How is silicone made?



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    “Silicones are made from silicon and methyl chloride in a process known as the “direct reaction” or “direct process.” This reaction between silicon and our recycled reagents yields methyl chlorosilanes. They are distilled (purified), and the dimethyldichlorosilane is hydrolyzed to give PDMS. This product can be formulated or finished into thousands of different products, which are sold to every major industrial segment.”

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