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Shin-Etsu Silicones Open-House to Feature New Lims ™ Technical Center: Advancements & Innovations in LSR Technology to be Focus of Event Presentations and Demonstration

9/24/2013 11:57:57 AM

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Akron, OH- August, 2013 -- In advance of the ACS Rubber Expo (Cleveland, OH / Oct. 8th), Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (SESA: A U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Japan), will be opening its LIMS™ (Liquid Injection Molding System) Technical Center in Akron, Ohio on Monday, October 7th (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). The objective of the open-house event is to provide an integrated platform to showcase the new facility that recently premiered under the leadership of Shin-Etsu’s LIMS Process Engineer Craig Lustek.

The event will feature keynote technical presentations on LSR advancements from Shin-Etsu Silicones and a world class line-up of material and equipment suppliers including: Arburg, Inc., GSDI, Elmet North America, Inc., Albright Technologies, Inc., and SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc. Notably, the new facility will be utilized by featuring a LIMS demonstration featuring equipment and materials from presenting suppliers including: Arburg Injection Molding Machine, Elmet 4-cavity Mold and Dosing System, GSDI Color Silicone Dispersion, and Shin-Etsu’ LIMS™ Liquid Silicone Rubber.

The following keynote presentations are scheduled to run in order during Shin-Etsu’s open-house exposition:

Eric Bishop, North America Marketing Manager, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America

-Liquid Silicone Rubber Properties, Applications, and Innovations

Karen Schwalbach, Industry Senior Specialist, GSDI

-Troubleshooting the most common issues associated with adding color to your new LSR project

Marko Koellmer, Area Manager - Sales and Engineering, Arburg Inc. USA

-Multi-component silicone molding, employing integrated robotics for automatic parts retrieval

Ryan Cutler, Technical Sales / Operations Manager, Elmet North America Inc.

-Technical Developments in fully automatic LSR Molds and Dosing Systems

Matt Bont, Senior Project Engineer, Albright Technologies, Inc.

-Alternative methods of prototyping liquid silicone parts: advantages, disadvantages, and application of each method

Matt Proske, Vice President, SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc.

-Critical aspects of quality manufacturing for LIMS. Evaluating material behavior, part & mold design, and injection process before building the mold.

At the epicenter of the Shin-Etsu LIMS™ Technical Center’s resources is a 110 ton, All-Electric horizontal liquid injection molding press from Arburg. Lustek will feature the press during the molding demonstration that will utilize a 4-cavity naval mask with robotic demold.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network and have one-on-one discussions with keynote speakers. There is no cost to attend, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Negotiated rates at area hotels are available.

For those wishing to attend, please RSVP to Eric Bishop by Monday, September 16th:

Mobile: (330) 697-2610

CORPORATE PROFILE: A U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Japan, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc. offers vast technical and capital resources to formulate solutions as a major supplier of silicone materials to North America's medical, automotive, electronics, aerospace, cosmetics, and manufacturing industries. Shin-Etsu’s premium silicone compounds incorporate leading-edge technology, staff expertise, and value-added service; offering customers the highest levels of quality and consistency in specialty silicone materials. Author: Eric Bishop / Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. / 513-232-8917 Editorial & Photo Contact: Ray Farrar / Method Media LLC / 216-861-0862

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