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Silicone reduces waste by extending the lives of other materials. It also helps us conserve energy and other resources.

 

Did you know ... many silicone fluids and elastomers can
be recycled!
  

Sustainable Manufacturing


How silicone contributes to sustainable manufacturing and resource conservation

Concern about the impact our lifestyles and operations have on the environment and nonrenewable resources is growing ... not only among government agencies, but also among manufacturers and consumers.

Silicones can help us enjoy the comforts and conveniences of modern life while conserving precious natural resources for future generations.

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Did you know ... from a single sustainable process and a handful of readily available ingredients, thousands of durable, waste-reducing silicone materials can be created!

 


How silicones contribute to sustainable manufacturing and resource conservation

  • Extending the useful lives of consumer goods, materials, buildings, and society’s infrastructure
  • Serving as more environmentally sound alternatives to volatile organic compounds and other chemicals
  • Reducing dependence on petroleum-based organic materials
  • Reducing raw material requirements and energy and water consumption in manufacturing processes
  • Promoting energy efficiency in buildings and automobiles
  • Reducing or eliminating air- and water-polluting emissions
  • Enabling the use of clean, renewable energy resources
  • Meeting growing consumer desires for sustainably produced materials

Learn how silicones from Dow Corning are helping improve safety and preserve natural resources around the world. Read the Dow Corning Sustainability Report.

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Sustainable release coating technology delivers environmental, economic, and safety benefits for China

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Podcasts about sustainable business practices

For business owners and government officials:
International survey: Business attitudes towards sustainability (PDF=955KB)

For environment, health, and safety personnel:
Volatile Methylsiloxanes and VOCs Regulation and Application (PDF=113KB)

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Did you know ... silicones used in impact-resistance glazing systems help protect people from injury by flying glass during a natural disaster!

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