newsletter automotive industry

Check out the Elkem Silicones newsletter- your one-stop source of info for the automotive industry

A few months ago, Elkem Silicones launched this blog dedicated to the automotive industry. Here you will find many articles with a wealth of information about the latest trends and news from the automotive industry. From technological innovations and automotive trade...

/ August 10, 2017
car safety quiz

Road tripping it this summer? Test your knowledge of car safety!

Holidays are just around the corner and they go hand in hand with congested roads and stressed out drivers. Before you hit the road, put your knowledge to the test with our quiz: do you know what it takes to...

/ August 3, 2017
recycling vehicles sustainable practices

Vehicle recycling: promoting sustainable practices in the automotive industry

In Europe, every year, nearly eight million vehicles are recycled. Automobiles are actually the world’s most recycled consumer product today. In fact, about 75% of the materials in a car can be recycled. Therefore, to prevent dumping end-of-life vehicles in...

/ July 11, 2017
pedestrian airbags

External airbags for pedestrian protection

With the latest technological innovations seen on the automobile market and the prospects of self-driving cars on the roads for the very near future, the automotive landscape is about to change. As the technologies improve, car manufacturers are proving their...

/ June 29, 2017
upcoming motor shows

Mark your calendars for the upcoming motor shows

On your mark, get set, go! And we’re off for another season of exciting motor shows, which are an excellent way to learn about and keep up with the latest trends and innovations in the automotive industry. That is why...

/ June 22, 2017
car manufacturers of tomorrow

Who will be the car manufacturers of tomorrow?

New players from the technology sector are appearing on the car manufacturing scene to turn self-driving cars into a reality. Initially, these tech companies focused on providing car manufacturers with technology to integrate into their vehicles; however, a few have...

/ June 15, 2017
Digital disruption in the automotive industry

Digital disruption in the automotive industry

Fast-emerging digital ecosystems are revolutionizing the automotive industry and the way consumers buy cars. Increasingly empowered, consumers are demanding personalized, remote services for their vehicle that they can arrange in just a few clicks. It’s not just a means of...

/ June 8, 2017
infographic where silicones in a car

Infographic: Where can you find silicone in a car?

Ever wonder how and where silicone is used in car manufacturing? Check out our new infographic. You can hover your cursor over different parts of the image to discover where silicone is used in a car: As you explore our...

/ June 2, 2017
infographic airbag manufacturing market

Infographic: Airbag silicone coatings put into perspective with numbers and dates

For the past 20 years, the airbag market has gone through significant changes, while demanding always more in terms of products’ quality and performance. To the untrained eye, the silicone coating on airbags might go completely unnoticed. This nearly invisible...

/ May 18, 2017
Bluestar infographic silicones airbag coating

Timeline infographic: The history of the modern airbag and silicone developments

The very first airbag system, not too far from those we have in our cars nowadays, was first described in 1966 by the NY Times. Since then, equipment manufacturers have been relentlessly working on developing solutions for ever-increased occupants’ safety....

/ May 11, 2017