Astroneer - Silicone

astroneer silicone

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 that is not present on the starting planet. The atmospheric condenser is also something you will not be able to build until you have more of the advanced materials in the game. 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.

Input Module Output
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.

Module Input Output
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

 

What Does Silicone Look Like?

Silicone looks like a nice emerald green version of composite. Since it does not grow naturally in the environment, you will not be able to mine it as you would with other resources. Resin and quartz are the two natural resources that you will need to find and then on top of this methane, which is going to be the most difficult element for most people to obtain.

where to find silicone
Quartz is the first resource you will need to find. This is pretty easy to find in the caves of Sylva, the starting planet. It looks like large crystals
how to create silicone
Resin is the second resource which is a very common resource that most people will be able to find very easily on any planet in the game.
Astroneer how to get silicone
Methane is the final resource you will need. This requires an atmospheric condenser and comes with difficulties of its own to gather the required resources just to be able to build it. Once you have it, you will need to travel to the planet where you can actually capture it.
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