April 22

This months newsletter highlights Silicone Expo's latest show news, industry and exhibitor news, Silicone Sessions with Amit Malhotra, exhibitor spotlight, and product showcases.

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         Welcoming our latest show exhibitors and supporters.


We are delighted to share that the Silicone Expo USA "Agenda at a Glance" will be
released on Wednesday, April 27th!


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Meet Silicone Expo Advisory Board Member Tim Higgins of Momentive.
Specializing in Transportation & Infrastructure, Tim is known for his unwillingness to back down on a problem and his collaborative approach to business.


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Featuring USA exhibitor and sponsor, Cri-Sil Silicone Technologies who specialize in custom silicone materials
CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies is an independent manufacturer and leader in high-quality silicone products. Since 1994, we have supplied fabricators across nearly every market with custom HCR & RTV silicones, fluoro-silicones, additives, and bases.  Examples of some of these markets include automotive, aerospace and defense, electrical, mass transit, rollers, and healthcare.  For most of the markets listed, we have several durometers and colors available.

In addition to the wide range of durometers and colors, we can tailor most materials to exhibit a wide range of property improvements.  These improvements include, but are not limited to, extreme temperature resistance, high voltage resistance, flame resistance, high release qualities, and many more.

CRI-SIL also offers unparalleled technical support and material development. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with excellent customer service and quick turnaround times.

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European Exhibitor Merefsa showcases their Inflatable Silicone Seals.

Specialized in the manufacture and supply of custom silicone extrusion profiles, we can develop from physical sample or drawing any project; with hardness from 20 to 85 Shore A in any basic colour and RAL as well as special formulations of high mechanical strength and working range in temperatures from -90ºC to +315ºC. Complying with the atoxicity regulations FDA and BfR and according to EN 45545 Part 2.

Our large experience allows us to design and produce any type of profile, metallic or silicone valves, and custom-made dynamic seals providing total sealing against gases, liquids, and solids. We manufacture inflatable seals with any shape that can expand with axial or radial movements towards inwards or outwards.

Exclusive vulcanization process, using the same seal material, ensures great resistance to pressure and a higher number of inflation cycles.
A large stock of common design dies allows us to reduce delivery times and costs.

Our pneumatic seals can be inflated with a high-quality metal valve available in two standard lengths and can be custom machined to any geometry and size. Moulded silicone hose is also possible.

Impeccable sealing solutions in spaces that may vary and need fast assembly: clean room watertight doors and any type of industrial application of fastening, clamping, lifting or pressure.

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Commercial Director Nathan Reuby has a discussion with Advisory Board Member Amit Malhotra about the impact of his new company Romakk in the emerging Indian silicone market and his perspective on taking part in the inaugural Silicone Expo USA.


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     Featuring Silicone Expo partner, Gasket Fabricators Association - GFA


The GFA is an energetic and forward-thinking trade association comprised of organizations of all sizes who are involved in the gasket industry. Our membership of fabricators and suppliers benefits from industry insights and forecasts, tailored learning opportunities, collaborative discussions and valuable live networking.

The GFA is where the gasket industry’s leaders and managers come together to be inspired and spark ideas about innovation, sustainability and growth.

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          ACE Products changes name to ACE Laboratories

ACE said the change reflects its significant growth and the expansion of its extensive testing, consulting, research and development capabilities.

ACE founder and CEO Erick Sharp says, "We’re growing very quickly - adding new team members, new testing methods, innovative new equipment and more services - so we chose a name that reflects the thriving business we are, working with clients throughout the United States and around the world."

Trelleborg Group has finalizes the acquisition of the US-based US healthcare & medical company, EirMed, LLC.

President of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area, Peter Hahn says "EirMed is a welcome addition in our process of building a larger and more complete offering in healthcare & medical. The market for technical polymer-based precision components is a strategically important area for us. The acquisition gives us access to new markets, applications and customers, while EirMed’s solutions will gain access to our broad sales channels. The company also has exciting development projects in bioresorbable polymers."