Silicone is a composite resource in Astroneer. It looks like an emerald version of resin. It is used for quite a few things in this game, no cosmetic surgery, unfortunately.
How Do You Get Silicone?
In order to obtain silicone, you will need to have an atmospheric condenser as one of the crafting ingredients is Methane, a gas which is not present on the starting planet. You will need to set up an advanced base on another planet to get to the point where you can start reliably crafting this resource. The recipe is listed below.
|1 Resin, 1 Methane, 1 Quartz||Chemistry Lab||Silicone|
What Can You Craft With Silicone?
As far as composite resources go, silicone has quite a lot of things that is part of. I can’t provide much insight as to what it relates to in the real world, except it being used as a waterproof sealant. Maybe it will have some more advanced uses someday in the area of water if the game gets to this point.
|Small Printer||1 Silicone, 1 Graphene||Field Shelter|
|1 Aluminum Alloy, 1 Silicone||Paver|
|1 Silicone, 1 Glass||Medium Gas Canister|
|Medium Printer||1 Steel, 1 Silicone, 1 Titanium||Crane|
|Large Printer||2 Silicone, 2 Plastic||Shelter|