Silicone is durable, flexible, stain-resistant, easy-to-clean and able to endure extreme temperatures without deteriorating.
Reusable and truly eco-friendly from start to finish. Silicone enhances the performance of products we use every day and makes the most of our natural resources at the same time.
These silicone products are in fact derived from simple quartz sand. An incredible example of what our planet can give us with just a bit of know-how. Silicone is the result of a series of chemical reactions, all of which begins with just simple sand. This sand contains the second most common element found in the Earth’s crust – silica. The element is attained through a series of distillation and synthesising processes of the quartz sand.
The following chemical reactions transform silica into usable silicone by involving just three other elements – oxygen, carbon and hydrogen. Through hydrolysis and polymerisation, these atoms are coerced into a chain of repeating Si-O-Si units. It is the repeating nature of these silicone chains that explains the diversity of silicone as a material, giving it physical properties and the strength of a metal, with more flexibility than a plastic.
What’s more amazing, is that the byproducts of this continuous, self-contained chemical process are harmless and, in fact, useful to the environment.
Not only is silicone a friend to the planet, it is also a significant factor in continuing efforts to make our lifestyles more sustainable. The incredible durability of silicone products gives them an impressive, long life of re-usability.