Wacker considerably reduces the volatile residual substances in its liquid silicone rubber (LSR) products, offering the advantage of not requiring postcuring.
To comply with the strict requirements of the regulation for silicones used in the medicine and food industry, it is necessary that the product goes through a post cured to eliminate volatile compounds, This generates a further step in the manufacture of the product, increasing the manufacturing time and its cost.
In search of facilitating the process of elaboration as well as complying with the current regulation, our represented WACKER has launched a line of LSR with a low content of volatile substances for the European market
So now they have an updated LSR line and they also present their new ELASTOSIL® LR 5040 product line, specialized in the production of silicone products for the food, pharmaceutical, medical and baby care industry, being much more efficient in the named applications that the optimized line of LSR.
They affirm that the use of ELASTOSIL® LR 5040 for the manufacture of silicone products does not always require postcuring, since it complies with the legal requirements, it also provides the final product with excellent mechanical properties providing greater tear resistance without the need for curing.
It also presents a great improvement in the appearance of the products since they are translucent with a pale blue background, allowing to obtain a product with an appearance of high quality and purity.
The tendency to turn yellow after curing is minimized.
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