What is silicone?

Silicone rubber and closed cell sponge is an elastomer composed of various silicone polymers. Silicone is generally non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme environments and temperatures from -55 °C to +300 °C while still maintaining useful properties. Due to these properties, silicone rubber can be used in a wide variety of products.

Other applications of silicone across the world

Silicone is a commonly used material and has many uses throughout a variety of sectors...

Cookware
In many instances, it is able to withstand high temperatures. Silicone can be an excellent choice for cooking appliances – an example of this would be soup and pasta ladles.

Electronics
Some electric components are encased in silicone and aid in reducing the conduction of electrical currents.

Mould making
Silicone is used for moulds to cast a range of products. From ice cube trays to low-temperature alloys, silicone has the potential to be an excellent choice for mould making due to its non-stick properties and ability to provide an accurate shape.

Medicine
Silicone gel is used in a broad variety of medical applications - uses include cosmetic implants and bandages and dressings. This is due to the fact that silicone is a non-toxic, durable substance and can be used safely by humans.

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