Its versatility and features make professionals from different sectors choose silicone to meet the ever-growing needs for efficiency, safety and sanitation. SILAM Group is currently the market leader in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the references in the European Union in HTV silicone processing. It offers personalized solutions adapted to the needs of every sector. Do you want to know how it is used in each one of them?
Silicone offers highly valued features in the aeronautics sector (high resistance to low temperatures, ozone, humidity and UV rays…). It’s implemented in sealing gaskets, doors and windows or ducts.
Silicone exhibits a wide range of electric, physical, mechanical and chemical properties that make it an optimal material. It is resistant to high temperatures, water-repellent, UV-resistant, weather-resistant, it has high thermal stability, etc. It’s mostly used in insulators, cable terminations, joints, etc.
The versatility of silicone means it has multiple applications in the automotive sector: Temperature and rain sensors, windshields, transmission bellows, flexible connections, gaskets, lighting, bumpers, exhaust pipe supports, airbags…
This sector requires silicones that are highly resistant to vibration and high and low temperatures. It’s used in watertight seals for doors and windows, ducts, cables, etc.
Silicon is resistant to high temperatures, has no taste or smell and is non-stick, making it a highly valued material in this sector. It’s implemented in watertight seals for stoves and ovens, irons, glass ceramic hobs, vending machines, seals for pressure cookers…
The use of silicone in lighting applications has grown in recent years, particularly together with LED lighting. It’s mostly used in exterior lighting for roads, sports stadiums, tunnels, etc.
Laboratories and pharmaceutical uses
Its main advantages for this sector are that it can be sterilised with common techniques, it is water-repellent, biocompatible and non-toxic. Its applications include silicone tubes to extract and conduct liquids, tapes for artery occlusion, radiopaque silicone or conductive silicone.
The food industry has established a series of regulations regarding the materials that may come into contact with food. That’s why silicone is used in transporting liquids, kitchen equipment (containers, packaging, moulds, etc.), seals which have contact with food or liquids, etc.
Silicone is widely used in agriculture due to its high weather resistance: tapes to fasten vines, grafting clamps, tubes to transfer liquids, membranes for drip irrigation systems, milking, etc.