Wacker debuts medical-grade silicone film at Compamed; expands production of dispersible polymer powder at China facility

It has been a busy Q4 for Munich-based chemicals company Wacker. After unveiling its precision silicone films at K 2013 last month, the firm narrowed the focus to a silicone film grade with specific medical applications at the Compamed trade show this week in Düsseldorf, Germany. In China, meanwhile, the company plans to double production capacity of dispersible polymer powders at its Nanjing facility to better meet the needs of the residential construction sector.

Made of ultrapure silicone rubber, SILPURAN film can be produced in layers as thin as 20 µm. A patent pending production process ensures uniform thickness across the entire width and length of the film to a tolerance of ±5%. Process accuracy and repeatability combined with the properties of the material permit applications that previously were difficult or even impossible to achieve on an industrial scale, according to the company. It is showing the product at Compamed, a supplier showcase that is co-located with Medica, the world's largest annual trade show devoted to the medical device industry...

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