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Silicone Fluids

Silicone fluids, also referred to as silicone oils, dimethicone or polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), are made through a complex process of converting quartz (sand) to silicon metal (Si) then hydrolysis followed by polymerisation. The resulting silicone fluids have the following base structure:

Properties of Silicone Fluids

  • Water repellency / Hydrophobicity
  • Defoaming Properties
  • Excellent lubricity
  • Low surface tension
  • Colourless
  • Biocompatibility (Non-corrosive, low irritant and low toxicity)
  • High resistance to sheer
  • Low reactivity
  • Outstanding gloss / sheen
  • High thermal and thermo-oxidative stability
  • Excellent skin feel

Flexichem Silicone Fluids

A full range of silicone fluids or polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) are available from Flexichem, ranging from 0.65 cSt through to 300,000 cSt and beyond through to silicone gums.

Additionally, Flexichem manufacture a range of functional siloxanes such as Amino, Epoxy, Mercapto, and solvent solutions of any base fluid.

PRODUCT TYPE DESCRIPTION APPLICATIONS
CF0.65 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 0.65 cSt. Very low viscosity lubricating fluid, endcapping
CF5 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 5 cSt. Very low viscosity lubricating fluid, oil baths
CF10 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 10 cSt. Very low viscosity lubricating fluid, oil baths
CF20 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 20 cSt. Very low viscosity lubricating fluid, oil baths
CF50 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, methyl stopped. Very low viscosity lubricating fluid
CF50T Dimethyl Fluid Dimethyl fluid specially controlled. Transformer Fluid
CF100 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 100 cSt. Low viscosity lubricating fluid, used in Polishes
CF200 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 200 cSt. General purpose lubricating fluid, release fluid, used in Polishes
CF350 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 350 cSt. General purpose lubricating fluid, release fluid, used in Polishes
CF350F Dimethyl Fluid Food grade Silicone Fluid 350 cSt. Food grade applications
CF500 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 500 cSt. Release fluid, and for polish applications
CF500F Dimethyl Fluid Food grade 500 cSt. Food grade applications
CF1000 Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 1000 cSt. Release fluid and low viscosity non aqueous antifoam
CF1000F Dimethyl Fluid Food grade Silicone Fluid 1000 cSt. Food grade applications
CF10K Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 10,000 cSt. High viscosity release fluid, and non aqueous antifoam
CF12.5K Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 12,500 cSt. High viscosity release fluid, and non aqueous antifoam
CF12.5LV Dimethyl Fluid Low volatile 12,500 cSt. Photocopier fluid
CF30K Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 30,000 cSt. Very high viscosity release fluid, and non aqueous antifoam
CF60K Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 60,000 cSt. VH viscosity release fluid, 2 in 1 shampoos & conditioners antifoams
CF100K Dimethyl Fluid Polydimethylsiloxane, 100,000 cSt. VH viscosity release fluid, 2 in 1 shampoos & conditioners antifoams
CP100 Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 100 cSt. Rubber, polymer and sealant manufacture
CP3K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 3000 cSt. Sealant manufacture
CP30K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 30,000 cSt. Textile softener, 2 part silicone rubbers
CP60K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 60,000 cSt. Textile softener
CP80K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 80,000 cSt. Sealant manufacture
CP100K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 100,000 cSt. Textile softener, and sealant manufacture
CFF1020 Amino Functional 0.22 milliequiv. amino fluid Very low yellowing textile softener
CFF1030 Amino Functional 0.30 milliequiv. amino fluid Low yellowing softener - textiles & cosmeticStt.
CFF1060 Amino Functional 0.60 milliequiv. amino fluid Cosmetic additive
CFF5000 Amino Functional Cross-linking amino fluid, 100% Polishes
CFF5050 Amino Functional Cross-linking amino fluid, 50% Leather softener, high durability polish additive
CEF1000 Epoxy Functional Epoxy modified fluid Textile applications
CMF1000 Mercapto Functional Mercapto modified fluid Surface and rubber reactive fluid
CMH1000 Methyl Hydrogen Methyl Hydrogen Fluid Water repellant
CMH1005 Methyl Hydrogen Low Reactivity MH/PDMS Fluid Water repellant

Cyclic silicones or cyclomethicones such as cyclotetrasiloxane more commonly known as D4 and cyclopentasiloxane (D5) are made in the same manner as silicone fluid however stop at the polymerisation step.

Cyclomethicones are very low viscosity silicone fluids with high volatility. It is these properties that lend these products ideal for use in personal care applications as they can be used as carriers which evaporate without leaving residue wile imparting lubricity and detackification. Further properties of cyclomethicones are provided below.

Below are the structures of D4 and D5.

Properties of Cyclomethicones

  • High volatility
  • Lubricity
  • Clean feel
  • Non stickiness
  • Excellent solvents
  • Colourless
  • Odourless
  • Low surface tension and viscosity
  • Miscible in lower alcohols and in aliphatic, aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbon solvents

Cyclic products for both industrial and personal care applications

PRODUCT TYPE DESCRIPTION APPLICATIONS
CVM1000 Cyclomethicone - D4/D5 Blend Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Cyclotetrasiloxane Industrial applications only
CV1004 Cyclomethicone - D4 Cyclotetrasiloxane Industrial application only - diluting solvent
CV1005 Cyclomethicone – D5 Cyclopentasiloxane Cosmetic applications, and as diluting solvent
CVM155 Cyclomethicone blend Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Cyclohexasiloxane Cosmetic applications, and as diluting solvent
CVM156 Cyclomethicone blend Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Cyclohexasiloxane Cosmetic applications, and as diluting solvent

Flexichem also manufactures a range of functional siloxanes such as Amino, Epoxy, and Mercapto and solvent solutions of any base fluid:

PRODUCT TYPE DESCRIPTION APPLICATIONS
CP100 Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 100 cSt Rubber, polymer and sealant manufacture
CP3K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 3000 cSt Sealant manufacture
CP30K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 30,000 cSt Textile softener, 2 part silicone rubbers
CP60K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 60,000 cSt Textile softener
CP80K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 80,000 cSt Sealant manufacture
CP100K Dimethyl Polymer Silanol reactive polymer 100,000 cSt Textile softener, and sealant manufacture
CFF1020 Amino Functional 0.22 milliequiv. amino fluid Very low yellowing textile softener
CFF1030 Amino Functional 0.30 milliequiv. amino fluid Low yellowing softener - textiles & cosmeticSt.
CFF1060 Amino Functional 0.60 milliequiv. amino fluid Cosmetic additive
CFF5000 Amino Functional Cross-linking amino fluid, 100% Polishes
CFF5050 Amino Functional Cross-linking amino fluid, 50% Leather softener, high durability polish additive
CEF1000 Epoxy Functional Epoxy modified fluid Textile applications
CMF1000 Mercapto Functional Mercapto modified fluid Surface and rubber reactive fluid
CMH1000 Methyl Hydrogen Methyl Hydrogen Fluid Water repellant
CMH1005 Methyl Hydrogen Low Reactivity MH/PDMS Fluid Water repellant