Sustainability is about
more than just being “green” on the surface. It’s also about ensuring solutions
are durable over the long term – bringing huge commercial gains to customers,
as well as affordability to their end consumers.
building is a big area of focus, as we collaborate with customers to create
more efficient ways to seal, insulate, light, power and protect buildings. For
example, our silicone
weatherproofing materials (PDF) typically last three times
longer than conventional organic alternatives. And that means the total
lifecycle costs are lower, even if in some instances the initial outlay may be
Because they can withstand the sun’s unrelenting rays year after year,
silicones are ideal for solar panel and photovoltaic (PV) applications. While
solar cells themselves are made of silicon, silicones are used during module
assembly and installation as encapsulants, coatings, potting agents, adhesives
and sealants. Learn more about Fascinating Silicone for
the Solar Industry.