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Heavy-duty underhood applications get silicone treatment

Bluestar Silicones (Lyon, France) will present its new range of silicones at DKT 2012, taking place from July 2nd to July 5th, 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany. One of the latest developments from the company is the HD Series especially designed for heavy-duty automotive underhood applications.

Bluestar Silicones (Lyon, France) will present its new range of silicones at DKT 2012, taking place from July 2nd to July 5th, 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany. One of the latest developments from the company is the HD Series especially designed for heavy-duty automotive underhood applications.

Such applications include turbocharger hoses, exhaust gas recycling systems, coolant hoses, intercoolers seals, and 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), and adhesion to FKM (fluoro) elastomers.

This product range has a low density (compared to the most common oil-resistant HCR silicones) and can be processed by all the standard technologies: extrusion, calendaring, injection and compression molding.

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 elastomer converter regions. Besides selling masterbatches and other products, these centers develop products, within short lead times, according to the specifications and the equipment of individual Bluestar Silicones customers. —[email protected]

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