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Introduction

Silicone, also known as SI, has been mass-produced since 1943.
  - It is a thermoset polycondensate.
- Applications: It is often used in computer chips, IC’s, cooking ware, and food containers.
- General properties: It maintains its dimensional stability and good electrical and dielectrical properties over a wide range of frequency and temperature. Other useful properties include good flame resistance, low water absorption, moderate thermal shock resistance, and average polymeric mechanical properties. On the other hand, it is high-cost with limited shelf-life and a long curing time.
- Trade Name: Baysilon, Blu-Sil, Commex, Fiberite, Lamitex, Siltemp, Textolite.
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