Adding molecules and compounds to the basic molecular structure of the silicon atom results in the possibility to produce thousands of distinct forms. Solids, liquids, oils and polymers, greases, pastes, foams, elastomers and other compounds are vital to the manufacture of high performance products.
What Makes Silicone Unique?
No other chemical technology in the world offers a combination of all of these benefits:
Stability: Silicone is a remarkably stable compound that is proven to resist atmospheric influences such as high and low temperatures, corrosion, moisture permeability and UV radiation.
Safety: Silicones may be produced with or applied to chemicals without producing unwanted byproducts or odor in most cases. Silicones are both physiologically inert and environmentally friendly.
Durability: Unlike many synthetic technologies, silicones retain their fundamental chemical and physical properties even when exposed to extreme environments.
Silicone Chemistry Key Characteristics
Remarkably adaptable, silicone chemistry can enhance many chemical and physical properties in silicone compounds, plus many other polymeric materials, such as:
- High and low temperature thermal stability
- UV radiation resistance
- Reduced reactivity
- Temperature / viscosity profiles
- Compressibility and elasticity
- Environmentally degradable
- Electrical properties, including
- Improved dielectric strength
- Reduced dissipation factor
- Spreading and creep behaviors
- Low surface energy
- Reduced pour points and glass transition (Tg) temperatures
- Improved gas permeability
- Moisture resistance
SiVance has the capabilities to custom manufacture silanes and silicones to your exact specifications. Please contact us to learn more.