Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 20, 2021 - Taiwanese silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares it is joining the ranks of suppliers of eco-friendly, plastic-free vegan leather products. Global demand for vegan leather products is steadily on the rise.
Vegan leather means for GS to be part of the manufacturing evolution to change to processes that do not use resources in harmful ways, or hurt animals, or produce pollution that affects our next generations. As a manufacturer, GS is pleased to provide its partners and clients a means to create products that do not need to rely on animal cruelty and offer a greener alternative.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, March 5, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares that its silicone rubber sheet products, including Compo-SiL® silicone rubber sheets, are now available in medical grade quality with certified antibacterial properties. The sheets are shipped in rolls that can be stored, cut, and applied using roll-to-roll processes or individually using standard adhesives in existing product lines for mass production.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, February18, 2021 - General Silicones (GS), a steering committee member for flexible electronics at SEMI Taiwan, is announcing it will share innovations in silicone material for flexible electronics manufacturing at the Flex 2021 Virtual Conference on February 23.
The presentation will be held during the session of Flexible Materials & Technology From Asia at 4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) by Dr. Anupam Mukherjee, Technical Director at the R&D Center of General Silicones.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, February9, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares how its Compo-SiL® technology is a new alternative to heat transfer printing or silicone-based ink printing. Bulk Fabric Printing and Wholesale companies see an increased demand for silicone logo prints due to silicone material's eco-friendly properties. With consumer scrutiny focusing on green product specifications, apparel and sports brands need an eco-friendly solution. Using silicone ink for printing is an approach often used. But so far, silicone ink printing technology does not allow for shades and complicated patterns and requires time and labor-intensive processes.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 4, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) reports how its Compo-SiL® technology opens new possibilities for integrating elastic anti-slip silicone to clothing brands. The garment industry is currently relying on textile and sewing supplies manufacturers to integrate silicone dots on elastic bands to provide anti-slip functionality without elastic grippers' allergy issues. General Silicones' manufactures innovative anti-slip tapes with custom degrees of elasticity and softness using its patented Compo-SiL® technology. General Silicones provides tunability in material properties such as elongation, softness, and elasticity of the silicone to match the base material's properties for stretch fabric, laces, and narrow fabric bands. Compo-SiL® is the only silicone rubber on the market that allows for easy printing, custom textures, and ships with an ultra-thin PU layer. This PU layer allows for digital printing and enables textile factories to easily apply the tape to their fabric using HMA and PU adhesives, reducing the time required for mass production.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 28, 2021 - Experienced silicone product maker, General Silicones (GS), shares how its Compo-SiL® technology allows for innovation in sporting glove design.
Thanks to athletes' incredible feats, the benefits of silicone rubber-based "sticky" sporting gloves received coverage by major news outlets. The increased occurrence of single-handed catches in American football even led The New York Times to request the MIT Sports Lab to study silicone football gloves stickiness.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 26, 2021 - Experienced silicone product maker, General Silicones (GS), is proud to share how its Compo-SiL® technology creates a new method for silicone printing. So far, printing on silicone is constrained by the low wettability of silicone. Only silicone-based inks adhere to silicone base material without additional costly pre-treatment methods. Even so, printing is limited and constrained by silicone ink's properties and technical challenges.
Some manufacturers chose to use electrical corona discharge, flame treatment, cold gas plasma, and ultraviolet irradiation as pre-treatment methods to bond with silicone. Those treatments are hard to control; excessive oxidization can affect downstream product assembly and aging of the treated surfaces. The costs and limitations of such treatments make them only a viable solution under specific circumstances.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, January14, 2021 - Experienced silicone product maker, General Silicones (GS), announces a solution for using hot-melt adhesives (HMA) with silicone rubber sheets during factory mass production. Over the past decades, the use of hot melt adhesives grew in importance for product assembly. A growing number of industries are relying on HMA. Industry forecasts project continuous growth of HMA use for the coming years.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, December29, 2020 - Experienced silicone product maker, General Silicones (GS), confirms the compatibility of its Compo-SiL® silicone rubber sheets with standard PUR adhesives. Many unique silicone properties, such as UV stability, usability in high and low temperature, electric discharge safety, make it an ideal material. But the extreme difficulty of bonding cured silicone to other surfaces prevents silicone from broader use.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 17, 2020 - General Silicones Co. Ltd. (GS), based in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, acknowledges that manufacturers are now looking for plastic alternatives to improve the sustainability of their product. Thanks to the fact that silicone is a sustainable alternative to plastic, these companies can now take advantage of silicone's well-known benefits as an eco-friendly alternative material. Compo-SiL® by General Silicones are silicone sheets with a thin modified layer made of Polyurethane (PU). The PU modified layer is easy to apply using a diverse selection of adhesives, allowing the quick and easy integration of Compo-SiL® to existing mass production processes.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 03, 2020 - General Silicones Co., Ltd. (GS), a company based in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, is pleased to announce the celebration of their 50th anniversary in the industry. GS was founded in 1970 and is not just a major distributor of silicone materials, but also of an active manufacturer of silicone products with international certifications. A key example of GS focusing on contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society is Compo-SiL® technology for improving silicone adhesion and bonding using sustainable technology.
“Our company is continuing its efforts to expand overseas operations, and the Group is actively developing sustainable, non-toxic, non-hazardous, green and environmentally friendly products to achieve the Group's sacred mission of helping improve our life quality and leave the next generation a pollution-free environment.” said Michael Lin, President and CEO of GS.
Hsinchu, Taiwan, November 17, 2020 - Experienced silicone products maker, General Silicones (GS), is introducing its Compo-SiL® technology to the market. Compo-SiL® solves the critical problem of the low surface energy of cured silicone by enhancing the surface energy with the help of an ultra-thin PU-based modified layer. This innovation allows the process and bonding of cured silicone efficiently during mass production with surfaces safely and in a lasting way.