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Industrial Uses for Silicone, Part 2

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When you want high quality silicone tubes and hoses for your business, trust the professional silicone product manufacturers here at Flex Technologies. If you read our last blog entry, you've probably got a good idea of just how versatile silicone is as a material. We went over how silicone is used in the paper/film, construction, healthcare, aerospace, aviation, and electronics industries. Here, we would like to go over how it is used in a few more.

Household Products

Silicone is probably in more of your everyday household products than you think. Do you bake? Your bake ware may very well contain a silicone rubber, which makes it longer lasting, sturdier, and easier to use and clean. Again, because silicone is non toxic to humans, it can be used in areas of human consumption where many other materials can't. Like to keep a clean house? Your polishes, cleaners, and finishes likely have silicone in them to provide that sought after shine without reacting to other materials on your surfaces. You can even find silicone in fabric softeners and laundry detergents, both for its anti foaming and softening properties.

Paint and Coatings

Silicone's durability, and resistance to so many types of damage has allowed it to infiltrate the paint and coatings industries as well. Paints that use silicone have an extra resistance to the sun (UV rays), stains, salt, chemical pollution, have extra adhesion properties. Paints and coatings with silicone can be found on oil rigs, roads, houses, bridges, trains, and more.

Personal Care

The personal care industry uses silicone for many of the same benefits the household product industry does. It is non toxic to humans. While many materials may provide shine, texture, smoothness, few do so without effects on the human body. Luckily, silicone is safe, and can even make otherwise irritating materials safer and more comfortable, like with deodorant, where silicone reduces the amount of white residue after application. You can find silicone in all kinds of personal care products, including shampoo, sunscreen, makeup, lotions, and cleansers.

Restoration

Silicone even plays a role in the restoration industry, generally as a sealant to protect the materials already there. Silicone adds extra strength, the ability to withstand weather damage and repel water, and it allows porous materials like sandstone to breath. The additions of silicone also increases staining or streaking resistance, decreasing the chance of damage from vandalism or improper care.

Silicone truly is an extremely versatile industrial material! Here at Flex Technologies, our silicone tubes and hoses are made of the highest quality, and are subject to strict ISO 9001:2008, TS-16949 standards. If you have any questions about our products, please do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to provide any answers that you may need.

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