Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 20, 2021- General Silicones (GS) is announcing that the company is sharing five of its Compo-SiL® technology breakthroughs through a virtual exhibit at the Innovate 2021 virtual exhibition organized by the World Textile Information Network this October 25 through 29.
Throughout the event, GS shares how the critical breakthrough applications of its silicone technology can be used as a game-changer for new product development and manufacturing for textile brands.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, Sept 23, 2021 - General Silicones (GS), a member of FlexTech Taiwan steering committee, is announcing it will share how innovations in silicone material properties allow for the mass production and integration of smart surfaces in the automotive sector. The presentation will be held by Dr. Anupam Mukherjee, Technical Director at the R&D Center of General Silicones, at the Smart Automotive Surfaces 2021 conference on October 7.
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.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 31, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) is sharing information on how its vegan leather material made of silicone rubber is an attractive material for use in public transport. Vast numbers of daily passengers frequently use the public transportation systems in the major cities of this world. Even the most stringent cleaning efforts will not prevent surfaces from being quickly touched by many passengers.
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.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 12, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) is incredibly proud to announce that matériO', the leading French resource for new materials, selected several samples from GS to be listed in their database of innovative materials. MatériO' is a resource independent from manufacturers that is only financed through the contribution of its members. It serves product designers and engineers from various industries, including luxury, fashion, automotive, cosmetics, sports, architecture, consumer products, and more. With local display rooms in 8 countries matériO' is a top resource for leading global brands.
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.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 6th, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) is proud to share its Compo-SiL® technology is successfully used by Taiwan touch switch solution provider COCHIEF to create new and innovative solutions for interfaces requiring touch sensor controls.
With the ongoing AI and IoT revolution, the integration of human-machine interfaces is bound to go beyond consumer electronic products and will be in products and devices as various as automotive dashboards to provide new means of interaction and control.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, June 25, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares how its Compo-SiL® technology is a green alternative to toxic leather and leatherette materials used for marine upholstery. The extreme environment of the marine environment so far required upholstery companies to rely on faux leather products based on expanded vinyl. Unfortunately, those products are a mix of vinyl plastic and a high percentage of PVC, a plastic notorious for its toxicity during manufacturing, disposal, and as a microplastic source.
Michael Lin, CEO of GS, said: "The unique chemistry of silicone rubber makes it a green and ideal material for extreme outdoor environments. I'm proud to see how our Compo-SiL® adhesion technology allows bringing those advantages to the nautical world".
Hsinchu, Taiwan, June 10, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) reports how its Compo-SiL® technology presents brands and manufacturers of baby and infant products with new technology for adding antibacterial properties to their goods.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, June 3rd, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) is proud to share the creation of luxury fashion handbags and tote bags using Compo-SiL® vegan leather. The prototypes are designed and manufactured by an experienced local OEM bag manufacturer.
It was the first time for the manufacturing partner to use silicone-based vegan leather. "It was a pleasant surprise how easy it was for our manufacturing partner to work with Compo-SiL® vegan leather." Allen Yang, Head of Business Development of GS said. "Thanks to our patented technology, the bag maker combined our silicone leather without difficulty to the bag's different inner material with HMA adhesives." Compo-SiL® is the only silicone rubber vegan leather that accepts adhesion with HMA adhesives, giving designers the opportunity to explore the many advantages silicone rubber can add to products to the fullest. The prototypes were created to demonstrate that Compo-SiL® is an excellent vegan fabric for the luxury fashion industry."
Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 20, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) reports how automotive components makers start using its Compo-SiL® technology. In the automotive market, the trend progresses to simplify human-machine interaction (HMI) by giving surfaces in the cockpit smart functionalities. Intelligent cockpits provide ambient lighting, enhance interior design, display information, and integrate control functions through virtual buttons and sliders with haptic feedback.