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About Silicone. Silicone is a class of polymers, in which silicon atoms are linked via oxygen atoms, each silicon atom bearing one or several organic groups (usually methyl or phenyl in industrial production). Silicon compounds are quite abundant in nature, but Silicones are not found naturally. They were first synthetized in 1930, with industrial production beginning nine years later and growing rapidly in the years that followed, a result of the high demand for Silicones in World War II. Currently, they have a wide variety of commercial forms and applications, ranging from automotive to pharmaceutical industries.

Silicone Handling. For its great number of compounds and forms, Silicones have different types of storage and transportation. With that in mind, most of Silicone compounds are considered nontoxic, not flammable, and not highly reactive. No special measures must be taken in transportation or storage, besides common-sense for good housekeeping.

Silicone Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Silicone are listed below.

  • Dimethylsiloxane oligomers + strong acid (such as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid) + strong base (such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) + silicon tetrachloride (polycondensation),
  • Dimethylsiloxane oligomers + trichlorophenylsilane/trichloromethylsilane + silicon tetrachloride (Grignard reaction followed by hydrolysis and polymerisation),
  • Cyclic oligodiorganosiloxanes + strong base (such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) + silicon tetrachloride (ring opening polymerization),
  • Siloxane (emulsion polymerization)

Silicone Uses.The uses and applications of Silicone may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Silicone are fluids; emulsions; solutions; resins; pastes; elastomers; and powders.

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Silicone Price Outlook. The price of Silicone (Europe) increased during April 2019 to 8,550 USD per metric ton, which represents a slight rise of 4% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Silicone (Europe) decreased modestly by 0.8%.

About Silicone. Silicone is a class of polymers, in which silicon atoms are linked via oxygen atoms, each silicon atom bearing one or several organic groups (usually methyl or phenyl in industrial production). Silicon compounds are quite abundant in nature, but Silicones are not found naturally. They were first synthetized in 1930, with industrial production beginning nine years later and growing rapidly in the years that followed, a result of the high demand for Silicones in World War II. Currently, they have a wide variety of commercial forms and applications, ranging from automotive to pharmaceutical industries.

Silicone Handling. For its great number of compounds and forms, Silicones have different types of storage and transportation. With that in mind, most of Silicone compounds are considered nontoxic, not flammable, and not highly reactive. No special measures must be taken in transportation or storage, besides common-sense for good housekeeping.

Silicone Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Silicone are listed below.

  • Dimethylsiloxane oligomers + strong acid (such as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid) + strong base (such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) + silicon tetrachloride (polycondensation),
  • Dimethylsiloxane oligomers + trichlorophenylsilane/trichloromethylsilane + silicon tetrachloride (Grignard reaction followed by hydrolysis and polymerisation),
  • Cyclic oligodiorganosiloxanes + strong base (such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) + silicon tetrachloride (ring opening polymerization),
  • Siloxane (emulsion polymerization)

Silicone Uses.The uses and applications of Silicone may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Silicone are fluids; emulsions; solutions; resins; pastes; elastomers; and powders.

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