CES – Silicones Europe

CES – Silicones Europe is a non-profit trade organisation representing all major producers of silicones in Europe. We provide information on silicones from a health, safety and environmental perspective.


Our primary mission is to raise awareness of silicones and their many uses as well as to promote their safety from a health, safety and environmental perspective.


What we do:

  • Commission, co-ordinate and guide scientific research on questions of health, safety and the environment.
  • Interpret and evaluate data.
  • Provide information and perspective to European and international regulators.
  • Co-ordinate input from the silicone industry on issues affecting the overall chemical sector.
  • Monitor and assess topics relevant to the silicone industry.
  • Liaise with sister organisations – especially the Silicones Environmental, Health and Safety Council of North America (SEHSC) and the Silicones Industry Association of Japan (SIAJ).
  • Provide information on the benefits of silicones in everyday life.



Detlef Wischer (Shin-Etsu Silicones Europe BV)



Substances of interest: silanes, cyclic and linear volatile methylsiloxanes (VMS), silicone polymers (polydimethylsiloxane PDMS); functional silanes and (poly)siloxanes, etc.



6 Members:

Dow Corning/Dow (UK) (BE) (DE) (USA) (JA), Elkem Silicones (FR)(US), Evonik (DE) (USA), Momentive (DE) (I) (USA) (JA), Shin-Etsu (NL) (DE) (USA) (JA), Wacker (DE) (USA) (JA)



CES has an active interest in the regulations on PBT/vPvB substances in the EU and internationally, REACH registration groups, Biocidal Products Directive/Regulation active substance registrations, Emissions Trading System directive, Water Framework Directive and daughter regulations, ecolabels, classification and labelling and endocrine modulation.


For more information:







Sector Group Manager

Evelyne Frauman

Sector Group Manager

Alice Salmon

Public Affairs Manager

Philipp Sauer


Laurence Vanagt