Hsinchu, Taiwan, June 3rd, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) is proud to share the creation of luxury fashion handbags and tote bags using Compo-SiL® vegan leather. The prototypes are designed and manufactured by an experienced local OEM bag manufacturer.
It was the first time for the manufacturing partner to use silicone-based vegan leather. "It was a pleasant surprise how easy it was for our manufacturing partner to work with Compo-SiL® vegan leather." Allen Yang, Head of Business Development of GS said. "Thanks to our patented technology, the bag maker combined our silicone leather without difficulty to the bag's different inner material with HMA adhesives." Compo-SiL® is the only silicone rubber vegan leather that accepts adhesion with HMA adhesives, giving designers the opportunity to explore the many advantages silicone rubber can add to products to the fullest. The prototypes were created to demonstrate that Compo-SiL® is an excellent vegan fabric for the luxury fashion industry."
Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 20, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) reports how automotive components makers start using its Compo-SiL® technology. In the automotive market, the trend progresses to simplify human-machine interaction (HMI) by giving surfaces in the cockpit smart functionalities. Intelligent cockpits provide ambient lighting, enhance interior design, display information, and integrate control functions through virtual buttons and sliders with haptic feedback.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 14, 2021 - Taiwanese manufacturer General Silicones (GS) announces its patented Compo-SiL® vegan leather fabric overcomes the barrier of silicone rubber's chemical inertness. The patented technology allows textile and product designers to quickly adhere the vegan leather material to textiles, metals, and other surfaces using standard adhesives.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 20, 2021 - Taiwanese silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares it is joining the ranks of suppliers of eco-friendly, plastic-free vegan leather products. Global demand for vegan leather products is steadily on the rise.
Vegan leather means for GS to be part of the manufacturing evolution to change to processes that do not use resources in harmful ways, or hurt animals, or produce pollution that affects our next generations. As a manufacturer, GS is pleased to provide its partners and clients a means to create products that do not need to rely on animal cruelty and offer a greener alternative.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, March 5, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares that its silicone rubber sheet products, including Compo-SiL® silicone rubber sheets, are now available in medical grade quality with certified antibacterial properties. The sheets are shipped in rolls that can be stored, cut, and applied using roll-to-roll processes or individually using standard adhesives in existing product lines for mass production.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, February18, 2021 - General Silicones (GS), a steering committee member for flexible electronics at SEMI Taiwan, is announcing it will share innovations in silicone material for flexible electronics manufacturing at the Flex 2021 Virtual Conference on February 23.
The presentation will be held during the session of Flexible Materials & Technology From Asia at 4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) by Dr. Anupam Mukherjee, Technical Director at the R&D Center of General Silicones.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, February9, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares how its Compo-SiL® technology is a new alternative to heat transfer printing or silicone-based ink printing. Bulk Fabric Printing and Wholesale companies see an increased demand for silicone logo prints due to silicone material's eco-friendly properties. With consumer scrutiny focusing on green product specifications, apparel and sports brands need an eco-friendly solution. Using silicone ink for printing is an approach often used. But so far, silicone ink printing technology does not allow for shades and complicated patterns and requires time and labor-intensive processes.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 4, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) reports how its Compo-SiL® technology opens new possibilities for integrating elastic anti-slip silicone to clothing brands. The garment industry is currently relying on textile and sewing supplies manufacturers to integrate silicone dots on elastic bands to provide anti-slip functionality without elastic grippers' allergy issues. General Silicones' manufactures innovative anti-slip tapes with custom degrees of elasticity and softness using its patented Compo-SiL® technology. General Silicones provides tunability in material properties such as elongation, softness, and elasticity of the silicone to match the base material's properties for stretch fabric, laces, and narrow fabric bands. Compo-SiL® is the only silicone rubber on the market that allows for easy printing, custom textures, and ships with an ultra-thin PU layer. This PU layer allows for digital printing and enables textile factories to easily apply the tape to their fabric using HMA and PUR adhesives, reducing the time required for mass production.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 28, 2021 - Experienced silicone product maker, General Silicones (GS), shares how its Compo-SiL® technology allows for innovation in sporting glove design.
Thanks to athletes' incredible feats, the benefits of silicone rubber-based "sticky" sporting gloves received coverage by major news outlets. The increased occurrence of single-handed catches in American football even led The New York Times to request the MIT Sports Lab to study silicone football gloves stickiness.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 26, 2021 - Experienced silicone product maker, General Silicones (GS), is proud to share how its Compo-SiL® technology creates a new method for silicone printing. So far, printing on silicone is constrained by the low wettability of silicone. Only silicone-based inks adhere to silicone base material without additional costly pre-treatment methods. Even so, printing is limited and constrained by silicone ink's properties and technical challenges.
Some manufacturers chose to use electrical corona discharge, flame treatment, cold gas plasma, and ultraviolet irradiation as pre-treatment methods to bond with silicone. Those treatments are hard to control; excessive oxidization can affect downstream product assembly and aging of the treated surfaces. The costs and limitations of such treatments make them only a viable solution under specific circumstances.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, January14, 2021 - Experienced silicone product maker, General Silicones (GS), announces a solution for using hot-melt adhesives (HMA) with silicone rubber sheets during factory mass production. Over the past decades, the use of hot melt adhesives grew in importance for product assembly. A growing number of industries are relying on HMA. Industry forecasts project continuous growth of HMA use for the coming years.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, December29, 2020 - Experienced silicone product maker, General Silicones (GS), confirms the compatibility of its Compo-SiL® silicone rubber sheets with standard PUR adhesives. Many unique silicone properties, such as UV stability, usability in high and low temperature, electric discharge safety, make it an ideal material. But the extreme difficulty of bonding cured silicone to other surfaces prevents silicone from broader use.