How are silicones used for Lubrication?
Silicone polymers by nature have very low coefficients of friction thereby making them excellent lubricants for plastic and rubber. The non-reactive silicone fluids, or oils as they are sometimes known, can be used in their pure form or alternatively they can be processed to make grease or combined with water to make oil in water silicone emulsions. Resistance to high temperatures is also a useful quality which can be utilised in specific applications.
These lubricants can be used as the interface between most rubbers and plastics and when metals are in contact with rubber and plastic but should not be used in high load metal-to-metal bearings.
For more detailed explanations of the uses refer to the following pages:
|EM1035||Silicone Emulsion 35% Solids||General purpose release agent|
|EM1039||Silicone Emulsion 39% Solids||General purpose release agent|
|EM1065||Silicone Emulsion 60% Active||General purpose release agent|
|EM1165||Silicone emulsion 65% Solids||Good lubricant and release properties|
|EM1335||Silicone Emulsion 35% Solids||Amino funtional micro emulsion|
|EM1539||Silicone Emulsion paintable||Compatable with paints|
|SGM494||Silicone Grease||Work stable after 24 hours at 200ºC|
|SGM496 Pink||Silicone Grease HV Insulating||Excellent work stability|
|ICM SVE-2067||Emulsion of 100000 cSt PDMS oil||EC 648/2004 compliant surfactants|
|EM 18||35% Silicone Emulsion||Excellent wetting characteristics|