GSDI, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation, has launched Silcosperse 500 disperson to help customers enhance the heat resistance to improve High Consistency Silicone Rubber (HCR) performance in specialized, high-temperature applications.
Silcosperse 500 dispersions increase the heat stability of HCR silicone formulations to withstand temperatures up to 500°F (260°C), improving suitability for a wide range of market applications in the automotive, aerospace and appliances industries. Examples include seals, covers, insulators, gaskets and O-rings.
Independent test results demonstrate zero compromise in processability and thermal performance when compared to traditional rare earth element-based technologies. In addition, Silcosperse 500 dispersion is formulated for faster weigh up and integration during manufacturing to deliver operating efficiencies and total systems cost reduction.
Silcosperse 500 dispersion is supplied as a millable dispersion gum to eliminate the problems associated with messy, hard-to-handle alternatives. It is available in quantities as low as 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) to allow for smaller volume, niche applications and inventory optimization.
PolyOne will showcase Silcosperse 500 dispersion and additional GSDI solutions at K 2013 in Düsseldorf from 16–23 October (Stand J13, Hall 8a).
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