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Find out how Silicone Engineering’s knowledge and expertise in the industry provides explanations and answers to all your silicone questions.


What is Silicone and other useful questions

An introduction to silicone

At Silicone Engineering, we are frequently asked many questions regarding silicone and its applications. To give you a basic understanding, we’ve compiled the top five most commonly asked questions to give you all the knowledge you need.

Q: What is silicone?

As they say in those famous shampoo adverts: ‘here is the science bit’. Silicones are polymers, which are large molecules composed of many repeated sub-units. These polymers are made up of siloxane – a chain of alternating silicon atoms and oxygen

Silicone Rubber for LED Lighting Systems

LED lighting is already one of the most energy-efficient developed technologies on the market due to the durable and long lasting performance compared to conventional lighting technologies. LED lights have been hailed as the future of interior and exterior lighting as they use very little energy, have an increased lifespan and, unlike regular energy-saving bulbs, they produce an instantly bright light when switched on.

However, although more energy efficient, LED’s generate high heat, meaning thermal management is critical to allow LED

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