About Silicone

Silicone and the Environment

All silicone does not react with other elements or compounds. There are no known health hazards of silicone. Silicone is basically a synthetic rubber material which contains bonded silicon (Si) and oxygen (O2). It doesn’t decompose naturally, it has to be recycled properly through :

  • Reuse

Re-Grinding silicone and adding the grounded compound to fresh silicone to make new products for low value applications.

  • Novel Recycling

Processed silicone is held in a flame till completely charred the product is pressed into a solid or pulverised into a powder.

The powdered form is water-resistant and can withstand a number of conditions and temperatures as self-cleaning glass or coating of solar panel.

  • Combustion

When silicone is burned in air or oxygen, it forms solid silica (SiO2) as a white powder and char.

The powder is sometimes called silica fume and is used in cement production to enhance strength.

  • Recycling

Silicones are depolymerized to recover silicone monomers which can be reused for silicone oil and other applications.

  • Waste Water Processing

If silicone enters environmental waste water processing facilities, it will end up in the sludge. When sludge is incinerated, the silicone converts to amorphous silica, which has no further environmental consequence when the ash is landfilled.

Benefits of silicone:

  • FDA / EU Foodgrade
  • NON TOXIC, BPA Free (plastic free)
  • ECO Friendly, Recyclable
  • Heat resistant up to +220°C
  • Freezer safe to -40°C
  • Flexible, durable, non-stick, waterproof, hypoallergenic
  • Can be used in oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher