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 Silicone Print Technology Shake-Up Announced by General Silicones

Silicone Print Technology Shake-Up Announced by General Silicones

Silicone Print Technology Shake-Up Announced by General Silicones

Putting Away the Constraints of Silicone Silkscreen and Pad Printing

  

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.

 Compo-SiL® Introducing an Easy Path to Plastic Footprint Reduction for Manufacturers

Compo-SiL® Introducing an Easy Path to Plastic Footprint Reduction for Manufacturers

Compo-SiL® Introducing an Easy Path to Plastic Footprint Reduction for Manufacturers

Mass Production Friendly Silicone Rubber Solves Risks of Micro-plastics at the End of Product Life

Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 17, 2020 - General Silicones Co. Ltd. (GS), based in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, acknowledges that manufacturers are now looking for plastic alternatives to improve the sustainability of their product. Thanks to the fact that silicone is a sustainable alternative to plastic, these companies can now take advantage of silicone's well-known benefits as an eco-friendly alternative material. Compo-SiL® by General Silicones are silicone sheets with a thin modified layer made of Polyurethane (PU). The PU modified layer is easy to apply using a diverse selection of adhesives, allowing the quick and easy integration of Compo-SiL® to existing mass production processes.

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