IMD and OMD process are widely used in almost every industry. Here are some examples for the applications:
● Automobile industry: Interior decoration
● 3C product: Phone case, mouse, AR/VR glasses, phone, TV, laptop, home appliances panel, etc.
● Medical equipment: EEG, ECG equipment, hospital beds, etc.
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.
Smart touch switch application have come to occupy increasingly important roles in everyone’s lives, from the supermarket to the kitchen, the school to the car. People use these smart touch switch devices for all manner of tasks and enhanced work efficiency.
A touch switch is a type of switch that only has to be touched by an object to operate. It is used in many lamps and wall switches that have a metal exterior as well as on public computer terminals. Now, Compo-SiL® is successfully bound to touch switch interfaces. It will be in products and devices as various as automotive dashboards to provide new means of interaction and control.
|Compo-SiL® steering wheel application|
While sustainable materials are one of the major factors to be trending, automotive interiors and driving comfort have become equally important in consumers' decisions to buy a new car. For instance, to find cruelty-free and eco-friendly alternatives to animal and faux leather, automotive experts, researchers, and manufacturers have kept researching for sustainable, lightweight, and durable materials for ages.
Vegan leather from Compo-SiL® is a sustainable material that can be easily applied to products of R2R and OMD processes. It has no adhesion or bonding issues with other materials. With Compo-SiL® technology, our vegan leather is easy to bond with the other automotive interiors parts, including steering wheel, cockpit modules, automotive seats, etc.
●Hydrolysis, humidity, and weather resistance: Compo-SiL® silicone based interiors delivers high hydrolysis resistance performance, making sure the automotive parts installed in the interiors, work well under a high humid environment. In addition, silicone has good weather resistance as well. These features make our silicone based interiors have great durability, which prolong product lifespan.
●Anti-microbial: Automotive interiors are always touched and highly exposed to sweat. As a result, automotive surfaces are highly contagious due to bacteria growing day by day, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compo-SiL® based antimicrobial automotive interior surfaces have passed antiviral testing (ISO 21702:2019), anti-bacterial testing (ISO 22196:2011), and antifungal testing (ASTM G21), solving the problem of bacteria growth.
●Flame retardance: Flame retardant material is widely applied to automotive interiors to extend the time for escaping when a fire happens. Compo-SiL® silicone based vegan leather equips with halogen-free flame retardant properties, which minimizes the harm to the environment.
●Soft and tunable elasticity: With Compo-SiL®’s tenability in hardness and elasticity of the raw materials, various surfaces and embossments for automotive interior surfaces can be designed.
●Eco-friendly: Silicones tackle the problem of greenhouse gas emissions. Its low carbon footprint and low VOCs help the sustainability of our environment. (Credit of information goes to CES Silicones Europe) Also, Compo-SiL® silicone raw materials comply with ISO 14001, RoHS, and REACH standards.
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. Due to its innovative and sustainable material, now matériO online platform can be found Compo-SiL® material.
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.
By medical technology developing, the range of healthcare and baby care application innovation rise substantially. People severe concern and is continuously rising pressure on hospitals to find, better, innovative, sustainable and human-friendly solutions. Now, silicone material Compo-SiL® comes with various benefits along with great properties. Silicones wonderful antimicrobial and chemical resistance properties make them a perfect fit for the healthcare and baby care 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.