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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning


XIAMETER® brand Silicone Emulsions

Silicone Emulsions



Silicone emulsions can be used as:

 Emulsion
  • Emollients for skin conditioners
  • Hair conditioners
  • Antistatic agents
  • Fiber and thread lubricants
  • Wrinkle releasing agents
  • Water repellents (hydrophobing agents)
  • Textile softeners
  • Industrial release agents
  • Shine and gloss enhancers
  • Ironing aids
  • Defoamers

 


Advantages of Silicone Emulsions


XIAMETER® emulsions have many advantages including:

  • Unique sensory feel and lubricity
  • Ability to utilize a silicone material in water-based form for easy processing
  • Good emulsion and dilution stability
  • Are easy to apply
  • Come in a range of pH and silicones actives levels
  • Formulating and processing flexibility
  • Efficient delivery of silicones – better control of use levels
  • Opportunity to replace organic solvents with water to meet changing health, safety and environmental regulations

 

Composition of Emulsions
 

XIAMETER® silicone emulsions are stable blends of silicone and water. They typically include:

  • Silicone fluid or polymers (internal/dispersed phase)
  • Water (continuous phase)
  • One or more surfactants
  • Stabilizing and performance-enhancing additives (such as thickeners, wetting agents, biocides, rust inhibitors and freeze-thaw protectors)

 

Silicone Macroemulsions
  • White emulsions used to formulate opaque products
  • Typical average particle size = 0.1 to >1 micron
  • Can contain up to 60% silicone content
  • Tend to deposit their silicone benefits on external surfaces, where they reduce the dynamic coefficient of friction, providing a lubricating effect

 

Silicone Microemulsions 
  • Translucent emulsions used to formulate clear products
  • Very small average particle size (<100 nm)

 

Featured Products

 

 

Check out of range of silicone emulsions including XIAMETER® MEM-1785 and XIAMETER® MEM-0949.

XIAMETER silicone emulsion subgroups

  • XIAMETER® silanol silicone emulsions

    The XIAMETER® silanol (OH-functional) silicone emulsions are stable blends of crosslinkable OH-terminated polydimethylsiloxane polymers and water.
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