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Bluestar to Present Broad Range of Silicone Elastomers at DKT 2012

Published on 2012-07-02. Author : SpecialChem

Lyon -- Bluestar Silicones, one of the world's leading silicones manufacturers, will present its range of silicones for rubber industries at DKT 2012, taking place from July 2nd to July 5th, 2012 in Nuremberg.

Bluestar Silicones produces a wide range of silicone elastomers with outstanding properties that are used for many different industrial applications:

  • Piping in fluid circuitry and sealing: joints for building construction and aeronautical application, automotive gasket, boots and hoses
  • Electrical protection: office equipment, safety cables and insulators for electro-technical applications, spark plug boots, cables and connectors for automotive application
  • Food, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications: tubes, profiled sections are made using heat cure elastomers which are specially formulated to comply with European and American regulations.
  • Stable, high performance polymers

    Silicones outperform most other polymers: they have remarkable spreading capability coupled with outstanding resistance to extreme temperatures, UV and IR radiation as well as many other external agents. Silicones rank among the very highest performance polymers.

    New silicones for Automotive industries

    One of the latest developments of Bluestar Silicones is the HD Series especially designed for Heavy Duty automotive "under the hood" applications (Turbocharger hoses, exhaust gas recycling system, coolant hoses, intercoolers seals, gaskets). This series brings high mechanical performance (tensile, elongation, tear), as well as low compression set for extended periods at extreme temperatures, thermal stability up to 250°C, good fluid resistance (oil and cooling), adhesion to FKM elastomers. This product range has a low density (compared to the most common oil resistant silicones HCR) and can be processed by all the standard technologies: extrusion, calendaring, injection and compression molding.

    Taylor-made services

    In order to better serve its customers, Bluestar Silicones has developed the Mix & Fix Centers®, specialized formulation and packaging units, located at the center of major rubber and elastomer converter regions. Besides selling master batches and other products, these centers develop, within short lead times, products according to the specifications and the equipments of each Bluestar Silicones' customers.

    "Bluestar Silicones is able to provide to all rubber industries a full range of products and technologies bringing the right solution for any current or future requirements" says Gabriela AGUIAR, Global Business Manager Bluestar Silicones.

    About DKT

    The DKT Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung (German Rubber Conference) will be opening its doors again in Nuremberg from July 2-5. The convention is a major platform for lectures, conferences and discussions about rubber and the rubber processing industry. Scientists and industry experts from all over the world will be presenting the latest results and findings, creating an opportunity to discuss the challenges of rubber manufacturing and processing.

    About Bluestar Silicones

    Bluestar Silicones is one of the world's leading manufacturers of silicones. With over 50 years' solid expertise in its field, Bluestar Silicones offers a complete range of silicone products in energy, electronics, aviation, automobiles, construction, cosmetics, healthcare, moldmaking, domestic appliances, rubber and electrical, decorative coating & water repellent, paper and textile coating and antifoam solutions. A subsidiary of China National Bluestar Corp, Bluestar Silicones' turnover is around €600 million. To ensure optimal service quality, Bluestar Silicones employs nearly 3,000 people throughout the world.

    Source: Bluestar

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