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LSR for engine components.

GE Bayer Silicones, a joint venture of GE's Advanced Materials business, has launched a new grade of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) that promises excellent high-temperature performance for automotive engine parts. Demonstrating the ability to withstand exposure to underhood temperatures reaching 190[degrees]C as well as good oil resistance, LSR 2670 is already being used to make gaskets by European automakers, says GE.

A liquid silicone rubber complete with necessary additives, LSR 2670 is a ready-to-use two-component system that provides excellent mold-filling characteristics. It can be used to mold complex parts such as charge-air cooler gaskets with just one injection point, while providing fast cure times for high-throughput mass production, says GE.

GE Bayer Silicones; www.gesilicones.com.
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Title Annotation:MATERIALS
Author:Molinaro, Hope
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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