Silicon

Technical grade dimethyl silicone fluids

Description
Dimethyl Silicone Fluids are clear, white, inert and odourless dimethyl polysiloxane fluids. The actual viscosity is controlled within +5% of the desired viscosity. These fluids are manufactured in the viscosity range from 20 cps to 300.000 cps. In chemical structure Dimethyl silicone fluids are quite different from other fluids having a backbone of silicon-oxygen linkage. The advantage of this is a linkage much stronger than a typical carbon-carbon chain and is more resistant to attack by temperature extremes, oxidation, shear stresses and chemicals than other similar organic fluids and also show good dielectric properties Dimethyl Silicone fluids are soluble in hydrocarbon solvents, chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents and low molecular weight aromatic solvents. They have limited solubility in alcohols, ethers, acetone and glycols (solubility here depending on viscosity).

Applications
Silicone fluids have numerous applications in almost every industry:

  • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals (Creams/lotions/hair care contraceptives)
  • Polishes high gloss for automobile and furniture)
  • Release agent (plastic/rubber/non-ferrous die casting)
  • Liquid springs and shock absorbers
  • Heat transfer
  • Power transmission
  • Rust prevention
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Dielectric fluids
  • Damping
  • Water repellence for aerated cement slabs/bricks
  • Paint and coating Additives
  • Lubricants
  • Textile finishing
  • Spinneret cleaner