Whether your needs are for performance enhancements or process improvements,
silanes' unique properties and functions will provide you unique solution
options to meet your plastics or rubber needs.
As demand increases for elastomeric products in colors other than black, and
with mechanical attributes similar to those provided by carbon black, silanes
are the key to providing a method of effectively bonding various inorganics to
the polymer phase.
Coupling silanes with minerals provides improved:
Rolling resistance in tires
Wet electrical properties
for rubber compounding.
Selected silanes, known as “external donors”, are used in conjunction with
Ziegler-Natta catalysts in the manufacture of polypropylene. The silanes bring
a better balance of productivity / isotacticity to the process versus other
Reactive silicone polymers have also been used to produce thermoplastic
vulcanizates(TPV) which are defined as a thermoplastic elastomer with a
chemically crosslinked rubbery phase, produced by dynamic vulcanization.
for polymer manufacturing.
The use of vinyl silane has been commercially used since the 1970s to
crosslink polyethylene and its copolymers for electrical wire and cable
insulation and jacketing where its temperature resistance has been exploited.
The technology is also being used to produce hot water piping materials where
its resistance to long term pressure at elevated temperature is essential.
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