Bluesil™ Silanol Fluids

Solution for adhesives, coatings, sealants

These polydimethyl-siloxane fluids are linear polymers with reactive, terminal silanol groups. They are clear, water-white, tasteless and odorless. The approximate viscosity of the fluid is designated in the product name. They are used in a wide range of applications where silanol reactivity provides condensation cure.

Silanols are useful in adhesives, coatings, sealants, etc., where reactivity and cost-effectiveness are critical.

Functions

  • Lower-viscosity fluids can be used as plasticizers in silicone elastomers, as base polymers for silicone waterrepellents and as hydrophobizing agents in treating silica or other fillers.
  • Low- and medium- viscosity fluids are effective in textile and paper coatings.
  • Medium-viscosity fluids impart water-repelling properties and softness to natural textiles such as cotton
    fabrics and paper. More permanent water-repellency can be obtained by curing-in-place a coating of a
    medium-viscosity silanol fluid with a functional silane.
  • The higher-viscosity fluids are recommended for formulating silicone condensation systems used in sealants, adhesives, coatings and other room-temperature vulcanizing systems.

Applications

Silanol Fluids are useful intermediates in the manufacture of

  • Paper coatings
  • One- and two- part silicone room-temperaturevulcanizing (RTV) sealants and mold making compounds
  • Silicone foams
  • Organofunctional siloxane polymers


Silanol Fluids can also be reacted with organic formulation ingredients.

Bluesil™ 48V Silanol Fluids – Available Viscosities

  • Low to medium viscosity- V750, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, 3,000, 3,500, 5,000, 10,000, 14,000. Used for emulsion manufacturing polymer production, and other specialty applications.
  • High viscosity- V20,000, 50,000, 80,000, 135,000, 350,000, 550,000 are primarily used for sealant or polymer manufacturing

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Discover the full range of Elkem Silicones Core Products by downloading our Brochure. You will find in this document: Bluesil™ PDMS Oil DiMethyl Silicone Fluids, Bluesil™ Silanol Fluids, Methyl Hydrogen Fluids, D4/D5 Fluids-Cyclomethicones, Silicone Emulsions, Bluesil™ Silicone Gums, and Silicone Sealants

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