Silicone Supply Challenges Continue

January 9, 2019

Since 2017 the silicone rubber industry has seen supply shortages caused by a global net reduction in silicone monomer capacity. Facilities producing siloxane (D4), a base material component for electronic… read more

Vibration Pads

New High-Performance Fluorosilicone Products Available

November 16, 2018

Fluorosilicone, also called fluorosilicone rubber or FVMQ, is a problem-solving material for tough engineering challenges. Fluorosilicone’s inherent resistance to non-polar solvents, fuels, and oils at temperatures between -70°F and 450°F… read more

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EMI Gasket Design – 4 Considerations

August 29, 2018

EMI gaskets can be a big advantage when trying to protect an enclosure from both environmental and electrical ingress. However, the design of EMI gaskets can be a difficult challenge… read more

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Designing a Battery Pad for Li-Ion Pouch Cells

May 24, 2018

Stockwell Elastomerics has a long history of fabricating battery pads from microcellular polyurethane such as PORON® and silicone foams such as BISCO®. The Elastomerics Blog first touched on battery compartment… read more

Swollen Lithium Pouch Battery