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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning

XIAMETER® Brand Silanol (OH-Functional) Silicone Emulsions

XIAMETER silanol silicone emulsions are stable blends of crosslinkable OH-terminated polydimethylsiloxane polymers and water.

Features And Benefits

XIAMETER silanol emulsions provide many of the benefits of silanol fluids, but in an easier-to-use, water-based form.

Emulsions based on silanol (OH-functional) silicone fluids can be reacted with various substrates. Catalysts and crosslinking agents (such as Dow Corning® brand methylhydrogen polysiloxane emulsions) can be used to obtain a more resinous silicone coating.

For a more technical discussion of common silanol fluid reactions, including condensation cure, download the Silanol Fluids fact sheet. (PDF: 156 KB)


Typical Uses

XIAMETER silanol emulsions are primarily used to deliver:
  • Industrial mold release
  • Lubricity
  • Water repellency
  • Gloss

Polymer Structure

Silanol chemical formula
Typical Silanol


Additional Options

For specialty silanol-functional emulsions, plus application and development support, look to Dow Corning® brand. Explore Dow Corning® silanol emulsions