- What Are Silicones?
- Silicones Uses
- Sustainability & Environment
- Health & Safety
- Science & Research
Facts & Figures
Total sales of silicones in Europe are estimated at 2.5 billion Euro a year, making it a significant economic sector which accounts for some 10,000 jobs. Silicones in Europe generate an impressive € 9 billion of wealth per annum for European society.
Silicones are well-known for their versatility, which makes them ideally suited for a variety of applications:
|Key Performance Attributes||Main Applications|
|Lubricity, substantivity||Personal care, laundry care, textile finishing lubricants|
|Surface activity||Defoaming, release coating/additives|
|Use in wide temperature range||Rubbers, sealants|
|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|