Branches or cross links in the polymer chain can be introduced by using organosilicone precursors with fewer alkyl groups, such as methyltrichlorosilane and methyltrimethoxysilane. Some characteristics such as elongation, creep, cyclic flexing, tear strength, compression set, dielectric strength (at high voltage), thermal conductivity, fire resistance, and in some cases tensile strength — at extreme temperatures — can be far superior than organic rubbers in general, although some of these Properties are still lower than some special materials. • Back to Top sealants and adhesives Silicones are ideal for fixing materials and are used in expansion, construction, joining and motion joints. Due to its high heat resistance, silicone makes up a lot of kitchen utensils, such as oven tongs, tongs and pan handles; the non-stick properties of silicone also make it useful for cookware coatings. Polydimethylsiloxane is often used for this purpose, since its specific cross-linking leads to a flexible and soft silicone with high durability and adhesive direction. Silicone rubber is a reliable solution (unlike rubber and thermoplastic elastomers) for migration or interaction problems between the main active ingredients. Its ability to have no carbon backbone but a chemically robust silicon backbone reduces its potential as a food source for dangerous water-based bacteria such as Legionella. In addition, silicone compounds such as silicone rubber are used as coatings and sealants for airbags; the high strength of silicone rubber makes it an optimal adhesive and sealant for high-impact airbags. Silicone is an odourless, colorless, oil-free detergent used in dry cleaning to transport detergents to clothing and to wash away hanging dirt and oils enclosed by the detergent. Back to top health applications medical applications and baby care products made of silicones meet the highest quality standards required by healthcare professionals, patients and families. Silicone works to seal instrument panels and other electrical systems in the cockpit and protect circuit boards from the risks of extreme heights such as humidity and extremely low temperature. Silicones soften and smooth topical drugs, so they can be applied without greasy residues, and they can help form a seal that protects wounds during the healing process. The materials are held in place and the joints absorb the natural displacement and movement of temperature, humidity and other environmental influences. Electronics Electronic components are sometimes encased in silicone to increase stability against mechanical and electrical shocks, radiation and vibration, a process called “potting”. The heat resistance of silicone rubber allows the use of seals in aircraft engines where it will survive other types of rubber, improving aircraft safety and reducing maintenance costs. Recent technological advances allow the convenient use of silicone in combination with thermoplastics to improve scratch and mar-resistance and reduced friction coefficient. With the addition of carbon or any other conductive substance as a powdered filler, silicone rubber can be made electrically conductive, while preserving most of its other mechanical properties. Silicone rubber can be molded with tight tolerances to ensure that gaskets form airtight gaskets both at the bottom and in the air where air pressure decreases. Keyboards, keyboards and copy rollers are made of silicones, as well as hardcoating cases for computers, facsimile machines, telephones and home entertainment devices. Automotive In the automotive sector, silicone grease is usually used as a lubricant for brake components, since it is stable at high temperatures, not water-soluble and far less likely than other lubricants. Silicone rubber is used in automotive applications, many cooking, baking and food storage products, clothing including underwear, sportswear and footwear, electronics, repair and hardware at home and hardware, and a variety of unseen applications. Back to Top Transportation Silicones deliver the strength, adhesion and durability required in high-performance cars, ocean ships, aircraft and spacecraft. Annual growth is expected to be.