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Around the world, silicone is making our lives safer and our environment and lifestyles more sustainable.


Did you know ... “when an enterprise dedicates itself to sustainable development, it is actually enhancing its competitiveness for the future!”
– Professor Sun Liping,

Silicones help balance society’s needs

Chemistry brings great value to society – exciting new materials and technologies, comfort, convenience, and economic opportunity. Chemicals are essential to modern life.

But how can we balance the need for technological innovation and economic growth with the need to protect human health ... and our responsibility to provide for future generations? With the help of silicones!

Balancing society’s needs for lifestyle, technology, opportunity, health, safety, and the environment.

When used properly in the applications for which they are designed, silicones are safe, environmentally responsible materials that can help us achieve that balance.

  • Silicones have a long history of safe use and they have the ability to make our world a safer place in many ways. Learn more about silicones and safety.
  • Silicones reduce waste by extending the lives of other materials; they also help us conserve energy and other resources. Learn more about silicones and sustainability.
 Did you know ... silicones have been used safely and successfully in personal care products for more than 30 years! 

Expand your understanding

Learn about:
Silicones and safety
Silicones and sustainability

Easy reading:

Helping the world’s first “zero emission” research station reduce its ecological footprint

Safer off-shore oil production

Silicones and LEDs – paving the way to a brighter future

The Dow Corning sustainability report

For manufacturers and government officials:
Sustainability Enhances Competitiveness – a discussion between Professor Sun Liping of Tsinghua University and Dr. Stephanie Burns, president and CEO of Dow Corning Corporation (PDF=378KB)

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