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Silicone helps strengthen the infrastructure, interconnected networks, facilities, and institutions that enable communities to serve and protect their people.

 

 

Did you know...  silicone parking structure sealants have so much movement capability they can enable you to replace a 12-inch parking structure expansion joint with a
2- to 3-inch joint with
no loss of
performance!

Silicone adds years of cost-effective performance to public buildings, roads, transportation systems, and utilities.

Silicones add years of cost-effective performance to public buildings, roads, transportation systems, and utilities. They give citizens more value for their tax money.

Click the Fascinating Silicone - SIlicone Sealant Application - Adhesive & Sealant - Dow Corning icons to see how many ways silicones can help protect and strengthen a community’s infrastructure.

Why silicone materials excel in infrastructure applications

  1. Silicones have greater UV stability and temperature and weather resistance than many organic materials.
  2. Silicones are inherently waterproof.
  3. Silicones remain strong and flexible over a wide temperature range.
  4. Silicone pavement and parking structure sealants resist hydraulic oils, fuels, salt, and cleaning solvents.
  5. Silicones have excellent electrical insulating properties.
  6. Silicone antifoams are effective at lower use levels than organic antifoams, making them very cost effective to use.
 

The silicone advantage

Silicones last longer and perform better than many other materials in challenging environments. They can extend the working life of structures and equipment, improve energy efficiency and cost efficiency, reduce maintenance requirements, and contribute to the sustainability of communities.

Learn about other competitive advantages of silicones.

 

Did you know ... silicone materials enable
light-emitting diode (LED) lights and traffic signals
to shine more brightly and reduce energy
requirements! Read Silicones and LEDs –Paving
the way to a brighter future
.


Versatile material options

Silicones for infrastructure applications come in many forms:

  • Silicone sealants and adhesives for building, bridge, and highway construction, preservation, and renovation
  • Silicone waterproofing chemicals for building materials and concrete structures
  • Silicone fluid antifoams for wastewater treatment
  • Silicone elastomers for high-voltage insulators
  • Silicone rubber for protective boots, seals, and electrical sleeving in buses, locomotives, subway trains, and aircraft
  • Silicone sealants and lubricants for maintaining vehicles and equipment

Learn more about the different forms of silicone.

Did you know... silicones can remain strong in extreme heat and pliable in freezing cold!

Open the silicone toolbox to learn more about the many things silicones can be and do.

Expand your understanding

Easy reading:
Silicones: Turning Architects’ Dreams into Reality (PDF Size 531 KB)

Silicones: Pioneering New Directions for a Mobile Society (PDF Size 365 KB)

Application and success stories:
Silicones and LEDs – Paving the way to a brighter future

Keeping the power flowing to 500,000 people in the Philippines

At the world’s first “zero emissions” research station

Protecting the Hangzhou Bay Bridge

Keeping the Qingzang Railway running

Improving airport runway safety and service life

Safer offshore oil production

Safer subway seats

Learn more about silicones for:
Automotive
Construction
Manufacturing
Power & Utilities
Solar
Safety & Sustainability

Learn about silicone expertise from Dow Corning:
Visit the Dow Corning technical library.

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Did you know ... polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) does not affect the micro-organisms that digest waste in wastewater treatment plants. Tests have shown no effect on the activated sludge process – other than the expected benefits of foam control! Read An Overview of PDMS Fluids in the Environment.
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