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 In-Mold Decoration Film Innovation with Compo-SiL®

In-Mold Decoration Film Innovation with Compo-SiL®

In-Mold Decoration Film Innovation with Compo-SiL®

Silicone-based In-mold and Out-mold Decoration Films Are Pushing the Envelope

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 27, 2022 - General Silicones (GS), an expert manufacturer of silicone products with 50 years of experience, is announcing the availability of its new product line of decorative film laminates based on its Compo-SiL® technology. Compo-SiL® silicone solves the problem of the adhesion of cured silicone rubber films to surfaces. The patented technology creates firm and durable adhesion to most surfaces during in-mold decoration (IMD) and out-mold decoration (OMD) processes.

Advantages of Silicone-Based Decorative Films for IMD/OMD

The unique properties of silicone rubber, in combination with the Compo-SiL® technology, allow IMD/OMD providers to supply their customers with a new range of surface properties and more flexibility in decoration.

GS manufactures Compo-SiL® decorative film with visual, tactile, and material properties that traditional decorative film cannot achieve.

Examples of silicone rubber film properties:

  • Various leather types look and feel
  • Custom surface textures (Wood, Metallic, Matte, etc.)
  • Custom colors
  • Digitally printed texts and designs
  • Antiviral and antibacterial surfaces
  • Fire retardant properties
  • Anti-Slip surfaces
  • Haptic touch HMI interfaces

Unlike thermal-plastic film, the thermal-set silicone rubber of Compo-SiL® film offers the added benefit that surface trim won't disappear during thermoforming.

Silicone Rubber Film Withstands Harsh Environments

Plastic material quickly deteriorates from UV, water, and heat exposure in outdoor conditions. The high resistance to water, heat, cold, and UV light of silicone rubber gives brands creating products used in harsh outdoor environments to have decorations and logos that do not risk deterioration from environmental factors.

On-Site Digital Decorative Printing

Compo-SiL® decorative film can be shipped in rolls as a transparent film. The client digitally prints his customers desired designs on-site using standard digital printers. Testing different design concepts and creative ideas are now additional services mold companies can offer to their customer thanks to the flexibility of on-site printing.

 Halogen Free Flame Retardant Sheets and Surface Materials Innovation Through Compo-SiL®

Halogen Free Flame Retardant Sheets and Surface Materials Innovation Through Compo-SiL®

Halogen Free Flame Retardant Sheets and Surface Materials Innovation Through Compo-SiL®

Laminable Sheets Adding Fire Safety to Products and Applications

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 27, 2022 - General Silicones (GS), an expert manufacturer of silicone products with 50 years of experience, is announcing the availability of its new product line of flame retardant silicone rubber sheets. The new custom Compo-SiL® product is made from custom UL 94-V0 silicone raw material and is enhanced with GS's patented Compo-SiL® technology for easy and fast adhesion to any surface.

Easy Adhesion to Any Surface

Wider use of silicone rubber was so far hampered by the lack of adhesion of cured silicone rubber.

Compo-SiL® by GS has an ultra-thin extra layer added to the silicone rubber, allowing for simple and easy adhesion to nearly any surface using standard PUR or hot-melt adhesives.

Sustainability and Environmentally Friendly

Compo-SiL® flame retardant sheets have low sensitivity to external heat flux, low heat release rates (HRR), and low yields of carbon monoxide emission when exposed to fire.

As a halogen-free flame retardant material, Compo-SiL® sheets produce little smoke during burning and do not produce any hazardous gases, safeguarding both human health and the environment.

The slow burning properties and the low, non-toxic smoke of the Compo-SiL® material buys individuals precious time to escape into safety.

Protection for Fire Safety Gloves and Textiles

When exposed to fire, the flame retardant silicone rubber will become a hard ceramic that withstands very high temperatures and does not conduct heat or electricity.

Textile manufacturers can now benefit from silicone's properties by easily integrating Compo-SiL® sheets into existing roll-to-roll mass production processes to fire-proof textiles or cut them to size for bonding to glove surfaces or other applications.

Fire Protective Leather Covers in Public Spaces

As an experienced manufacturer, GS produces sheets with leather embossing and custom coloring. Compo-SiL® fire-proof vegan leather can be used as a protective and environmentally friendly cover for public transportation, hospitality, and other situations with similar fire protection requirements.

 Superior Silicone Leather for Steering Wheels & Covers by Compo-SiL®

Superior Silicone Leather for Steering Wheels & Covers by Compo-SiL®

Superior Silicone Leather for Steering Wheels & Covers by Compo-SiL®

Durable Vegan Anti-Slip Leather Functional Surfaces with Customizable Color, Texture, and Optional Antiviral Properties

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 13, 2022 - General Silicones (GS), an expert manufacturer of silicone products, shares how its Compo-SiL® silicone vegan leather is an excellent material for manufacturers of steering wheel cover and wheels.

