LSR Optical Technology Demonstration

Liquid injection molding system technical center open house and demonstration of a new optically clear LIMS product in the production of a magnifying lens.

In advance of the International Elastomers Conference (formerly ACS Rubber Expo) taking place in Cleveland October 13-15, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (SESA) will be holding an open-house at its 7,020 ft2 state-of-the-art LIMS™ (Liquid Injection Molding System) Technical Center in Akron, Ohio on Monday, October 12th  from 1pm–5pm.
The primary focus of the open house is a demonstration of SESA’s new optically clear LIMS product, X-34-1972-3, in the production of a magnifying lens. Optical lens molding demonstration partners are:  Arburg with its 110-ton, all-electric horizontal liquid injection molding press,  M.R. Mold with its  4-cavity optical lens mold in a Royalloy stainless steel universal base and Graco with its new fluid automation F4-5 silicone pumping system.
SESA’s optically clear LIMS X-34-1972-3 material will be used to mold the entire magnifying glass, including its polished lens and textured handle. The new material was designed as an innovative response to meet the increasing thermal requirements for high-brightness LED optical lenses. As LEDs become brighter, their operating temperatures are rising beyond the capability of typical thermoplastics like acrylic and polycarbonate for automotive, architectural, and display lighting applications.
According to SESA’s North America Marketing Manager, Eric Bishop, “There is no cost to attend the open-house as it is an informal Pre-IEC event; where you can network with customers who visit and have one-on-one discussions with demonstrating LIMS partners.” Bishop also noted that SESA will be exhibiting at the International Elastomer Conference at booth #151