K 2013: Wacker introduces world's first precision silicone films

Wacker, the Munich-based chemicals group, showed off its newly developed Elastosil silicone film, made entirely from silicone elastomers and available as roll stock in thicknesses down to 20 microns, with an accuracy of 5%.

As Andreas Köllnberger, manager global product development engineering silicones at Wacker, noted: "It's a completely new dosage form for silicone. Normally, it's press molded or injection molded. The new film is formed via a patent-registered production process that provides these extremely uniform thicknesses."

These films are manufactured in cleanroom conditions without the use of solvents, and come with an intermediate backing for easy handling, from which they can easily be peeled off....

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