Elkem Silicones has you covered, presenting its full range of Textile Coating Silicone (TCS) Solutions at the upcoming Techtextil North America, Atlanta, Ga., May 22-24.
Elkem Silicones will feature its Bluesil™ TCS high-performance protectives coatings solutions for automotive airbags and industrial fabrics. Products such as Bluesil™ TCS 7537 and Bluesil™ TCS 7534 are specifically designed to deliver the best and most durable compatibility with nylon and polyester textile substrates. Bluesil™ TCS 7521 offers the added advantage of fire resistance. These TCS products bring added insulation and protection to industrial fabrics such as welding blankets, insulation panels, personal protective equipment and outdoor fabrics used in the industry.
The company also will feature its textile coating silicone solutions for non-slip in fashion, sports or medical applications. Silbione® TCS 7772 and the tin-free one-part Silbione® TCS 7381 are specifically designed for skin contact applications, meeting Oeko-Tex standards, and exhibit unique anti-slip properties that enable intimate wear or prosthetics to stay in place comfortably.
Elkem Silicones also will showcase expansions to its TCS product line with a range of silicone bases for textile screen printing. The Bluesil™ TCS 7664 Base and Bluesil™ 7612 Base, and Bluesil™ TCS 7600 CATA are environmentally-friendly high-performance options for screen printing inks. The products are engineered to provide the viscosity and rheology required to screen print raised images without stringing, and can produce an image with very low profile and soft hand.
"Textile Coatings is our business. And, we are proud to have helped save lives over the last 20 years with our protective coating solutions for airbags," said Ron Hanks, business director, North America. "Our focus is helping our customers achieve more than they thought possible with silicone to deliver the next generation of innovations to the markets they serve."
For more information, visit booth 3315 at Techtextil NA, call (866)477-6432 or visit www.silicones.elkem.com.
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 ASA
Elkem is one of the world's leading providers of silicones and silicon solutions and uniquely positioned in the market through full ownership of the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones. Elkem also has strong positions in specialty foundry alloys and carbon materials.
Headquartered in Oslo, Elkem has annual revenues of 21 billion NOK ($2.6 billion), employs 6,000 people and operates 27 production sites around the globe. The company has an extensive sales and R&D network to deliver innovative technologies and market-based solutions that contribute to a sustainable future. www.elkem.com