Encyclopedia of Shin-Etsu Chemical Products(Silicone)

Encyclopedia of
Shin-Etsu Chemical Products

– You surely come across Shin-Etsu somewhere –

Perhaps many of you will say that you “have never seen any Shin-Etsu Chemical products.”
However, you are almost certain to have encountered them somewhere already. This is because, in most cases, our name isn’t written anywhere on these products, making them unnoticeable. Here, we will remedy this issue by introducing the many places in which “Shin-Etsu” can be found in our work and daily lives.

If you click on the following buttons, the map on the right will show where they are used.

Semiconductor Silicon
Electronics Materials

Column Silicon (Si) and Shin-Etsu Chemical

What is Silicone?

  • Silicone can take various forms, appearing as fluids, rubbers, liquid rubbers and powders.
  • Silicone has many advantageous fundamental characteristics: it is heat resistant, insulates electricity, is not easily harmed by acids or alkalis and is harmless to living organisms. These properties allow silicone to be safely used in harsh operating environments, such as around automobile engines, and in situations in which it comes in direct contact with human skin.

  • “Silicon” and “silicone” have confusingly similar names, don’t they? They both come from the same starting material, silica (SiO2), which can be found abundantly throughout the Earth. It is the metal created by deoxidizing silica that is referred to as “silicon.” “Silicone” is a synthetic resin created through chemical reactions involving silicon.
    “Semiconductor silicon” is produced by thinly slicing single crystal silicon ingots of heightened purity.