Silicones in Construction Field
The first ‘silicone’ sealant was created on the Elkem Silicones’ site of St Fons, Lyon, France in 1957! Silicones have revolutionised the way to build. By improving strength, flexibility, and resistance, they protect the structural integrity of a building so it can stand the test of time. By acting as an elastic joint between construction materials, the silicone allows the necessary give and take needed to compensate for fluctuations in temperature, humididty, wind, and other environmental effects.
Elkem Silicones combines know-how in silicones, and more specifically silicone sealants, with more than 50 years experience in the construction field. Elkem Silicones provides formulated sealants as well as raw materials for formulation, primers and auxiliaries.