The global electronics market purchases more than 60,000 tons of silicone products each year. Silicones are used in many different electronic goods, which include semiconductors, LED devices, and information communications technologies. Silicone technology lies at the heart of almost all devices that make life easier including smartphones, computers, and sports watches.
Silicone sealants, adhesives, and coatings are used for circuits, connectors, capacitors, coils, transistors, and tubes in electronic devices for consumer and business applications.
Silicones protect various components against heat, shock, and contaminants. This technology is critical in ensuring long-term stability and performance of increasingly small, portable, and sophisticated electronic devices we depend on, such as:
- Mobile phones
- MP3 players
- Tablet computers
- Global positioning systems
- Hearing aids
- LED lights
- Smart watches
Through use in LED lights, silicones contribute to energy efficiency in lighting.
- LED lights, which contain silicone, use 90% less energy than conventional lighting
- Use of silicones in LED devices results in lower optical losses, increased brightness and duration, and greater protection and reliability, contributing to reducing replacement, maintenance costs, and solid waste generation
Overall, silicones contribute to enhanced energy efficiency, connectivity, mobile working, and power of electronics.