The performance silicones unit of Midland, Mich. and Wilmington, Del.-based DowDuPont Inc. pursues additional high-clarity optical-grade LSR solutions.
“We continue to build on the success of our moldable silicones portfolio,” said Rogier Reinders, global marketing director for lighting with the silicones unit. Reinders is based at DowDuPont's European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland.
In early 2017, the performance silicones unit, formerly Dow Corning, introduced three moldable optical silicone products: MS-4002 for complex and finely detailed optical parts and secondary lenses; MS-4022 for next-generation lighting applications; and MS-4007 providing additional options in molding and optical properties.
“The three new products in this family offer plastic-like, smooth optics that can be rapidly and readily prepared by injection molding,” he said. Optically, the products combine high transmittance with low attenuation and can enhance the lumen efficiency of LED lamps and luminaires. Relatively long light paths and wide light spectrum allow use of ultraviolet-C optics for special applications in addition to automotive and general lighting uses.