At a Glance
Silicone resins are classified as organopolysiloxanes and are an irregular three-dimensional network or principally tri or tetrafunctional units. Thanks to the high Si-O bond energy, the various organopolysiloxanes are very stable. The organic substituents bonded to the silicon atom additionally determine important macroscopic properties. Silicone resins are therefore permanently resistant to temperature, effects of weathering and UV radiation.