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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Silicone Lubricant Solutions out of 55
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 55 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 materials startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 50 silicone lubricant solutions, get in touch.
Hagen Automation develops Silicone Oils
Proper care of 3D printers requires regular lubrication of their moving parts. Silicone lubricants, available in the form of oils or sprays, form a protective layer on metals and provide high resilience during extreme temperatures. Startups produce silicone lubricants to ensure proper lubrication and protect 3D printers, as well as tools and robotic parts, from corrosion.
British startup Hagen Automation develops silicone lubricants for 3D printers and robots, as well as for automotive and cycling parts. The startup’s lubricants protect belts, gears, bearings, and wheels from corrosion. Containing no petroleum products, Hagen Automation’s lubricating oils do not cause melting or inflammation of plastic parts. Moreover, they offer temperature resistance and fast application.
NeyoChem offers a Mold Release Agent
The clean separation of a cured part of the material from the mold ensures high production efficiency. To facilitate the separation of materials such as rubber, the lubricity of the mold surface is required to ensure that material slides over the mold as it is loaded. For this purpose, materials startups develop silicone-based emulsions.
Indian startup NeyoChem develops a silicone-based mold release agent. The startup’s NEYOCHEM SILICONES solution consists of poly-dimethyl siloxane fluid in water emulsion and is designed to withstand variations in temperature. It provides lubrication for use cases where post-finishing of a part is required. Additionally, the startup develops coatings, degreasing solvents, and specialty chemicals for automotive maintenance.
United Armour develops Silicone Brake Fluids
The proper lubrication of moving parts in a brake system is vital to its longevity. To this avail, startups develop silicone-based brake fluids, leveraging lubricating qualities of polysiloxane and similar compounds. Additionally, the thermal-resistant qualities of silicone fluids allow them to withstand severe conditions of a brake system.
US-based scaleup United Armour produces Dot 5, the silicone-based brake fluid. Manufactured for use in hydraulic brake systems, the fluid shows resistance to physical and chemical change under extreme temperatures and oxidation, among other operational conditions. Focusing on small-batch production and R&D in lubricating oil and chemicals, the scaleup helps its clients to quickly bring new products to the market.
Aerofa manufactures Silicone Sprays
Hard-to-reach spots, such as door hinges or joints on mechanical devices, require specific lubricants. To facilitate the lubrication of such spots, startups produce silicone aerosol sprays. Additionally, such sprays waterproof metals and work well with various surfaces, such as wood, vinyl, rubber, and plastic.
Turkish startup Aerofa produces aerosols for personal care, household cleaning, and car maintenance. The startup manufactures silicone sprays and silicone grease sprays for machinery maintenance. Additionally, Aerofa conducts research and development (R&D) of new aerosol products that meet their customer’s needs.
AIM Robotics offers Silicone Fluid Dispensing Systems
Over-application of lubricants often reduces product quality or causes performance issues. This is why dispensing lubricants, as well as grease, sealants, or adhesives, often requires high precision. To achieve this, startups develop automatic dispensing systems. that ensure precision when applying fluids and reduce waste.
Danish startup AIM Robotics develops dispensing systems for light, medium, and high viscosity fluids, such as silicone lubricants, adhesives, and sealants. The startup’s system consists of a collaborative robot hand and a fluid dispenser. The dispenser uses the screw pump principle to ensure precision when applying fluids. Additionally, the electric process control provides high repeatability of the dispenser, increasing the efficiency of the fluid application.
Discover more Materials Startups
Materials startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on adhesives, thermoset matrix composites, and resins. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the materials industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more materials technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Materials Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.