Bluestar Silicones presents a new generation of silicone coatings for airbags
January 17, 2011
Bluestar Silicones has launched a new generation of silicone products, which bring new functionalities and advantages to textile coaters and cushion designers: a better compatibility with various substrates (emerging new fibers and new manufacturing processes) and with bonding materials (sealed and glued cushions), lower permeability on flat fabrics and longer durability over harsher usage conditions. At the same time, these new systems are more reactive, and more effective in the build-up of the performance, without using extra platinum catalyst. These new developments in silicone coatings enable tougher requirements and do not call for over-engineering; they have been specially developed to support textile evolutions and new needs, in order to increase the competitiveness of airbag modules.
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