Definition: Silicone

What are silicones?

You have undoubtedly come across it before, silicone. The material is widely used simply because it can be useful in many situations. It can be used as a sealant, adhesive, raw material for various products, but also as a lubricant, for example. Silicone is a compound between silicon, carbon and oxygen. It is an unbreakable material. It is often described as rubbery. So it looks a bit like rubber but it is something else.


Like any other material, silicones have different advantages. Of course, whether something is an advantage or a disadvantage depends partly on the situation. In any case, the material does not conduct heat very well. Furthermore, compared to other materials, it is very resistant to high and low temperatures. What is always an advantage is that it contains little or no toxic substances. So the end product is not. Silicones are also very resistant to oxygen and UV light. It is also very durable, certainly in comparison to other substances.

Silicones at TRALERT®

As mentioned earlier, silicone is a widely used material. The most recognisable is probably its use for kitchen utensils such as baking moulds. You will come across it a lot in the kitchen because it can withstand different temperatures. But you can also come across the material in the LED lights. It is not used in the lamp itself but in the cables used to connect the lighting.

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