Silicone products are everywhere we look. Silicon is the most abundant constituent of the earth's crust after oxygen. Silicone products are a family of highly functional materials exhibiting many versatile characteristics. The starting point in the manufacturing of silicones is silica containing rock undergoing a series of complex chemical reactions through which the silicon element is transformed becoming part of the siloxane bond (-Si-O-Si-) which represents the building block of the silicone polymers.
Silicones are synthetic polymers with combined properties of organic and inorganic materials, some of their main features including:
- heat and cold resistance
- water repellency
- low surface tension
- electrical insulation
- low coefficient of friction
- resistance to severe weather conditions
Due to their high-performance characteristics silicones are widely used in almost all industrial fields such as:
- oil and petrochemicals
Depending on their molecular structure, silicone polymers may be in the form of fluids, resins, elastomers, gels and mixtures. MBI Silicones product line includes silicones in all their forms and covers numerous applications in different industries. We take great pride in our ability to create new and technically advanced solutions that will better fit your specific requirements. Whether you have an existing application or process, or a new project lined up, we will be glad to work with you to either find or develop the right silicone product for your specific functional need.