Making the everyday safer and more enjoyable
Silicone products for baby and childcare products
Silicones improve the quality and safety of childcare products
Children’s health, in particular during their infancy, is one of the greatest priorities of human beings throughout the world. Infants’ first contact with food, after breastfeeding, is through baby bottles. Traditionally, these baby bottles were made with glass which, while being hygienically very efficient, are heavy and, of course, brittle and prone to be broken. For a time, they were partly replaced with plastics, but these were not as hygienic because they were less heat-resistant and more difficult to sterilize and, as research advanced, were often found to contain unsafe or even toxic products. This safety problem was even more critical for bottle teats or nipples which were in direct contact with the baby’s mouth and ingested when sucked, and often contained what ultimately proved to be hazardous chemicals. Latex nipples, for their part, were opaque, making it difficult for parents to visualize the flow of baby formula during feeding time.
Silicone products for kitchenware and cooking utensils
Silicones for food contact improve the quality and safety of kitchenware and cooking utensils
Food-grade silicones are increasingly the material of choice for the entire food processing cycle, from large-scale industrial facilities and restaurants to home cooking, as well as in food packaging and labelling. They are convenient, safe, heat-resistant, long-lasting, versatile and ensure no modification of food properties and tastes when in contact with food.
Silicones for rollers and moving parts in printers and copiers
Silicone materials improve the performance of rollers and moving parts in office printers and copiers
Photocopiers and printers are the core office automation devices for reproducing documents. They must ensure quick start in operations, provide speed in execution and produce accurate and visually compelling documents. They must also be cost-effective, offering low-energy consumption and minimal environmental impact. To achieve all these goals, printers and copiers need to have efficient rollers with a good compression set, efficient thermal and electrical conductivity to ensure that performance is always optimal and that moving parts do not deteriorate through thousands of repetitive cycles and long periods of use. Quality High-Consistency Rubber (HCR) silicone can enhance the performance of rollers and effectively extend the lifecycle of printers and copiers.
Silicone for domestic appliances
Kitchen appliances, washing machine, household device, silicone present in our everyday lives
For over 20 years, major appliance and consumer electronics manufacturers have been partnering with Elkem Silicones to make high-performance products using our wide range of silicones, from adhesives and silicone elastomers (RTV-1) to silicone RTV-2. They know that our solutions are reliable, safe, and contribute to improving their manufacturing processes and cost-effectiveness. They also know they can count on our technical teams to give them the best advice and support at all times.
Food grade silicone for making molds
High quality silicones for food molding
Silicones have been used for several decades for making molds for pastries and sweets: cakes, decorative pieces, chocolate, marzipan, hard and soft candies, etc. They have proven to be safe for use in industrial production, artisanal businesses (bakeries, restaurants, caterers, etc.), as well as for home cooking and baking. At Elkem Silicones, we pride ourselves in having highly controlled processes from the very start and in having established expertise in this area. We are particularly committed to ensuring that these products are compliant with food contact regulations because they are an essential part of our everyday lives.