Elkem Silicones, fully integrated silicone suppliers operating 10 multi-functional manufacturing sites and research and development centers world over, will showcase full range of Textile Coating Silicone (TCS) Solutions, including Bluesil TCS high-performance protective coatings for automotive airbags and industrial fabrics at Techtextil North America.
Elkem Silicones will feature its Bluesil TCS high-performance protective coatings solutions for automotive airbags and industrial fabrics at the show to be held during May 22-24.
Products such as Bluesil TCS 7537 and TCS 7534 are specifically designed to deliver the best and most durable compatibility with nylon and polyester textile substrates. Bluesil TCS 7521 offers the added advantage of fire resistance. These TCS products bring added insulation and protection to industrial fabrics such as welding blankets, insulation panels, personal protective equipment and outdoor fabrics used in the industry.
The company will also feature its textile coating silicone solutions for non-slip in fashion, sports or medical applications. Silbione TCS 7772 and the tin-free one-part Silbione TCS 7381 are specifically designed for skin contact applications, meeting Oeko-Tex standards, and exhibit unique anti-slip properties that enable intimate wear or prosthetics to stay in place comfortably.
Elkem Silicones will showcase expansions to its TCS product line with a range of silicone bases for textile screen printing. The Bluesil TCS 7663 and 7612 Bases, and Bluesil TCS 7600 CATA are environmentally-friendly high-performance options for screen printing inks. The products are engineered to provide the viscosity required to screen print raised images without stringing, and can produce an image with very low profile and soft hand.
“Textile Coatings is our business. And, we are proud to have helped save lives over the last 20 years with our protective coating solutions for airbags,” said Ron Hanks, business director, North America. “Our focus is helping our customers achieve more than they thought possible with silicone to deliver the next generation of innovations to the markets they serve.