There is significant interest in the newest liquid silicone rubber (LSR) technology in China based on a series of technical seminars held this month by three of the leading technology players: Engel, Dow Corning and Elmet.
"The demand for high-end solutions to process LSR is rapidly increasing in China", said Gero Willmeroth, sales director for Engel in Shanghai. "It is even essential for mass products to adapt production lines individually to the products, the quantities, and the materials."
The three suppliers injection molded sealing rings on an Engel 110 machine. The manufacturing cell included a mold made by Elmet, as well as an 8 injection unit, feeding units, and metering pumps especially developed for LSR processing.