May 22

This months newsletter highlights Silicone Expo USA's Show Preview, and Conference Agenda,
industry and exhibitor news, exhibitor spotlight, and product showcases.
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Only 3 weeks left until Huntington Place opens its doors to the
silicone industry for the very first time in Detroit.

If you purchase silicone or are looking for new silicone solutions for your business, then Silicone Expo USA is the place to be.

The official Show Preview is here and it's packed with everything you need to plan your visit to next month's show.

Look forward to the show and get excited about what awaits you - which exhibitors will you meet face-to-face, which sessions will you attend in the 2x track technical conference, and what products do you want to see in action?

All the details and more can be found in the Silicone Expo Show Preview.


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Featuring Silicone Expo USA Gold Sponsor, Novagard.

CEO Sarah Nash and the Novagard team will be exhibiting at booth #421 in Detroit.


When Sarah E. Nash took over as CEO in 2018, Novagard manufactured industrial grade silicones that were mainly sold to the construction industry. But the markets were changing and Sarah saw the broader role silicones could play in the manufacturing process.

As the world became increasingly focused on the electrification of everything, companies were looking for world class protection of their critical components. Silicones, with their superior stability, durability, and flexibility across broad temperature ranges, provide excellent insulation, vibration damping, and barrier protection against weather and other intrusions in electronics applications.

Sarah made the strategic decision to evolve Novagard to an electronics grade manufacturer of silicones, and kicked off a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment plan.

Novagard’s innovative spirit was revitalized! Their EES division transformed the electronics manufacturing process with a silicone coating that cures in mere seconds. With the broadest line of UV/dual cure alkoxyl silicones in the industry, they are the only manufacturer with multiple products IPC-CC-830C certified.

The Building Systems division revolutionized glazing throughput for window manufacturers with a rapid glazing sealant, and is entering the secondary sealant market for insulated glass with a silicone IG sealant.


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   Featuring USA and Europe exhibitor Romakk Chemicals.

Romakk Chemicals Pvt. Ltd is built with an ambitious vision to prominently  place India on the global Silicone map. Sharing this common vision, five enterprising entrepreneurs from Rossari, McCoy and KK Chemicals groups have come together to bring in their 25 years of experience and expertise in the field of Specialty Silicones to form one entity- Romakk Chemicals [Ro-Rossari Ma-McCoy Kk-KK Chemical Industries].

We are an ISO 9001:2015 and GMP certified company specialising in developing, manufacturing, and selling silicone oils, derivatives, and emulsions. Being among  India's largest Specialty Silicone Chemicals manufacturer we are a one-stop sourcing solution for global markets. For decades, we have served silicone needs of a wide range of industries, such as textiles, personal care, health care, rubber, agriculture, and more.

In addition to our expansive production capabilities, we offer state-of-the-art research and development carried out by the Government Of India-recognised and ANSI-certified R&D laboratory.Being fully equipped for advanced testing and research, the R&D Lab focuses on new formulations and customer collaborative product development.

We strive to  achieve excellence through agility, quality, consistency and cost competitive Silicone products. Dedicated to doing good business, we aim to become the most influential Silicone company in the world.

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 The Official Silicone Expo USA 2022 Technical Conference Agenda is here!

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Featuring USA Exhibitor Sateco. A family owned, world leading manufacturer of high precision, multi-functional, compression molded, silicone rubber keypads,
and silicone force sensors.
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The Sateco Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of high precision, multi-functional, compression molded, silicone rubber keypads, and silicone force sensors. For more than 20 years, Sateco has used innovative technology to create customized solutions, setting the standard in haptic controls and switches for some of the most high-profile companies in the transportation and commercial industries.

This family-owned company with approx. 800 employees is headquartered in Schwerzenbach, Switzerland and maintains subsidiaries in Europe, the U.S., and Asia. . With our best in class compression molding technology, IATF level quality systems and immense innovation strength, Sateco is always open to new opportunities that would add tangible value for its customers.

In addition to the core keypad products we supply, our silicone force sensors have potential applications in a wide variety of industries, please stop by our booth to start the conversation about our capabilities and the potential for collaboration.  

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Meet Silicone Expo Advisory Board Member Mariya Cameron, Founder & Silicone Solutionist of 14th ELMT.

Her passion is serving the amputee population with functional, beautiful and innovative prosthetic limbs. Empowering clinicians with the best choices in customization for each unique limb brings me enormous gratification.



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    WACKER Increases Global Production Capability for Silicone Rubber

To meet growing demand for silicone rubber, Wacker Chemie AG is accelerating the expansion of its production capacities. Investment projects to this end are either in the planning stage or are nearing completion. Significant capacity expansions for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) will be available in the second half of this year, and will come into full effect in 2023.

Increasing production volumes for high consistency rubber (HCR) are also scheduled. With expansion measures at several other sites, WACKER will gradually in¬crease its capacities for HCR and LSR grades significantly in the next few years. Over €100 million have been earmarked for this capacity boost.
    WACKER Prepares to Expand Its Silicon Metal Production in Norway

Wacker Chemie AG is preparing to expand its production capacity for silicon metal at Holla, Norway. The Munich-based chemical company has already started a feasibility study to this effect. The construction of a new furnace is planned, which will increase capacity in Holla by around 50 percent of its current level.

The feasibility study also examines how the infrastructure in Holla can be developed in order to accommodate any further expansion measures in the future. To this end, consultations are also being held with the local authorities on the adapted zoning plan and with energy suppliers. If these preparations are completed as planned and the expansion measures are approved by the authorities, the decision to build the new furnace could be taken toward the end of the year. It would then be scheduled for completion in 2025.

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) Receives Second Certificate of Compliance for USP Class VI Silicones

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently received a certificate of compliance (COC) from NAMSA, the world’s leading MedTech Contract Research Organization, for a 10-durometer silicone test article that passed USP Biological Reactivity Tests, In Vivo for USP Plastics Class VI.  

This is the second material in our SSP2390 family of USP Class VI silicones to receive a NAMSA COC. The first was for a 50-durometer test article that passed this same group of tests, which are performed on living organisms to demonstrate biocompatibility.

Silicone Wristbands Track Firefighters’ Exposure to Harmful Chemical

Firefighters have a 9 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14 percent higher risk of dying from the disease than the general adult U.S. population, according to studies by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and other agencies.

Recent research by scientists at Duke University could give doctors and public health officials a new tool for tracking firefighters’ exposures to cancer-causing chemicals and determining where and when the risks might be greatest.