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Silicone in Electronics

Silicones have played an important role in the advancements in computer technology, telecommunications, electrical power distribution and micro- and macro-electronics. Silicones seal, bond and [...]

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Silicone is the Plastic Alternative

Have you ever wondered if there was a plastic alternative for cooking utensils? Especially when you noticed pieces of plastic from them in your food.  Next time you buy a cooking utensil look for [...]

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Silicone Rubber for LED Lighting

LED lighting is one of the most energy efficient technologies on the market compared to conventional lighting technologies.  It is durable, long-lasting and uses very little energy.  It produces [...]

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Silicone Rubber Uses in Oil and Gas

The oil and gas industry are vital to many industries and is a critical concern for many nations.  It is the raw material for many chemical products, including solvents, pharmaceuticals, [...]

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Dimethyl Silicone Fluids Properties

Dimethyl silicone fluids are unlike other fluids.  Organic hydrocarbon fluids have a backbone of carbon-to-carbon atoms, while silicone fluids have a backbone of silicon-oxygen.  The Si-O [...]

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Why Use Silicone Windshield Wipers?

Windshield wipers become damaged and worn out over time.  It is important to replace them whenever they start streaking or become dry and stiff.  Silicone replacement blades are a higher quality [...]

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Common Types of Silicones in Cosmetics

Silicones have unique fluid properties that in various forms can feel like silk on the skin, impart emollience, and are resistant to water.  Their unique molecular structure of large molecules [...]

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WHY SILICONE IS HEAT RESISTANT

Silicone has a variety of useful properties that make it widely used, including adhesion, insulation, flexibility, and low toxicity.  That it is heat resistant is one of the most important [...]

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Why Use Silicone Instead of Plastic?

Silicone is very popular and is marketed as a safe replacement for traditional plastic.  You can find it in various items including baby bottle nipples, baking sheets, utensils, food containers, [...]

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Why Use Defoamers and Antifoams?

Silicones are widely used as defoamers and antifoams in many industries. The terms antifoams and defoamers are often used interchangeably.  They are used to either control foam formation or [...]

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