Global Silicones Council

Benefits and Uses of Silicones

The silicone industry is a highly innovative sector which continually invests in silicone products whose enabling properties make smart and surprising contributions to consumers’ quality of life. Silicone lends its useful characteristics when applied to other materials allowing products to last longer, spread better, stay flexible or rigid, and withstand extreme temperatures or humidity, thus reducing the resource and energy consumption of the products in which silicones are used. Silicones’ widespread use in everything from automobiles to electronics to solar panels helps enhance existing materials and make new ones possible, which are incorporated into thousands of articles and end products.