Silicones bring unique performances and properties that make them the material of choice for countless essential applications in our day-to-day lives. They can make materials that do not want to stick together adhere. They are thermally stable meaning they retain their properties under high thermal stress (which means severe temperature changes). They help cool systems down, insulate, lubricate, protect and much more!
Silicones can resist high temperatures with minimal variation to their physical characteristics, even under extreme temperature conditions. This is why silicone fluids are used for industrial applications where harsh conditions are unavoidable. Examples of such fluids are those used to heat or cool chemical reactors and to produce constant temperature baths for measuring devices that must function at high temperatures.
They are also used to cool and insulate medium-power transformers that supply our cities and industries with electricity. As a result, silicones are used in a wide range of applications relying on thermal or cool stability, for example airplanes and EV batteries.
Examples of applications