Silicones have been used safely and successfully in personal care products
for more than 30 years and have been the subject of more than 5,000
In the environment, polydimethylsiloxane fluid breaks down into water,
carbon dioxide, and minerals already found in the earth’s crust.
If an organic sealant needs to be cut out and replaced every seven years,
the amount of garbage produced and solvents used will be at least three times
greater than if a longer-lasting silicone sealant had been used.
Many silicone fluids and elastomers can be recycled.
Silicones help manufacturers eliminate water-wasting process steps and
reduce the use of air-polluting solvents.
Silicones help automakers comply with an entire alphabet of environmental
laws and regulations ... RoHS, EPA, CARB LEV (Low-Emission-Vehicle), WEEE, Euro
4, Euro 5, EU law 1999/13/EC, and more.
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