This Thanksgiving, over 50 million Americans will travel to visit friends and family to enjoy our favorite comfort foods. Though you may get frustrated sitting in traffic, standing in security lines at the airport, or trying to coordinate the cooking of all your holiday dishes, silicones help make your travel and cooking experiences a little easier.
Silicone materials are frequently used in many different aspects of automobiles, including tires, engines, windows, and airbags.
The use of silicones contributes to increased safety and reductions in traffic fatalities—especially important during the holidays with so many extra cars clogging our roadways.
Because silicones stand up to the heat under the hood they protect components which contribute to increased fuel efficiency and lower emissions. When you’re stuck in traffic, the last thing you want to see is your gas light!
In airplanes, silicones are often used in an array of applications from the cockpit to the cargo hold. Just like in automobiles, the use of durable silicone materials help increase plane fuel efficiency.
Silicones aren’t only used in transportation—these materials are used in a myriad of applications. Many Thanksgiving cooks will rely on silicone cooking and baking products for tasks like whisking gravy, baking bread, and taking the turkey out of the oven. Because silicones are both flexible and extremely resistant to temperature changes, they are used in potholders, spatulas, baking pans, and many other helpful kitchen tools.
Not a chef? Silicones are used in many of the electronic devices we use to keep up with Thanksgiving football scores and connect with the family and friends we’re not able to see in person. The use of silicones materials is key to long-term performance of many, increasingly small, portable, and sophisticated electronic devices, such as smart phones and tablets.
You can learn more about the many benefits of silicones in these and other applications, including construction, energy, healthcare, and consumer products, at our new website SiliconesBenefits.com.