NuSil Technology Granted Patent for High Refractive Index Silicone Materials

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NuSil Technology (http://www.nusil.com), a cutting-edge manufacturer of silicone-based materials for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, was recently granted a patent for silicone materials with a refractive index higher than 1.545. High refractive index silicones are widely regarded as the next-generation materials for encapsulants and lens materials for high brightness light emitting diodes (HBLEDs).

NuSil Technology (http://www.nusil.com), a cutting-edge manufacturer of silicone-based materials for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, was recently granted a patent for silicone materials with a refractive index higher than 1.545. High refractive index silicones are widely regarded as the next-generation materials for encapsulants and lens materials for high brightness light emitting diodes (HBLEDs).

The patent, No. 7,160,972, was granted Jan. 9, 2007 and cites several silicone material configurations with a refractive index exceeding 1.54.

"NuSil has aggressively developed high refractive index, silicone-based materials to establish a leadership position in the photonics industry," said Brian Nash, vice president of Marketing and Sales. "This patent provides us with the necessary intellectual property to solidify a top position for NuSil Technology and our Lightspan line of materials."

For more information, visit http://www.nusil.com or call 805-684-8780.

About NuSil Technology
NuSil is a cutting-edge manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics, photonics and other applications that require precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001-certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at http://www.nusil.com.

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