Dow’s New Innovative Material SILASTICTM Fluorosilicone Rubber

The new SILASTICTM fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) offers the following key performance enhancements: greater heat resistance and higher tensile strength to meet automotive engine temperature rise and booster tube pressure requirements. The Dow High Performance Silicones Division will also showcase new products for the turbocharger coextrusion process to improve processability.

Zhejiang Junhe Rubber Technology Co., Ltd., located in Yuyao City, Zhejiang Province, is one of the first Chinese customers to use the new SILASTICTM fluorosilicone rubber (FSR), which produces a turbocharger for gasoline vehicles for Peugeot Citroen (China).

Yang Xinjie, Regional Marketing Manager for Silicone Elastomers in Greater China, Dow High Performance Silicones Division, said: “As fuel economy and emissions control requirements become more stringent, the temperature of the customer’s turbocharged engine intake system rises sharply. High, this requires high-performance turbotube material that withstands extreme temperatures and corrosive chemical environments. The Dow High Performance Silicones Division has greatly improved our fluorosilicone technology for the booster tube lining , now available in China, helps the automotive industry use turbocharging technology to improve vehicle sustainability and performance.”

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