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JieHong:Silicone Goes to the Moon!
时间: 2012-07-31 17:22:38     来源: Wuhan Jiehong International Trading Co., ltd

 The unique properties of silicone were appreciated by astronauts who walked on the moon!

 With temperature extremes ranging from minus 150°C to plus 100°C, the astronaut’s silicone rubber boots needed to protect the astronaut’s feet for up to 20 hours, whilst providing comfort and protection at the same time.

 In fact, the moon is not the only extreme environment where silicone has become indispensable.

 Silicone sealant technology is presently being utilised in Antarctica at the Princess Elizabeth polar research station which is a zero emission outpost established to research climate change. The energy self-sufficient research station aims to emit no carbon dioxide whatsoever and cost in  the region of 20 million Euros to construct.

 Energy saving windows are just one of the applications to which silicone technology has been applied and micro-organism technology has been used to enable the re-use of water up to five times. Wind power and solar panels have been utilised to provide the station with power and hot water.

 The moon and the Antarctic are not the only extreme environments where the use of silicone has been applied.

 The tallest building in the world, the Burj Dubai Tower relies on silicone sealant technology to provide an insulating solution for glass that has to withstand many extremes. The Burj Dubai Tower is subject intense desert heat,seismic activity, extreme temperature fluctuations, very high winds and powerful sandstorms.

A situation where nature challenges the man made technology of silicone application.

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway which Connects Xining, the capital of China's Northwest Qinghai Province with Lhasa which is the capital of Tibet. This extreme railway has to endure freezing cold temperatures and snow storms, coupled with high altitudes and harsh terrain. An ideal environment then for liquid silicone rubber which has been used with great success in the protection of cable accessories.

From silicone lubricants used on Texan oil rigs, to silicone rubber on the surface of the moon, the application of silicone products seems almost infinite in today’s changing world. http://www.jiehongguoji.com


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