SOURCE: Lorom West


April 24, 2013 10:00 ET

LOROM West Announces New Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) of Liquid Silicon Rubber (LSR) at Its Fremont, California Facility

LIM and LSR Offer the Best Combination of Durability and Flexibility for Medical, Automotive and Aerospace Components, Optimizing Costs and Yields

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - LOROM West, an industry leader in global cable, connectivity and OEM product solutions manufacturing, today announced that they are now offering injection molding using liquid silicone rubber (LSR). This process, also referred to as liquid injection molding (LIM), enables LOROM West to augment its current abilities in the production of connector overmolds, connector boots, and cable yokes. These components are often used in high and low temperature applications such as medical, aerospace, and automotive and offer a superior choice because liquid silicon rubber remains flexible and elastic even at temperature extremes. Adding these capabilities allows LOROM West's existing and new customers the choice of overmolding their products using a wider range of materials with greater ranges in thermal performance. In addition, the LOROM West LIM equipment is fitted with colorization capabilities, making it very simple to adjust pigmentation to suit the customer's needs.

Liquid Silicon Rubber (LSR) offers real benefits to customers:

  • It is flexible, durable, transparent, and ultraviolet and stain resistant, making it a better choice for markets where aesthetics are key.
  • Unlike conventional rubber, LSR can withstand extreme temperatures without changing its properties, enabling high heat autoclave sterilization or use in very cold environments.
  • LSR can be molded to varying wall thicknesses, within the same part, enabling ease of manufacturing for complex devices, ideal for intricate designs and close-tolerance parts.
  • Tooling designs are simplified as liquid silicone rubber flows readily into very thin cross sections, tight radii and thick or thin features. Tooling surfaces do not have to be highly polished, and draft angles are not required to facilitate removal of the finished component from the tooling, reducing manufacturing costs.
  • When the cure cycle is complete, the molded silicone assembly can be removed without concern of distortion or tearing as the silicone is fully cured, further optimizing costs and yields.

Product Availability: LOROM West is offering Liquid Injection Molding using Liquid Silicon Rubber now in its Fremont, CA facility. For more information, please visit

About Lorom
With over 12,000 employees Lorom worldwide manufactures cabling and connectivity solutions in markets including industrial, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. Lorom has manufacturing Facilities in Asia and North America. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Greg Gaches
    LOROM West
    1035 Mission Court
    Fremont, CA 94539-8203 USA
    Phone: +1 (510) 249-9000
    Email: Email Contact