When a fire starts in a building, silicones can help keep occupants and
rescue workers safer.
Specially formulated silicone elastomers insulate and protect the electric
cables that deliver power to fire alarms, emergency exit lights, and other
emergency back-up systems. The silicone elastomer improves the fire-, heat-,
moisture-, and corrosion-resistance of the wiring. This keeps critical safety
systems operating longer during a fire, giving people more time to exit a
burning building safely.
The silicone also reduces exposure to smoke and toxic fumes generated by
It is easy to see why the use of silicone-protected safety cables is
expanding – not only in high-rise office buildings, but also in public places
like railway stations, theaters, and airports.
Learn more about Dow Corning silicone elastomers for circuit
integrity and safety cable.