Shin-Etsu shows liquid silicone at NPE

Published: May 23, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics NPE 2012

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc. highlighted a liquid silicone injection molding system in demonstrations at NPE.

The Akron, Ohio, firm says its KEG-2000 series has advanced handling and molding properties. The two components of the product are mixed in a 1:1 ratio. The silicone exhibits higher viscosity under low shear stress during pumping and shut-off and lower viscosity under high shear stress during injection. The result is fast mold filling and minimal flash.

The KEG-2000 series is engineered for high performance in cold runner systems with open or closed-nozzle configurations. Shin-Etsu claims the polymer has high clarity and ranges in Shore A hardness from 10 to 80. Physical properties meet demanding applications. According to Shin-Etsu, the silicone meets FDA, USP Class VI and ISO 10993 regulations.

KEG-2000 was run at NPE on Engel, Milacron, Roembke Manufacturing & Design,and Zeiger machinery.

Tel. 513-232-8917, email ebishop@shinetsusilicones.com.


Comments

Shin-Etsu shows liquid silicone at NPE

Published: May 23, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Obituary: Andrew 'A.J.' Janosko

July 29, 2014 12:14 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Andrew “A.J.” Janosko, the former director of trade show operations for the Society of Plastics Industry Inc., died on ...    More

Market Reports

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events