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Silicones: Enabling Sustainability and Driving Innovation

What are Silicones?

Silicones are fascinating polymers that we use in our everyday life. They are among the world’s most important and adaptable raw materials, used in literally thousands of products and applications – from healthcare, aerospace and personal care, to electronics, transportation, construction and energy. Silicones exceptional breadth of chemical and physical properties makes silicones important to achieving innovation in key sectors of the economy. Because they are flexible and resistant to moisture, chemicals, heat, cold and ultraviolet radiation, they also make products more stable, easier to use, more affordable and longer-lasting.

Benefits & Uses

Silicones play an increasingly important role supporting improvement, innovation, and progress in a wide range of industry sectors.

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More than 1,000 studies over many decades have been conducted to assess the safety of silicone materials and have confirmed their safety both for human health and the environment.

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Regulatory Information

GSC engages in advocacy to urge countries to conduct their own assessment of silicone materials using a risk-based weight-of-evidence approach.

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Silicone News

Read more from GSC and the Regional Silicones Industry Associations (SEHSC, Silicones Europe, SIAJ) and see what has been written about silicones in the news.

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About GSC

The Global Silicones Council (GSC) is a not-for-profit, international organization representing companies that produce and sell silicone products around the world.

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