QSi News

Global Leader in LED Video Displays Honors Quantum Silicones with Supplier Award

Posted by qsi on Jul 19, 2017 2:33:10 PM

As a Daktronics Supplier, QSi Provides Outstanding Service in all Aspects Measured and is Noted as a “True Partner.”

RICHMOND, Va.— Quantum Silicones has been recognized with the Quality Performance Award at Daktronics, Inc.’s annual supplier conference in Brookings, South Dakota on September 17th, 2013. Quality of products, responsiveness to needs and quality audit scores are the criteria measured upon receiving this award.

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The Silicone Coatings Market is Evolving….Are you ready?

Posted by Gene Davis on Jun 13, 2017 3:32:58 PM

Silicones are frequently used by the coating industry to increase its protective and preservative attributes. Resins as binders or polymers as additives are two types of silicone products used to produce silicone coatings, which are primarily used for paint and coatings to enhance aging of the paint and wettability for easier application. With silicone coatings, manufacturers in the industries of automotive and construction attain desirable scratch, water, and chemical resistance for their products. The current prosperity of automotive and construction industries is having a game-changing effect on the global silicone coatings market, which is projected to expand at a rapid growth rate during the forecast period of 2016 to 2026.

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Identifying Chemicals that Cause Inhibition

Posted by qsi on Jul 22, 2014 2:45:42 PM

There are many known chemicals to cause inhibition in addition curing silicones. Addition cure silicones use a platinum catalyst which reacts to effect the curing reaction when the “A” component is mixed with the “B” component. The platinum can become deactivated by coming in contact with certain chemical species. Once the catalyst is deactivated or poisoned, the affected area of silicone may never cure to the proper state of cure - meaning the inhibited area may stay runny, sticky, or fluid.

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Moldmaking Silicone by QSi Exhibits Versatile Properties for Multiple Applications

Posted by qsi on Apr 16, 2014 12:13:17 PM

The Latest QM 132T Features Three Catalyst Options to Benefit Applications Requiring Either Flowable or Brushable Moldmaking Material.

RICHMOND, Va. – Exhibiting versatility, QM 132T is a moldmaking silicone that can obtain either thixotropic or flowable properties.

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Moldmaking How-To Guide: Steps in Creating a Two Part Mold

Posted by qsi on Mar 13, 2014 3:24:20 PM

Whether you are casting polyurethane foam, polyurethane resin, polyester, gypsum, stones, or low melt alloys like bronze, you can rely on QSi’s moldmaking silicones to consistently produce replicas. Below are seven steps in creating a one part mold. Click each image below to enlarge the photo. Please be sure to contact our sales or technical team to discuss your moldmaking application.

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Moldmaking How-To Guide: Steps in Creating a One Part Mold

Posted by qsi on Mar 13, 2014 2:15:33 PM

Whether you are casting polyurethane foam, polyurethane resin, polyester, gypsum, stones, or low melt alloys like bronze, you can rely on QSi’s moldmaking silicones to consistently produce replicas. Below are seven steps in creating a one part mold. Click each image below to enlarge the photo. Please be sure to contact our sales or technical team to discuss your moldmaking application.

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QSi Develops its Latest UL Recognized Component for Electronic Potting and LED Encapsulation

Posted by qsi on Dec 12, 2013 1:17:24 PM

As the Newest Potting and Encapsulating Silicone Elastomer, QSil 553LV Features Valuable Properties for Heat Dissipation and is UL 94 V-0 Listed.

RICHMOND, Va. – Meeting UL requirements for flame retardancy, the addition curing QSil 553LV is a silicone rubber designed to benefit electronic potting applications, such as power supplies, LED, circuit and electronic modules. Its physical properties enable this material to withstand extreme temperatures, protect sensitive components from moisture and debris, while being readily repairable.

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Ring's Props Manufacturing - BLUEGUNS

Posted by qsi on Feb 28, 2013 9:05:31 AM

From QSi’s Moldmaking series, Ring’s found QM 135 strongly benefited their application for creating urethane molds of weapons and equipment props.

As you’re watching one of your favorite action-packed TV series or movies, have you wondered to yourself whether or not that was a real firearm?  Well, next time you may want to think twice.

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QSi's Latest LED Silicone Encapsulant

Posted by qsi on Sep 19, 2012 3:30:29 PM

Recently added to the Potting and Encapsulating product family, the QSil 229LV is a two-component, optically clear, liquid silicone.  QSil 229LV provides electrical insulation, shock resistance and also exhibits great transmittance.  This product selection is beneficial for applications including LCD flat panel displays, LED signage and electronic potting/protection.

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