CAPLINQ supports Shin-Etsu LED Silicone products

CAPLINQ today reached an agree­ment with Shin-Etsu Chem­i­cal to rep­re­sent its line of spe­cial­ty LED sil­i­cone mate­ri­als to its cus­tomer base in Europe, the Mid­dle East and Africa. Under the terms of the agree­ment, CAPLINQ will pro­vide tech­ni­cal and sales sup­port to pro­mote Shin-Etsu’s line of KJR, LPS, and SWC sil­i­cones with focus on those prod­ucts designed for for LED and LED-mod­ule assem­bly for the gen­er­al light­ing market.

LEDs Love Silicone

To meet the hot­ter, longer life (>80,000 hrs), more UV and ther­mal­ly sta­ble demands of the LED indus­try, sil­i­cones are the only cost-effec­tive option. As one of the world’s top three raw sil­i­cone man­u­fac­tur­ers, Shin-Etsu is one of only a a hand­ful of com­pa­nies capa­ble of offer­ing cost-effec­tive spe­cial­ty sil­i­cone solu­tions. Specif­i­cal­ly for the fast-grow­ing LED indus­try, Shin-Etsu is the only glob­al com­pa­ny capa­ble of sup­ply­ing a com­plete range of sil­i­cone solu­tions for LED appli­ca­tions includ­ing pre­mold­ed reflec­tors, die-attach, encap­su­lant, phos­pho­rus car­ri­er and lens

A natural fit

The range of sil­i­cone mate­ri­als offered by Shin-Etsu Chem­i­cal com­ple­ments the strate­gic direc­tion of CAPLINQ, whose aim is to sup­ply a com­plete line of con­sum­able mate­ri­als to semi­con­duc­tor man­u­fac­tur­ers there­by enabling them to reduce their time-to-market.

Shin-Etsu Chem­i­cal’s LED Sil­i­cones are the answers to what our cus­tomers have been ask­ing for,” stat­ed Chris Per­abo, Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Man­ag­er of CAPLINQ. “With Europe’s focus on and sup­port of LED and pho­to­volta­ic com­pa­nies, there has been tremen­dous request to pro­vide the sil­i­cone mate­ri­als that Shin-Etsu can now offer. The part­ner­ship of our two com­pa­nies in this joint effort will allow a larg­er Euro­pean cus­tomer base to appre­ci­ate what Shin-Etsu can offer them.”

About Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Company Ltd.

Shin-Etsu Chem­i­cal Co., Com­pa­ny Ltd. is a USD$8 bil­lion chem­i­cals con­glom­er­ate estab­lished in 1926, employs over 18,000 employ­ees and has its head­quar­ters in Tokyo, Japan. Approx­i­mate­ly USD$3 bil­lion of this busi­ness is derived from its sales of rare-earths includ­ing sil­i­con wafers, mag­nets and elec­tron­ics materials.


CAPLINQ is a man­u­fac­tur­er, whole­saler and dis­trib­u­tor of spe­cial­ty con­sum­able mate­ri­als, com­prised main­ly of engi­neers that work with its cus­tomers to devel­op tai­lored mate­r­i­al solu­tions. With exten­sive expe­ri­ence and net­works in the man­u­fac­tur­ing are­na, our team trav­els con­stant­ly between cus­tomer loca­tions and man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ties to ensure that the prod­ucts we man­u­fac­ture meet our cus­tomers high expectations.

For more infor­ma­tion regard­ing Shin-Etsu and oth­er sil­i­cone mate­ri­als, please vis­it our sil­i­cone prod­ucts page.


CAPLINQ is a spe­cial­ty chem­i­cals, plas­tics and prod­ucts com­pa­ny that spe­cial­izes in mak­ing for­eign com­pa­nies com­pete on a lev­el play­ing field with Euro­pean sup­pli­ers. With more than 300MT year­ly of chem­i­cals and plas­tics com­ing through Rot­ter­dam in the Nether­lands and a staff of engi­neers and tech­ni­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives, CAPLINQ is a mod­ern-day mar­ket part­ner. Using dig­i­tal-age tools and the same legal tech­niques multi­na­tion­als use, we cre­ate a Euro­pean pres­ence for for­eign com­pa­nies with­out them requir­ing to set up a Euro­pean enti­ty. We do this with four pri­ma­ry ser­vices: our order ful­fill­ment Europe ser­vice, our tech­ni­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion ser­vice, our tech­ni­cal mar­ket­ing ser­vice and our REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive ser­vice. For more infor­ma­tion vis­it us or con­tact us for more details.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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