The silicone manufacturing process sounds simple. Take silicon, methyl
chloride, and a dash of catalyst. Heat. Add water. And out pops an infinite
assortment of silicone fluids, elastomers, gels, and resins.
Did you know ... silicon, the basic raw material for
silicone production, comes from ordinary quartz sand. About 26% of the earth’s
crust is naturally occurring silicon. In
comparison, less than 1%