Silicone is used in environmentally conscious products such as fuel-efficient tires, solar cells, and electric vehicles, contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.
Here are some typical applications of silicone that contribute to the SDGs.
|Application Example||Overview||Related SDGs|
|By using silicone as a modifier for tires, the rolling resistance of tires can be reduced, which helps to improve fuel efficiency.|
|Solar cells||Silicone is used as a modifier for resins used in solar cell encapsulants and as an adhesive and sealing material for components, which helps improve reliability.|
|Silicone is used in wings and towers of wind turbine generators, generators and their peripheral parts, and helps improve reliability.|
|LED lighting||Silicone is used to protect LED elements and to prevent heat, which helps improve the reliability of LED lighting.|
|The silicone heat dissipation material is used for heat countermeasures for lithium-ion batteries and various electronic control devices and helps prevent malfunctions and failures caused by heat.|
|Insulating Glass||Silicone is used as a sealant for double glazing used to insulate residential windows. It is also used as a sealing material for building construction methods that enhance environmental performance.|
|Bottom paint using silicone is useful for improving fuel efficiency in order to prevent marine organisms from adhering to the vessel. (If marine organisms adhere to the bottom of a vessel, the resistance of the vessel increases, resulting in poor fuel consumption.) Silicone is also highly safe and contributes to the preservation of the marine environment.|
|Pesticides||The use of silicone as a spreading agent for pesticides makes them easier to spread than ever.As a result, the amount of pesticide sprayed can be reduced.|
|Silicone-coated resin windows prevent scratches on the resin surface.Plastic windows contribute to lighter vehicles and improve fuel efficiency.|