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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