Silicone elastomer is used for a wide array of industries. Some of the most common and most important silicone rubber applications are gaskets and seals, because of its compressibility, flexibility, and its resistance to many liquids. Silicone is a particularly effective material due to its ability to withstand a wide range of temperatures and its resilience to chemicals.
It is also commonly used as an electrical insulation, as silicone excels at keeping electric charges from traveling. Finally it is used in medical devices as it is easy to mold, very flexible and is available in translucent forms for monitoring purposes. Tubing for dialysis equipment, catheters and baby bottle nipples are all made of silicone.
Silicone sheets can be cut in a number of different ways to form many specialized products. It can be found in the form of a durable, yet soft cell phone case, or in cooking and baking utensils due to its high temperature tolerance.