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Facts & Figures

Total sales of silicones in Europe are estimated to have a value of 3 billion Euro a year or 590,000 tonnes, making it a significant economic sector, which accounts for more than 10,000 jobs in Europe alone. Silicones in Europe generate an impressive € 9 billion of wealth per annum for European society.

Applications

Silicones are well-known for their versatility, which makes them ideally suited for a variety of applications:

Key Performance AttributesMain Applications
Lubricity, substantivity Personal care, laundry care, textile finishing lubricants
Surface activity Defoaming, release coating/additives
Use in wide temperature range Rubbers, sealants
Biocompatibility Medical, surgical
Low electrical conductivity and low dielectric constant Electrical insulating products
Resistance to oxidation Seals, cables and heat transfer applications
Durability and water repellency Construction, textiles