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Although silicone can be engineered to behave in seemingly "un-silicone" ways, many types of silicone share these helpful characteristics.

 

Did you know ... Silicones are synthetic polymers formed from quartz sand (silicon and oxygen) and other products of nature, and uniquely able to withstand nature’s many extremes.
 

Silicone Properties


Typical features of the common silicone

Click the Properties of Silicone icons on the molecule to learn more about silicone's fascinating features

This unique combination of characteristics enables silicones to outlast and outperform most organic materials. Explore the competitive advantages of silicones.

 Did you know ... in window manufacturing, the use of a reactive hot melt silicone sealant can increase productivity by 33%

Expand your understanding

Easy reading: Silicones: Sophisticated Chemical Building Block (PDF size 206 KB)

For chemists and engineers: Silicones: Preparation, Properties, and Performance (PDF size 794 KB)

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