16.03.2021

Elkem Silicones to introduce its first food grade sealant during the 27th edition of WINDOOR Facade Expo in Guangzhou, China.

Elkem Silicones participated to the 27th edition of WINDOOR Façade Expo, an opportunity for the Construction Team to showcase their latest development: STARSIL™ 3FC, a food contact grade silicone sealant which passed the US relevant FDA food contact migration test.

STARSILTM 3FC introduced by Elkem Silicones was developed specifically to solve the problems for consumers and to meet the bonding and sealing needs in food contact applications. It not only solves the pollution problem arising from the contact of the products themselves with food, but also protects food from pollution of external environment and maximizes safety for consumers.

STARSIL™ 3FC is designed to seal and bond windows that are in direct or indirect contact with food, in shops, bakeries but also during transportation to protect the food from any kind of pollution. The Food & Beverage market is very demanding in terms of regulations, STARSIL™ 3FC meets international safety standards and has passed the US relevant FDA food contact migration test. On top of being food contact compliant, the silicone sealant features a high purity and very low VOC content, ensuring safety of operation and environmental friendly.

STARSIL™ 3FC is a one-component RTV silicone rubber, using a cross-linking technology, free of thermal curing. Its curing speed ensuring a quick sealing and bonding effect in combination with its compatibility with a wide range of materials (glass, metal, ceramics…) makes it very easy to use. Other features are high transparency and high & low temperature resistance (from -50°C to +200°C) over the long run.

For the last 60 years, Elkem Silicones  has paid close attention to the evolution of its customers requirements but also national and industry standards as well as environmental regulations. Our longstanding experience in construction silicones, our commitment to R&D and our continuous improvement programs have enabled us to be a leading supplier of silicone-based formulations for window & door applications. Our products are versatile, customizable, safe and easy to process, provide innovative and robust performance features and guaranteeing safety for manufacturers, building professionals and end-users.

About Elkem Silicones 

Elkem Silicones has more than 3,500 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is one of the world’s leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 13 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 R&D centres around the globe. Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. 

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About Elkem ASA 

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker code: ELK) and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has more than 6,370 employees with 29 production sites and an extensive network of sales offices worldwide. In 2019 Elkem had revenues of NOK 22.7 billion.

To learn more, please visit Elkem Silicones Website