing our full professional attention to ensure consistent product quality, based on precision, and customized performance and reliable mechanical properties.

This attention can include breakthrough innovations, such as our recent development of tin free products for poly condensation, as well as minor product modifications in hardness, viscosity, color or other properties that improve and enhance our customers' processes.

We have been serving the mold-making market for over 60 years and our customers know they can count on us at every stage of their development and manufacturing strategies, whatever their field. Our silicone molding products are widely used for prototyping because of their intrinsic qualities: transparency, resin resistance, reproduction of details and easy release. They are also highly appreciated in architectural molding because of the resistance to concrete materials, outstanding fidelity and long lifespans.

In many other molding applications, such as jewelry making, art reproduction, special effects, furniture manufacturing and other fields, we are always attentive to providing the very best materials and support. This quality commitment is also a key advantage for pads and rollers used in a wide range of printing applications.

So whatever your mold-making needs, our experts are available to help you find the right solutions using our customized range of Bluesil™ RTV-2 silicones.

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Architectural MoldingPicture of the inside of a bathroom with old style Silicones Architectural Molding Solutions.Architectural Moldinghttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Architectural-Molding.aspx
AutomotiveDetail of an engine Intake car.Silicone increasing cars performance in the automotive industry.Automotivehttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Automotive.aspx
Concrete CastingProduce high fidelity parts with silicone solutions for concrete castingConcrete Castinghttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Concrete-Casting.aspx
FoundryLost-wax molding with silicones.Foundryhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Foundry.aspx
JewelryA diamond ring jewelry being repaired.Silicone for jewelry to be true to the original in every detail.Jewelryhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Jewelry.aspx
MarineA boat approaching an offshore marine platform to stock some fuel.Marine grade silicone to withstand harsh environmental conditionsMarinehttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Marine.aspx
PrototypingA litle red prototype plastic car next to its mold.Rapid prototyping with high fidelity.Prototypinghttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Prototyping.aspx

 

 

Art & FoundryArt foundry using silicone for the lost wax casting process.Silicone is an ideal art & foundry material for use when modelling.Art & Foundryhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/Art-and-Foundry.aspx
ConstructionConstruction silicone to keep buildings dry and energy efficient.Constructionhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/Construction.aspx
Food & BeverageSilicones are the secret ingredient for Packaging, Labels and Kitchen Tools.Food & Beveragehttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/food-and-beverage.aspx
TransportationPicture of a metro transportation station with a blured filter to give a speed impression.Keeping the world moving.Transportationhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/Transportation.aspx

 

 

 

 

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Lost wax molding technique using silicone in one of Pietrasanta's bronze foundry.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/KEC/Pages/Success-Stories/Ditta-Mancini-Agnese,-art-foundry-processing-specialist.aspxDitta Mancini AgnesePietrasanta, in the Italian region of Tuscany, is renowned for its sculptors and skilled bronze foundries, using silicones for lost-wax molding.