Safety Performance Of Silicone

- Jan 02, 2020-

Safety Performance of Silicone

When it comes to the safety of silicone, what do you need to know?

Silica gel alias: Silicic acid gel, which is a highly active adsorption material, is an amorphous substance. The main component of silica gel is silicon dioxide, which is chemically stable and does not burn.


Generally speaking, silica gel can be divided into two categories: organic silica gel and inorganic silica gel according to its properties and components. Inorganic silica gel is a highly active adsorption material, usually made by reacting sodium silicate with sulfuric acid and undergoing a series of post-treatment processes such as aging and acid foaming. Organic silica gel is an organic silicon compound, which refers to compounds containing Si-C bonds, and at least one organic group is directly connected to the silicon atom. It is customary to use organic compounds such as oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, etc. Atomically linked compounds are also treated as organosilicon compounds.

Safety performance of silicone:

1. Silica gel is an amorphous silicon dioxide. The dust content in the workshop should be controlled to be not more than 10 mg / m3. Exhaust air should be strengthened and a mask should be worn during operation.

2. Silicone has a strong adsorption capacity, which can have a drying effect on human skin. Therefore, work clothes should be worn during operation. If the silicone gets into your eyes, rinse them with plenty of water and consult a doctor as soon as possible.

3. The blue silica gel is potentially toxic because it contains a small amount of cobalt chloride. Avoid contact with food and inhalation. If a poisoning event occurs, you should seek medical treatment immediately.

4. The silica gel absorbs water vapor or other organic substances in the medium during use, and the adsorption capacity decreases. It can be reused after regeneration.

Silicone is a very environmentally friendly material with many superior properties. In addition, silicone is a non-petroleum product and does not rely on increasingly scarce petroleum resources. It is a general trend that silicone products become substitutes for similar plastic products. At the same time, silicone products can be applied to There are many applications for which plastic products cannot be used, such as baby pacifiers and human organs.