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!
In the kitchen, a variety of products make use of the inherent characteristics of silicones. Their resistance to high temperatures and hygienic properties makes them a reliable and convenient partner in the kitchen. Thorough testing and regulations ensure the safety of silicone products intended for food contact.
Silicones bring a wealth of properties that have become essential for food contact applications. Silicone coated paper, widely used in bakery and processed food cooking, leverages silicones properties to ensure food preparations do not stick or leak through the paper, and retain these properties when exposed to heat.
In our kitchens, food containers and flexible kitchen ustensils made of silicones elastomers have become widespread thanks to their unique combination of properties, including hydrophobicity, thermal stability, and resistance to bacteria, oils, and detergents.
A selection of food contact
applications using silicones
The industry has prepared a dedicated migration compliance guidance document for silicone elastomers used within food contact materials and good manufacturing practices for organosilicon materials intended to come into contact with food.
Silicone baking moulds are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them perfect for creating all types of baked goods. They are also dishwasher safe and easy to clean, which makes them a convenient choice for busy bakers.
Thanks to the unique properties of silicones, these straws can be reused many times and are safe for the human body and do not cause any negative reaction when exposed to heat variations. Straws made from food-contact grade silicone materials are very durable, and safe for use by everyone.
The silicone ending in spatulas is non-sticky, which means that liquid can be easily removed.
Baby feeding supplies
Silicones’ inherent inertness to bacteria, mould and fungi, their biocompatibility and tear strength make them a safe and suitable material for baby and toddler products.
A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES.
Silicones have thousands of applications that collectively bring safety, comfort and enjoyment to life.
annual sale of products
containing silicones in the
in Europe (2018)
the total sales value
of energy products containing silicones
in Europe. (2018)
Take a look for yourself and see how silicones help enable a sustainable and digital future across industrial ecosystems, as defined by the EU’s industrial strategy aiming to support the twin transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.