A Timeline of Silicone

Silicone is a durable and popular material, used for a huge variety of purposes from industrial to medical. Here is a brief timeline of the development of silicone. 1700 – Before the Industrial Revolution, silica-based stones and rock like quartz were used from the Stone Age and were crafted into rudimentary tools for survival. It was the Romans who began transforming sand into glass, making the evolution of silica into silicone possible. 1800 – During the 19th century, chemists began to discover how to get silicon from sand. This was…

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