- Silicones Uses
- Sustainability & Environment
- Health & Safety
- Science & Research
The silicone manufacturing process sounds simple. Take silicon, methyl chloride, and a dash of catalyst. Heat. Add water. And out pops an infinite assortment of silicone fluids, elastomers, gels, and resins.
Silicone Manufacturing Process
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Technically silicones are obtained by structurally modifying silicon through the addition of carbon molecules. In this way, silicones are polymers that combine the qualities of a metal with the diversity of plastics.