Silicones are ideal for affixing materials and are used in expansion, construction, connection and movement joints. Materials are held in place and the joints absorb the natural shifting and movement from fluctuations in temperature, humidity and other environmental effects.
In the home, silicone rubber sealants in kitchens and bathrooms prevent damage from moisture and bacteria build-up.
Silicone adhesives used in structural glazing protect the long-term quality and appearance of a façade. Whether manufactured with the material or applied to the finished surface, commercial and industrial structures withstand exposure to the elements. Glazing also insulates and protects glass panels in cars or façades from UV radiation.