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.
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Socio-Economic Evaluation of the Global Silicones Industry
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.
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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.
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