With the continuous advancement in technology along with civil, marine, railway, and aviation engineering, modern
transportation has become faster, more comfortable, reliable, and efficient. It has not only increased the flow of passengers
worldwide but also raised their expectations in terms of health, comfort, and security, which eventually demands the materials
to perform better. Compo-SiL® based silicone products can be seen as modern futuristic raw materials for the transportation
industries, and could help lengthen the lifetime of the vehicles. Because it has already been proven to be an apt material with
properties like high durability, non toxicity, flame retardant, and resistance to UV rays, ozone, extreme temperature variations,
particular chemicals, and moisture. As silicone parts and products are relatively light weight, thus contribute to vehicle weight
reduction, which results in enhancing fuel efficiency and lowering pollutants emissions (mainly CO2).
Silicone technology has revolutionized the textile industry starting from creating functional fabrics, intelligent textiles to textile
manufacturing process. It has always been one of the main factors to satisfy the demands and requirements of the customers
in sports and apparel applications. Even though liquid silicone process is widely used in the textile industry, but it comes with
many drawbacks like material handling and liquid silicone penetrating into textile fabric and consequently altering its
properties. Nevertherless, Compo-SiL®, a patented technology by General Silicones, not only overcomes these drawbacks,
but also delivers extra values added through roll-to-roll process and textile binding capability for the same demands.
Selecting a high-quality elastomer for medical and healthcare applications can be a very critical and challenging. A range of
material properties and their processing must be evaluated carefully in order to meet the required performance, specification,
and budget limiation. Because the choice of inferior material may result in losses of time, money, and projects' resources.
Since 1960s, silicone rubber has been widely used in the medical industry for diverse applications. Compo-SiL® based silicone
products comes with an added advantage along with the great silicone properties. The superior biocompatible and
sustainable properties make it a perfect fit for medical and healthcare industry.
Consumers in this new changing world opt for higher quality, more durable and long-lasting products rather than their inferior
counterparts. As they have been more cautious about health and safety, the raw materials must be environment friendly,
biocompatible and sustainable along with the above mentioned properties. Compo-SiL® based silicone products meet all the
requirements for the same demand.
Silicone is one of the material of choice, and widely recognized in large scale application industries like health care,
electronics, automotive, aerospace, industrial assembly, construction, textile, consumer, etc. However, there was a long-time
key problem with cured silicone surface showing high inertness to bind with any other functional materials, except for using
adhesive or plasma bonding.
Following an extensive research and innovative patented technology, General Silicones has solved the key problem
mentioned by developing Compo-SiL® substrate, which provides a dual solution for printability and laminability at a same time.
Compo-SiL® is an innovative substrate with diverse applications that having silicone along with a printable and laminable.
Compo-SiL® based laminable flame retardant silicone sheet can be roll-to-roll bonded with different flame resistant fabric using PUR and adhesives. It fulfills the requirement of UL 94-V0 flammability standard and is one of the best choices for safety protection materials through innovative patented technology combining silicone and PU interfaces. Fire safety in many applications is highly required as it is mandatory to ensure the emergency systems like alarms, emergency lightning, and automatic doors on escape doors should be working properly. Flame retardant silicone rubber is a great solution for this.
Because when exposed to fire, Compo-SiL® based flame retardant becomes a hard ceramic which can withstand up to a very high temperature, and comes together with electrically insulating behavior. Furthermore, it's still safe for the environment after
burning as it turns into non-toxic byproducts, such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and silica. Using as wearable protective gears for the fire fighters also opens up a huge application area. As a surface material for fire fighting or electric welding