24 Aug Living in a material world: Silicone for the aluminium sector in WA
The value of a material can be determined by the breadth of its application. Materials such as silicone can have unlimited problem-solving benefits, depending on how it is engineered, says Sinisa Petkovic, Key Account Executive for CBC Malaga.
Silicones combine silicon-based glass and carbon-based plastic. Sinisa points out that “like glass, silicones are temperature and moisture-resistant, chemically inert, and dielectric. As with plastics, silicones are strong and able to take on many forms.”
Importantly, silicone can be formulated as a sealant.
For the mining segment, Sinisa recommends DOWSIL™ 732 Multi-Purpose Sealant as an effective general purpose acetoxy RTV sealant.