Adding antiviral and antibacterial properties to the material allows clients to provide extra benefits to customers.

Durable Heat and UV Resistant Steering Wheel Covers

Common steering wheel covers are made from PU leather, a material that quickly cracks and ages under UV light and outdoor parking during the summer heat. Compo-SiL® vegan leather sheets are made from silicone rubber, which is inert to UV radiation.

Compo-SiL® silicone rubber is weather resistant. It does not soften under high temperatures or crack under sub-zero temperatures. The material is resistant to hydrolysis from rain, seawater, and sweat, making it ideal for outdoor vehicles and marine use.

Car and steering wheel brands benefit from Compo-SiL®’s resistance to perspiration, fuel, and oils to provide customers a consistent experience without the risk of degradation even under heavy professional use.

Additional benefits of Compo-SiL® are that the leather material is odorless, anti-allergic, and does not contain any solvents that could leak into the sweat of the user's hands.

In professional settings, where the steering wheel is without protection by windshields, such as heavy equipment, and in marine environments, that inertness to direct sunlight, rain, heat, and cold make Compo-SiL® a preferred material.

Custom Colors, Patterns, and Embossments for Steering Wheel Covers

Compo-SiL® vegan leather can be customized to customers' color requirements and adjusts the haptic sensation, embossment, and surface patterns to the provisions of each project. With over 50 years of silicone manufacturing experience, GS can customize the look and feel of the leather to match the requirements of basic styles to luxury brands.

 Skin-Friendly Synthetic Leather for Greener Consumer Electronics for the Metaverse

Skin-Friendly Synthetic Leather for Greener Consumer Electronics for the Metaverse

Skin-Friendly Synthetic Leather for Greener Consumer Electronics

for the Metaverse 

Aging Resistant Silicone Alternative to PU and other Faux Leathers

Hsinchu, Taiwan, November 19, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) releases today its VL301 Silicone Velvet Leather. The soft, velvet-like touch makes the leather material ideal for consumer electronics like headsets, AR/VR glasses and gloves for the metaverse, and other consumer electronics that often get exposed to the wearer's skin.

                

 New Film for Antimicrobial Surface Protection in Healthcare

New Film for Antimicrobial Surface Protection in Healthcare

New Film for Antimicrobial Surface Protection in Healthcare 

Preventing the Spread of Viruses, Fungi, and Bacteria Through Surfaces at Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 9, 2021 - General Silicones (GS), an expert manufacturer of silicone products, shares how its silicone rubber film with antiviral and antibacterial properties is a simple solution for adding protection to exposed surfaces. As a supplier of medical grade silicone parts with over 50 years in experience, GS took on the challenge to support the healthcare industry with new means to easily add protection against viruses, bacteria, and fungi on high touch surfaces.

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has shown how viruses and bacteria must be prevented from spreading through healthcare facilities as early as possible. Surfaces with active ingredients are a tool of growing importance to help suppress the spread of increasingly resistant and dangerous microbes, as even the most frequent cleaning regimen cannot prevent contamination. Hospitals and healthcare facilities can now apply protective antimicrobial silicone rubber film from General Silicones to high-touch surfaces frequently used by patients and visitors.

Healthcare application

 Antiviral Silicone Rubber Sheets for Protective Covers Launched by General Silicones

Antiviral Silicone Rubber Sheets for Protective Covers Launched by General Silicones

Antiviral Silicone Rubber Sheets for Protective Covers Launched by General Silicones

Passing of Stringent ISO 21702:2019 Antiviral Test Confirmed

Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 19, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) is proud to share that its antiviral silicone rubber sheets passed the strict ISO 21702:2019 test performed by BOKEN (SGS) laboratories. The examination is one of the most demanding tests to verify the antiviral properties of non-porous surfaces. The confirmation of the antiviral properties neatly adds to the recently announces verification of the antifungal properties of the silicone rubber and the antibacterial properties of the silicone. Using its 50 years of experience in silicone manufacturing, the antiviral silicone formulated by GS prevents the growth of microbes and viruses and reduces their survival time on the silicone rubber surface significantly. 
Antiviral Silicone

 Antifungal Silicone Rubber Sheet Compo-SiL® Passes ASTM G21 Certification

Antifungal Silicone Rubber Sheet Compo-SiL® Passes ASTM G21 Certification

Antifungal Silicone Rubber Sheet Compo-SiL® Passes ASTM G21 Certification

Antifungal Silicone Sheets for Protective Coatings

Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 6, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares that its antifungal silicone rubber sheet product line was certified by SGS Hardline Laboratory in Taiwan to pass the ASTM G21 test. With this certification and the previous certification for the antibacterial properties of its silicone rubber, General Silicones offers customers a unique patented solution to use its Compo-SiL® rubber sheets for situations that benefit from the added protection against dangerous microbes.

Antifungal Silicone

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