Silicones Used in Construction
Silicones can be used as coatings on highways, airport runways and parking garages due to their ability to withstand contraction and expansion.

Silicones are also used in the manufacture of polyurethane foams, which are used in the construction of buildings, bridges and other structures.

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Key Features of Silicones
Silicones are crucial for medium- and high-voltage renewable energy applications, such as insulators in solar and wind energy solutions.

Silicones are important to assist lubrication in windmill gears and electrical resistance at high temperatures in wind turbines.

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Silicones Used in Restoration
Silicones are used to preserve the facades and details of historic buildings, sculptures and other artwork. Silicone coatings protect the stone from erosion caused by the sun, humidity, snow, ice or atmospheric pollution.

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Silicones in Aerospace and Aviation
In aerospace and aviation, silicones are used as adhesives and sealants for doors and windows which need to be properly sealed to preserve cabin pressure. Silicone is an ideal material thanks to its stability and resistance to extreme conditions.

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What Are Silicones?

Silicones are a family of specialty, high-performance materials. The silicone family includes siloxanes and silanes, all of which are widely used in thousands of products and provide essential benefits to key segments of our economy, including: health care, aerospace, personal care, electronics, transportation and construction. » Learn More

North American Silicones Economic Report

As an innovative and R&D-intensive sector of the economy, the silicone industry enhances North America’s long-term economic prospects. Silicone producers employ thousands of workers in North America, and produce innovative and value-added products that contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to the US economy. Many sectors of the economy also rely on silicones, including: automotive and aerospace, construction, electronics, healthcare, industrial and personal and lifestyle goods. » Learn More

Canada Environment Minister Declares D5 Safe for the Environment

SEHSC commends Canada’s Environmental Minister’s decision to implement the findings of an independent scientific panel that concluded that Siloxane D5 does not pose a danger to the environment now or in the future. » Learn More

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