- What is Silicone?
Silicone is a class of inorganic rubbers of various compositions and formulas made by linking silica atoms. Silicone was developed for its superior reliability, long life, and extreme temperature adaptability and stability. It will not become misshapen or break down due to extreme temperature exposure. Silicones can be found in liquid and solid form depending upon uses and curing process. SiliconeZone Bakeware is made using a high-temperature compression molding process.
- Is soft silicone safe?
Silicones are chemically inert and adverse effects from the use of silicones in medicine and surgery are rare. Results of animal studies with silicones have shown they do not cause skin reactions or systemic toxicity. Soft silicone has been approved for use in wound management by regulatory bodies around the world.
- Does soft silicone have any effect upon a wound or the wound healing process?
Since silicone is inert, it does not interact chemically with the wound or have any effect upon the cells responsible for the healing process. Furthermore, because soft silicone dressings are easily removed, they do not traumatise the wound or the surrounding skin and therefore do not interfere with wound healing.