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.
|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|
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.