Connected cars manufacturing

Connected cars: changing the way we manufacture

Connected cars are the present and the future, but to what extent do we have to adapt our manufacturing processes to this new technology? Cars nowadays operate with an ever-increasing number of sensors which are capable of interacting with their...

/ March 23, 2017
Tests of silicones

Putting silicones to the ultimate test

Testing, testing…1,2,3. Is this thing on? Can everyone hear me? (clearing of throat). For every property of silicone there is a silicone-based product. That translates into a whole lot of products, and therefore a whole lot of testing. Before releasing...

/ March 16, 2017
gaskets silicon

Gasket history 101: from cork to silicone

Gaskets in Automotive engine have been around for more than a century. The changes they have undergone over the years paint a clear picture of how the automotive industry has also evolved. Bluestar Silicones has been able to adapt its...

/ March 10, 2017
Geneva International Motor Show

Geneva International Motor Show 2017: luxury cars at their finest

Springtime is around the corner and so is the Geneva International Motor Show 2017 (GIMS). The 87th edition of this tradeshow will be held from the 9th to the 19th of March at the Palexpo exhibition center. For all who...

/ March 3, 2017
Tire Technology tweet review

Take another look at the Tire Technology event with our Twitter review!

Bluestar Silicones was proud to attend the Tire Technology 2017 from February 14th to 16th. Our team of professional kept a live feed on twitter (@BluestarSi) to tell you all about the exiting things that happened during the event. We...

/ February 24, 2017
Silicone Elastomer World Summit

Bluestar Silicones attends the Silicone Elastomer World Summit

In late November 2016, Bluestar Silicones attended the Silicone Elastomer World Summit, also known as the home of the global elastomers industry. Over 100 manufacturers and academics came together in Cologne, Germany to discuss a wide array of topics, ranging...

/ February 16, 2017
Tire manufacturing process

The tire manufacturing process summed up in an infographic

In the light of our participation in the upcoming Tire Tech 2017 trade show where we will be presenting our Lyndcoat range of release agents, we have created an infographic to explain the different steps involved in the tire manufacturing...

/ February 2, 2017
Silicones and organics for airbag coatings

Airbag coatings: the battle between silicones and organics

New organic materials for coating textiles have popped up on the market, thus putting into question the future of silicone coatings. However, rest assured because silicones are our present, and our future. Their properties are unrivaled by any other organic...

/ January 25, 2017
3D printing machine in action

3D printing at the service of the automotive sector

3D printing is an innovative and versatile technique for creating prototypes and scale models of parts and also end-use products for the automotive sector, among others. Invented in the mid-1980s, it has since undergone significant advancements. The first industries to...

/ January 18, 2017
Paint job on car with silicone additives

Achieving the perfect paint job with silicone additives

No mistake, we did indeed say silicone and paint in the same sentence. For a long time, automotive manufacturers have been misinformed about the real relationship between silicone and paint. You even mention the word and they are already slamming...

/ January 12, 2017