At DKT 2018, the rubber processing industry meeting, our Elkem Silicones team will reinforce our commitment to the Silicone Rubber market through showcasing our latest innovations, new capabilities and capacities to help customers deliver their potential.
Developmental strategy and technological innovation: the focal points of Elkem Silicones to meet the challenge of the market.
Elkem Silicones has a wide range of products with outstanding properties that meet the challenges of many diverse markets. Our Bluesil™ and Silbione® product lines provide high quality silicones for markets ranging from cables, construction, aerospace, healthcare, automotive, food, railway, home appliances, to fire protection. Elkem Silicones also offers a full range of additives to deliver the ready-to-use custom compounds to meet your specific needs.
The demand for silicone is growing as more markets are using silicone rubber in their applications. With a strong developmental strategy, Elkem Silicones is investing to supply our silicone solutions everywhere in the world, now and for the future in Europe, to respond to the need for silicone rubber capacity (Silicone market CAGR is estimated at 6% for the next 5 years), we have invested 15M€ in the past 3 years to increase our volumes by 40%.
At DKT 2018, Elkem Silicones is proud to announce its new investments in our manufacturing plant in Italy where capacity for silicone rubber custom compounding (with catalyst system incorporated) has now doubled, providing state of the art quality and batch to batch consistency. This reinforces our ability to supply equal quality products from our various Mix & Fix plants to fill the dual sourcing needs of markets such as automotive. Indeed, through our Mix&Fix Centers, Elkem Silicones provides robust solutions based on good materials with a high level of services.
If you have any questions about silicone, our innovations or our ability to become your partner in a growing market, come and visit us at booth 229 in Hall 12 at DKT 2018. Elkem Silicones' team of professionals will be more than happy to share our passion with you!
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