Not since the invention of the nail has a product had such a dramatic impact on buildings and construction as silicones.
Quality of life depends on good, safe and strong places in which to live and work. Thanks to silicones, buildings of any age, shape, size or form are more comfortable, more attractive and longer lasting.
In buildings all over the world, rubber-like sealants hold glass firmly in place and keep the weather out. Their use dramatically increases architects' freedom of design with structural glazing.
For concrete and plasterboard too, silicone rubber sealants make sure that joints and cracks are closed, preventing damp from entering and heat from escaping. Inside, for example, silicone sealants stop water run-off from causing damage in bathrooms and kitchens.
Silicone coatings protect thousands of restored buildings and historic monuments from the ravages of erosion. Thanks to silicones, many of the world's most well-known landmarks will remain part of our heritage.