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Fascinating Silicone™ The Versatile Silicone Toolbox – Silicone Mixtures: Silicone + Solids

Silicone + solids

Silicone compounds – silicone fluid or gum + silica

Silicone compounds are used to formulate fast-, long-acting antifoams; other grease-like silicone compounds are used in industrial applications for their sealing, dielectric, non-metal-to-metal lubricating, and release properties.

Silicone thermoplastic blends – silicone gum + plastic carrier resin

Pelletized microdispersions of silicone polymers in plastic carrier resins are used in the molding and extrusion of thermoplastics. The pellets improve polymer flow and mold filling, act as internal release agents, and improve the surface characteristics of finished plastic parts.

Silicone elastomeric (E) powders – silicone rubber particles cured in an emulsion matrix

Silicone E-powders are supplied as pre-cured, free-flowing, spherical silicone rubber particles or as gels (irregular elastomeric particles swollen with silicone fluid during cure). E-powders are used as aesthetic-enhancing flow-modifiers in personal care formulations, textile treatments, coatings, and polishes. They are also used as modifiers for thermoset plastics.

Silicones and microencapsulation delivery systems

Silicone or non-silicone ingredients encased in microcapsules and suspended in a formulation

Used in cosmetics, healthcare, and personal care formulations, microencapsulation technology enables silicones and non-silicones to be combined in unique and otherwise impossible ways.

Read more about the marvels of microencapsulation.

Did you know ... by using microencapsulation delivery systems, you can create skin and hair care products that deliver an unexpected sensory surprise when they are applied! Learn more about the marvels of microencapsulation.

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