Silicones: All-rounders for healthcare, electronics and climate protection

Interview with Christian Gimber, Vice President Engineering Silicones, WACKER SILICONES, Wacker Chemie AG

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Bild: Elektrische Zwei-Komponenten Einzeladerdichtungen aus einem Thermoplast und einem selbsthaftenden Flüssigsiliconkautschuk in verschiedenen Farben; Copyright: WACKER

Two-component electrical single-wire seals made of a thermoplastic and a self-adhesive liquid silicone rubber. WACKER offers both oil-bleeding silicone rubbers and those with a dry, slippery surface. Both product classes are easy to assemble. Photo: WACKER

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Image: Christian Gimber; Copyright: WACKER

Christian Gimber, Vice President Engineering Silicones,
WACKER SILICONES, Wacker Chemie AG. Photo: WACKER

Image: Hybrid cable made of WACKER's ELASTOSIL® R plus 4305 silicone rubber; Copyright: WACKER

Hybrid cables made of ELASTOSIL® R plus 4305 silicone rubber. The automotive industry needs extrudable materials that reliably fulfill their electrical insulation properties over a wide temperature range and for a long time. Photo: WACKER

Image: Thermally conductive silicone gels; Copyright: WACKER

Thermally conductive silicone gels are very well suited as gap fillers. Their task is to efficiently dissipate the waste heat of electronic components to the heat sink. Photo: WACKER

Image: Seals made of liquid silicone rubber; Copyright: WACKER

Seals made of liquid silicone rubber. Photo: WACKER

Image: Ultrathin precision silicone films; Copyright: WACKER

Ultrathin precision silicone films are used, among other things, for fuel cells and for novel electroactive actuators and generators. Photo: WACKER

Elena Blume (Editorial team K-MAG)

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