Silicones for Manufacturing
Silicones improve productivity, promote
innovation and environmental stewardship, and fuel industrial growth
|Did you know ... a silicone ignition sealing
compound introduced in 1942 enabled long-distance high-altitude flight,
launching a new age of aviation!||
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many uses for fascinating silicone.
|Did you know ... by using a silicone hot melt
assembly sealant and automated glazing equipment, you can
reduce the time and cost of window and door
manufacturing by as much as 33%! Learn how.
Why silicones excel in all kinds of
manufacturing and processing applications
- Silicones have excellent wetting and flow properties that make them
faster, easier, and more economical to process than many other
- Because silicones resist weather, UV rays, heat, moisture, and corrosive
chemicals, they can withstand harsh processing environments and
challenging operating conditions.
- Silicones perform reliably across a wider temperature range and are
more resistant to thermal shock than other materials.
- Silicones are durable and long-lasting, so the products fabricated
with them are more durable and longer lasting, too.
- Silicones are low in toxicity. They do not contain heavy metals or
unwanted chemicals, and they do not create harmful byproducts.
Silicones solve problems and deliver performance other materials cannot.
They are proven innovation enablers. Because silicones have such a long
history of success, they make it easier for designers and manufacturers to
pursue high-value opportunities and enter new markets.
Silicones improve productivity, reduce maintenance, and help
manufacturers comply with environmental and safety regulations. Because they
are effective at low use levels, silicones are also very cost effective
| ||Did you know ... a silicone antifoam that costs
much as an organic antifoam can actually cost half as
much to use! Learn
Learn about other competitive
advantages of silicones.
Versatile material options
Silicones for manufacturing and processing come in many forms:
Fluids, resins, emulsions, surfactants, and specialty chemical building
blocks for formulating and processing chemical products
Fluids, emulsions, dispersions, and compounds for foam control and
Mixtures of thermoplastic resins and silicone gums for thermoplastics
molding and extrusion
Sealants and adhesives for product assembly, protection, and industrial
Elastomeric rubbers for fabricating products and parts
Greases, pastes, and fluids for equipment lubrication
Learn more about the different forms of silicone.
Did you know ... silicones can adhere or release, destroy foam
or stabilize it.
Open the silicone toolbox
to learn more about the many things silicones can be and do.