June 22

June 22

This months newsletter gives key insight into what's to come in Detroit next week, industry and exhibitor news, exhibitor & Advisory Board spotlight, and a product showcase from our gold sponsor, Novagard.

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There is less than a week until Huntington Place opens its doors to the
silicone industry for the very first time in Detroit.

As a hub for cutting-edge companies, partners, and speakers throughout the supply chain, we are delighted to be hosting such a diverse industry under one roof.
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The latest Silicone Sessions took place at Momentive's European headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, where CEO Nathan Reuby visited with Clemens Trumm, Manager of the Application Development Center at Momentive.

During the visit, he was shown a first-hand look at their Injection Molding process and learned about Momentive's innovative approach to meeting customer needs.


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Nathan Reuby met with William ‘Tommy’ Smith, Trainer/Applications Engineer from KraussMaffei, Julie Harber, Business Development Manager at Elkem and Adam Shaal, Business Development Manager of Roembke MFG & Design.

They discuss the machine that will be featured on their booth, the value of their collaboration and their excitement for the future of silicone production in America.


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Gold Sponsor Novagard shares their exciting new electronics grade products that will be launching at Silicone Expo USA next week.

Novagard just expanded its line of electronics grade silicones and Silicone Expo 2022 is your first opportunity to test their newest offerings firsthand.

"These additions to our Electronics & EV division will really address our customers’ needs to improve the performance of their electronic products and the efficiency of their manufacturing processes," said Michael "MK" Kister, Novagard’s VP of Marketing and Product Development. "We talked extensively with our customers and thought leaders about their future material requirements, and developed these new products specifically in response."


• Dielectric soft gel
• Tough gel
• UV-cure gel

Conformal Coatings, Encapsulants, and Pottants
• Two optically clear conformal coatings
• Tough security conformal coating and encapsulant
• General purpose conformal coating
• Deep section 2-component pottant

• Two-part fast cure, electronics grade adhesive paste

UV-Cure Pottant
Silicones offer superior performance for the manufacture of densely packed electronic devices. Electronics grade silicones are used for attaching components, potter and encapsulating, gasketing, staking, glob topping, and as conformal coatings in a wide range of industries including electronics/PCB manufacturing, lighting & optical, the water, energy & power sector, and telecommunications.

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 Featuring innovatiQ exhibiting at booth #333


innovatiQ is the pioneer in additive manufacturing of components made of liquid silicone. Already in 2018, we realized the idea and applied for a patent – opening up unimagined possibilities in manufacturing for our customers.

With our LiQ 320 printing system, we currently offer the most reliable system. It combines the diverse applications of LSR material with the new degrees of freedom of 3D printing: freedom of shape, functional components, one-off production. The world of silicone processing has been fundamentally simplified with LAM technology from innovatiQ.

innovatiQ will be showcasing their 3D printing machine on site titled
"Rapid 3D printing with standard LSR silicone instead of injection molding."
on their booth at 2:15pm on Wednesday June 22.

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The Official Silicone Expo USA 2022 Technical Conference Agenda
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 Meet Silicone Expo Advisory Board Member Erick Sharp, CEO of ACE Laboratories

Erick will be hosting "The Sustainability Round Table with Erick Sharp" on June 22nd at 3:30pm - 4:15pm on the Manufacturing Track.

You can also meet Erick and the rest of the ACE team at booth #408.
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Dow supports automotive sustainability goals with new moldable optical silicone.

Dow has launched their new Moldable Silicone, SILASTIC™ MS-5002, a specialized liquid silicone rubber (LSR) featuring very low mold fouling for faster cycle times and high-quality optics in automotive adaptive driving beam (ADB) light guides.

As the market trend for ADB headlights accelerates to mass production, optical matrix lens molders are looking to produce quality parts with higher throughput and less preventive maintenance. This new material has been specifically formulated for injection molded parts with less-complex geometries that require high-productivity manufacturing. It also features high transparency and non-yellowing to maximize LED light output, and a wide processing window.

SILASTIC™ MS-5002 Moldable Silicone complements and extends Dow’s existing portfolio of moldable optical materials for ADB headlights, which include SILASTIC™ MS-1002, SILASTIC MS-1001 and SILASTIC™ MS-4002 Moldable Silicone grades.