Discover the unexpected uses of silicone in your home, from the kitchen to the bathroom and beyond, in this article.
The use of silicone in building and construction allows materials such as concrete, glass, granite, steel, and plastic to work better and last longer. The silicone sealants allow engineers to design more innovative architectural structures by absorbing pressure and movement. Additionally, it prevents moisture, heat, corrosion, sunlight, ultraviolet rays, pollution, and other hazards from damaging materials and joints.
Most people associate silicone with kitchen utensils such as cake cases, spatulas, and non-stick products. Silicone can be incorporated into a wide range of unexpected and unreasonable items in your house, constantly improving your lifestyle. Here are some ways silicone ends up in your household:
Unlikely places in the home that silicone is used:
Silicone is a highly versatile material that can be found in many unexpected places in your home. From kitchen utensils to bathroom fixtures, and even in your electronics, silicone provides a multitude of benefits that make it an ideal choice for various applications. Keep reading to see how silicone is used throughout your home.
In the electronics industry, silicon plays a huge role. As a semiconductor, silicon conducts electricity only under certain conditions and acts as an insulator under others. The material’s characteristics make it ideal for use in transistors that amplify electrical signals. Silicone is used to coat electrical products such as keypads, keyboards, copier rollers, computers, fax machines, telephones, and home entertainment equipment.
There’s more to your kitchen than silicone spatulas. The silicone in your kitchen is great for cooking utensils since it has no odour, is dishwasher safe, and can be used in the freezer, microwave, and oven without affecting the quality of your product. It is common for household cleaners and polishers to contain silicon to increase shine and spread more easily.
Does your daily commute involve a car? A silicone adhesive and coating will make your vehicle’s exterior more resistant to rain, wind, salt, abrasion, ultraviolet radiation, and chemicals. Maintenance and repair are less costly and joints last longer with a silicone coating. In addition to airbags, hydraulic bearings, ignition cables, shock absorbers and headlamps, silicone is used in a wide range of car parts.
There’s a good chance you’re wearing it! The use of silicone in cosmetics, cleansers, shampoos, and other personal care products improves shine and texture. The use of silicones in cosmetic products is widespread, particularly in leave-on skin-care products and all sorts of hair-care products. Cyclopentasiloxane and cyclohexasiloxane are two of the most common silicones. The material can also take the form of dimethicone and phenyl trimethicone, among other types.
The use of silicone-based coatings in industrial processing is widespread. Silicone-based coatings, for example, are used by tire manufacturers to ensure quality in moulding. The shipping industry benefits from paints with silicone additives because they increase vessel efficiency (faster speed and less fuel consumption), and they do not use toxic antifouling paints. In the industrial paint industry, silicones improve adhesion, waterproofing, and resistance to extreme conditions.
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