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December 2004 | Issue 4





Situation: A global electronics connector manufacturer relied Dow Corning's chemical expertise to help them quickly upgrade Hong Kong High Consistency Rubber (HCR) molding operations to include a custom Silastic® Fluorosilicone Rubber (FSR) formulation.
Problem: To reduce their costs, a leader in the electronics industry subcontracted the fabrication of connector seals for heavy construction and mining equipment. The subcontractor's current molding and mold making technology is designed for HCR. It's critical that the molded parts for this type of application deliver specific fuel and oil resistance properties. Only FSR material can fulfill these needs and they must now quickly and economically convert the fabricator's molding operations from HCR to FSR.
Solution: Dow Corning US and Chinese teams worked in close collaboration with the manufacturer and the fabricator to create an exact solution. They developed a customized Silastic Fluorosilicone Rubber (FSR) compound that could be fabricated on the current molding operations. The formulation included an innovative mold release agent which, by minimizing tearing enabled the fabricator to meet and exceed production targets. In addition, the fabricator relied on Dow Corning for material training to supervise the initial product trials.
Dow Corning Engineered Elastomers Serves China
Processing Methods Expertise - Molding
Additives - A Choice of Pigments and Color Masterbatches
Materials - Oil and Fuel Resistance for Demanding Applications
Whether you are looking to seize an emerging business opportunity, launch a product, solve a manufacturing problem, or expand into new geographies, talk
to us for a flexible, solutions-focused approach to your business. Our expertise stretches far beyond elastomers.

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Sincerely,

Bret Dove
Customer Support Team
Engineered Elastomers Industry
Why Silastic FSR is the material of choice for virtually any heavy construction, mining, or automotive equipment application:
Provides extreme high and low temperature resistance and weather
(UV and ozone) advantages while continually exposed to hydrocarbons
Backed by Dow Corning expertise that enables custom compound formulation requests based on your specific needs
Delivers a complete range of innovative, physical and performance characteristics
Technical Article:
Accelerate Your Manufacturing Process With Silastic Liquid FSR Produce rubber parts more efficiently and economically with fast cycle times, clean operation and automated processing.
Data Sheets:
Silastic FSR Compounds for "Fuel System Diaphragms & Seals Applications".
Silastic FSR Bases and Compounds
Find and download Silastic FSR products/data sheets for your application.
Q: Is Silastic FSR a cost effective alternative for a fabricator working on a number of high-volume FSR applications involving solvents, automotive fuels and engine oils?

A: FSR offers the advantages of exceptional design efficiency and processing flexibility, including molding, extrusion, calendering and fabric coating. In addition, Dow Corning can develop customized cost-effective formulations and advanced production technology for faster and simpler manufacturing.

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December 2004 | Issue 4





Situation: A global electronics connector manufacturer relied Dow Corning's chemical expertise to help them quickly upgrade Hong Kong High Consistency Rubber (HCR) molding operations to include a custom Silastic® Fluorosilicone Rubber (FSR) formulation.
Problem: To reduce their costs, a leader in the electronics industry subcontracted the fabrication of connector seals for heavy construction and mining equipment. The subcontractor's current molding and mold making technology is designed for HCR. It's critical that the molded parts for this type of application deliver specific fuel and oil resistance properties. Only FSR material can fulfill these needs and they must now quickly and economically convert the fabricator's molding operations from HCR to FSR.
Solution: Dow Corning US and Chinese teams worked in close collaboration with the manufacturer and the fabricator to create an exact solution. They developed a customized Silastic Fluorosilicone Rubber (FSR) compound that could be fabricated on the current molding operations. The formulation included an innovative mold release agent which, by minimizing tearing enabled the fabricator to meet and exceed production targets. In addition, the fabricator relied on Dow Corning for material training to supervise the initial product trials.
Dow Corning Engineered Elastomers Serves China
Processing Methods Expertise - Molding
Additives - A Choice of Pigments and Color Masterbatches
Materials - Oil and Fuel Resistance for Demanding Applications
Whether you are looking to seize an emerging business opportunity, launch a product, solve a manufacturing problem, or expand into new geographies, talk
to us for a flexible, solutions-focused approach to your business. Our expertise stretches far beyond elastomers.

Submit your question today and see what Dow Corning can do for you.

View all Services available to you.

Sincerely,

Bret Dove
Customer Support Team
Engineered Elastomers Industry
Why Silastic FSR is the material of choice for virtually any heavy construction, mining, or automotive equipment application:
Provides extreme high and low temperature resistance and weather
(UV and ozone) advantages while continually exposed to hydrocarbons
Backed by Dow Corning expertise that enables custom compound formulation requests based on your specific needs
Delivers a complete range of innovative, physical and performance characteristics
Technical Article:
Accelerate Your Manufacturing Process With Silastic Liquid FSR Produce rubber parts more efficiently and economically with fast cycle times, clean operation and automated processing.
Data Sheets:
Silastic FSR Compounds for "Fuel System Diaphragms & Seals Applications".
Silastic FSR Bases and Compounds
Find and download Silastic FSR products/data sheets for your application.
Q: Is Silastic FSR a cost effective alternative for a fabricator working on a number of high-volume FSR applications involving solvents, automotive fuels and engine oils?

A: FSR offers the advantages of exceptional design efficiency and processing flexibility, including molding, extrusion, calendering and fabric coating. In addition, Dow Corning can develop customized cost-effective formulations and advanced production technology for faster and simpler manufacturing.

Ask an Expert
Examples of applications from aviation and aerospace to sports gear and toys.
Learn More
If you missed a previous edition,
or just want to review a product application.
Learn More
Comments on this newsletter?
Complete a 4-question survey.
Subscribe | Update Your Profile | Privacy Statement | Contact Dow Corning
Copyright © 2004 Dow Corning. All Rights Reserved.
Dow Corning and Silastic are registered trademarks of Dow Corning.
Dow Corning Corporation 2200 W. Salzburg Rd. ATTN: WebMail Midland, MI 48686-0994 United States
 
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