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  • Writer's pictureCaitlin Carpenter

Silicone Emulsions: What Are They and How Are They Used?

From body care products such as creams and shampoos to cooking paper, assisting with tire releasing and building protection, silicone emulsions are used in a wide variety of industries as they are ideal as surface treatments, thanks to their easy application and simple preparation.

The emulsion combines silicone oils that have been distributed in an aqueous system, and can be divided in three groups: anionic, cationic, and non-ionic.


The physical characteristics of these emulsions can be altered by using different polymers to modify their viscosity.

As previously mentioned, one of the main benefits to using a silicone emulsion is its easy application. Additionally, they are more eco-friendly than solvent-based systems.

Introducing EnroSIL 60E

EnroSIL 60E is a medium-viscosity silicone emulsion. It is safe to handle and does not contain any Phenol Ethoxylates or Formaldehyde. As such, EnroSIL 60E is also environmentally acceptable.


Ideal for:

  • Ideal as a lubricity aid in Offset Web Printing, where low surface tension provides for better penetration of the paper.

  • Suitable for use in automobile, furniture, and shoe polish formulations - the intermediate viscosity of this product provides good gloss with minimum smear to polish formulations.

  • Compatible with most other silicone emulsions, should blending be required.

Features:

  • High gloss and water repellence.

  • High abrasion resistance on surfaces treated.

  • Good lubrication properties.

  • Excellent resistance to adhesion.



Sources: www.elkem.com


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