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The production of plastic is a significant sector that is important to contemporary society because it provides a wide range of products that are used in everyday life. Plastic is used to make items such as packaging, containers, medical equipment, toys, and electronics. It is also used in construction, automotive, and aerospace industries. Plastic is lightweight, durable, and cost-effective, making it an ideal material for many applications. Additionally, some plastic can be recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

For plastic manufacturers, they are often committed to optimized processing efficiency and how to achieve a smooth surface finish on plastic parts. because they can help reduce production costs, improve product quality, and increase the longevity of the parts. Additionally, a smooth surface finish can help reduce friction and wear, which can help improve the performance of the parts. Finally, a smooth surface finish can also help improve the aesthetic appeal of the parts, making them more attractive to customers.

How to improve the efficiency of plastic manufacturing and surface quality?

Usually, there are several ways to improve plastic processing and surface quality. These include: using higher-quality PE, PP, PVC, PBT, PET, ABS, PC, and other thermoplastic raw materials, optimizing the injection molding process, using better cooling techniques, and using post-processing techniques such as polishing and buffing. Additionally, using additives such as processing additives, lubricants, and release agents can help improve processing properties, productivity, and the surface finish of the plastic parts.
Silicone is one of the most popular plastic additives used to improve processing performance while modifying the surface properties, like improving the smooth surface, reducing the coefficient of friction, scratch resistance, abrasion resistance, and lubricity of polymers. The additive has been used in liquid, pellet, and powder forms, depending on the requirement of a plastic processor.

In addition, proven that manufacturers of all kinds of thermoplastics and engineering plastics seek to improve extrusion rates, achieve consistent mold filling, mold release, excellent surface quality, lower power consumption, and help reduce energy costs, all without making modifications to conventional processing equipment. They can benefit from silicone additives, and help their product efforts toward a more circular economy.

Chengdu Silike Technology Co., Ltd is a silicone innovator  in the field of rubber and plastic applications in China, has taken the lead in researching SILICONE and PLASTIC (two parallel combinations of interdisciplinarity), focusing on the R& D of silicone additives for more than 20 years. and has developed different silicone products. product including silicone masterbatch, silicone powder, anti-scratch masterbatch, anti-abrasion masterbatch, lubricant for WPC, super slip masterbatch, SILIMER silicone wax, anti-squeaking masterbatch, silicone flame retardant synergist, PPA, silicone molding, silicone gum, other silicone based materials, Si-TPV and more…

These silicone additives help to improve the processing properties of plastic materials and surface quality of finished components for telecom ducts automotive interiors, cable and wire compounds, plastic pipes, shoe soles, film, textile, household electrical appliances, wood plastic composites, electronic components, and other industries


Silike’s silicone additives offer Ways to improve plastic processing and surface quality, that Achieve the Perfect Finish on Plastic Parts. SILIKE’s silicone additive product is widely used in injection molding, extrusion molding, and blow molding.

Moreover, finding the right silicone for your application is not limited to SILIKE’s product portfolio. Our technical team will partner with you to either modify specifications in a current product or custom formulate a new one to meet your exact requirements. A highlight is we can also customize a new product as per customers’ application detail requests, the corresponding resin, and molecular-weight silicone content accordingly, due to our core technology being the structure control of PDMS…

What is silicone?

Silicone is an inert synthetic compound, The basic structure of silicone is made up of polyorganosiloxanes, where silicon atoms are linked to oxygen to create the «siloxane» bond. The remaining valences of silicon are related to organic groups, mainly methyl groups (CH3): Phenyl, vinyl, or hydrogen.


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Si-O bond has the characteristics of big bone energy, and stable chemical properties and Si-CH3 bone revolve around Si-O bone freely, so usually silicone has good insulating properties, low and high-temperature resistance, stable chemical properties, good physiological inertia, and low surface energy. so that they are widely used in improved processing of plastics and surface quality of finished components for automotive interiors, cable and wire compounds, telecommunication pipes, footwear, film, coating, textile, electric appliances, papermaking, painting, personal-care supply, and other industries. it is honored as “industrial monosodium glutamate”.

Post time: May-11-2023