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From solar panels to medical devices to sports safety equipment to personal care products, silicones are used in thousands of products. This family of high performance materials is crucial to countless industries, including medicine, construction, transportation, fashion, and sports.
A recent socio-economic report released by the Global Silicones Council underscores just how important silicones are to the global economy as well as to the well-being of people in a modern society. Silicones manufacturing is an $11 billion global industry, with 2,122,000 metric tons of formulated silicone products sold every year.
So where is all this silicone being used? Among the most popular uses:
With such a variety of applications, silicones are a key part of the global economy. In North America alone, silicones manufacturing operations directly employ 10,000 individuals and another 2.3 million individuals throughout the supply chain. To learn more about the socio-economic benefits of silicones, view the Global Silicones Council’s full report here. To learn more about the many uses of silicones, visit siliconesinfo.org.
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