Take a look at a recap of my insights in this recent article for Plastics Today.
In September, I delivered the keynote presentation at the LSR 2018 conference in Anaheim, CA, where key decision-makers and industry experts gathered to discuss new silicone chemistry, novel processing and manufacturing techniques, emerging technologies, market dynamics and new business directions of liquid silicone rubber (LSR).
In my presentation, I took a macro look at the business of liquid silicone from a raw material perspective, as well as a deeper focus of end-use markets for LSR and, most specifically, liquid injection molding (LIM). We discussed different markets, processes, applications, technologies and the future areas for growth—with a special focus on healthcare and medical applications—as well as the global LSR landscape and what the future holds. Lastly, I shared recent M&A, investments and consolidation in the LSR/silicone space.