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Silicone Recycling

Silicone Recycling in 2- The recycling process for silicone is not the same as all other plastics. Depending on the silicone recyclers, the silicone can be recycled into oil or silicone grease used by industrial machinery. This is achieved by depolymerize the silicone to recover monomers such as D3 and D4. Another type of silicone that was once thought to not be capable of recycling is that of cured-silicone rubber. In fact with new technology, allows for this and other off-spec and past shelf life materials. So any type of product made from silicone rubber can be recycled. Please contact us if you need silicone recycling.

Facts about Silicone-F. S. Kipping gave the polydiphenylsioxane the nickname silicone. Of course his conclusion to call it silicone incorrect. Modern chemistry's correct name for silicone is siloxanes but it is still commonly called silicone. It is also a common mistake to believe that silicone and silicon are the same type of plastic. Silicone has some silicon atoms, but its chemistry's make up includes different atoms as well and is physically differs from silicon. Despite all of its history or characteristics, it is important to recycle silicone. Recycling silicone in 2 can helps prevent pollution and reduces mining natural materials.

Types of Silicone- Most kitchen utensils are made of silicone, examples include molds for chocolate, ice, cookies muffins and other foods. Non-stick reusable mats used on cookies sheets, heat-resistant potholders or oven mitts are also made of silicone. Within an automobile alone, there is silicone tubing and gaskets. Silicone rubber is used for coating and sealants for airbags, and insulation for spark plugs. Toys, plumbing and building construction materials, baby bottle nipples, personal lubricants and even hair conditions contain silicone. We accept all types of silicone for recycling in 2.