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Don’t be so dense. Elkem Silicones offers low-density silicone foam to lighten your load at Foam Expo 2018.



Product(s) / TechnologyProduct(s) / Technologyhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/company/Pages/Don’t-be-so-dense---Elkem-Silicones-offers-low-density-silicone-foam-to-lighten-your-load-at-Foam-Expo-2018.aspx2018-03-01T20:15:25ZKaren O’Keefe

Elkem Silicones will present its unique low-density silicone foam solutions at the Foam Expo 2018 in Novi, Mich., March 6 through 8.

Leeanne Brown, R&D Technology Leader for Elkem Silicones, will be a quick-fire speaker at the conference presenting the benefits that light weight silicone foam chemistry can offer in application.

Elkem Silicones will feature Bluesil™ RT Foam 3243, a two-component product that can be cured at room temperature or accelerated with heat to make form-in-place gaskets.  This low-density silicone foam offers excellent compression set and mechanical properties, and can be adapted to meet specific customer requirements.

"Our foams are extremely versatile and can be customized to meet a wide range of customers' needs for industrial applications," said Reeshemah Chatham, market manager for Elkem Silicones North America. "We are developing a platform of silicone foam products that allow for modification for a range of applications involving thermal resistance, variation of densities, and fire retardancy with a goal of delivering value-added silicone solutions for our customers."

The Bluesil™ range of foams can be used in applications for special effects, thermal or acoustic insulation, protection of electronics, dampening, gasketing, and prosthetics as a few examples.

In addition to silicone foam technology, Elkem Silicones will highlight other technologies for the transportation market including CAF® products, which feature excellent adhesion for seal-in-place gasketing, and, Bluesil™ ESA products, which boast robust potting materials for mechanical and chemical protection.

For more information, visit booth 1102 at the Foam Expo 2018, call (866) 474-6432 or check out the company's website at www.silicones.elkem.com.

Learn more on our Foam event page.


About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 3,100 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential.  Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is one of the world's leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 9 multi-functional manufacturing sites and R&D centers around the globe.  Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. www.silicones.elkem.com

About Elkem

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the entire value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Headquartered in Oslo, the company's 27 production sites and extensive network of sales offices and agents around the world to ensure proximity to customers and access to attractive end markets. Elkem's over 6000 skilled employees and significant R&D activities provide a solid basis for further technology-driven growth and optimization. Learn more at www.elkem.com