Siltech Silicones

Stand: BZ 114
Category: Adhesive Raw Materials, Coating Raw Materials, Exhibitor List, Surfex Live

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    Siltech – Silicone Amines for Coatings

    Silicone amine polymers are an interesting category of materials within silicone chemistry. They tend to provide the very best handle and softness to textile substrates. They are also quite hydrophobic, so are used in applications such as car care. They can additionally be used as reactive components in resins. Broadly speaking, there are 5 categories... Read more »

    Siltech – Foam Control for Coatings

    Silicones are widely used as defoamers and anti-foamers in industrial applications.  This is not only limited to paints and coatings, but also includes pulp and paper, laundry, water treatment, dry cleaning, distillation and metal working. Siltech manufactures a range of products, broadly summarised in the table below. Foam control levels range from high to low,... Read more »

    Siltech – Silicone Film Formers for Coating Applications

    Siltech Film Formers are designed to coalesce and react on hard surfaces such as concrete, porcelain, wood, countertops, or rubber, and flexible surfaces such as fabric, paper or leather. The products are all provided in dispersible or dilutable emulsion form. Typical properties include: Release Slip Anti-squeak Anti-stain Softness Hydrophobing Gloss Flexibility Here’s a table which summarises... Read more »

    Siltech – Using SilmerTM Reactive Silicones to Modify Coatings

    Silicon and Carbon are the in same column of the Periodic Table, and so the chemistries of Si and C are very closely related.  Siltech builds upon this similarity in the “Silmer”TM reactive line of products, in order to manufacture numerous functionalised pre-polymers.  The resultant silicones can be co-reacted into analogous non-silicone systems in order... Read more »

    Siltech – Silicone Acrylates for OPVs, Polymer Modification, Release and 3D Printing

    Siltech manufactures a very wide range of reactive multi-functional and linear di-functional silicone acrylates. Silmer ACR types are considered to be the most traditional, with structures shown below: Ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) groups can be incorporated in order to improve the compatibility with non-silicone polymers. Silmer OH ACRs are silicone acrylates with... Read more »

    Siltech – Fluorosilicones for Coatings

    Siltech offers a wide range of fluorinated silicones for coatings and other applications, which can offer good solvent and chemical resistance, lubricity and slip.  The silicone part proffers good water repellency, and the fluorine attachments can improve dirt, soil and grease repellency. There are 5 generic categories in the Siltech portfolio:   1- Perfluorobutylethylene- or... Read more »

    Siltech – Silicone Quats and Silane Quats for Coatings and Anti-Bacterials

    Siltech – Silicone Quats and Silane Quats for Coatings and Anti-Bacterials Siltech offers 3 main categories of silicone quaternary compounds (or “quats” for short), under the Silquat® trademark. Firstly, there are silicone dialkyl quats, where the alkyl group can be C2 or C18. Most of these are clear amber liquids, consisting of 70% silicone quat... Read more »

    Siltech – Silicone Resins for Strengthening and for Improving Thermal Stability in Coatings

    Siltech – Silicone Resins for Strengthening and for Improving Thermal Stability in Coatings Silicone resins at Siltech are most commonly manufactured via the reaction products of silicates with trimethylsiloxy groups. The result is a three-dimensional silicon-based cross-linked network, and these resins can be used to impart differing degrees of hardness and scratch resistance to Coatings.... Read more »

    Siltech – Silicone Waxes for Coating Applications

    Siltech – Silicone Waxes for Coating Applications The potential for silicone waxes in a wide variety of Coating applications is largely under-explored. Generally speaking, silicone waxes consist of a silicone backbone plus alkyl or aryl groups.  The trademark for such products at Siltech is Silwax®. Most of the Silwax silicones are based on alkyl groups... Read more »

    Siltech – Silsurf® Silicone Polyethers, For Coatings and Beyond

    Siltech – Silsurf® Silicone Polyethers, For Coatings and Beyond  Silicone polyethers (SPEs), commonly referred to as silicone surfactants, are a workhorse of the speciality silicone toolkit.  They contain a water-insoluble silicone backbone and a number of water-soluble polyether groups, normally ethylene oxide, or propylene oxide, or mixed. There are two broad types, either multi-functional, or... Read more »

    Siltech – Silicone Coatings for Hands, Hair and Body

    Siltech – Silicone Coatings for Hands, Hair and Body In the current environment, hand sanitisers are a hot topic.  However, they can result in dry skin. Siltech has a full line of silicone surfactants which can stabilise foam and provide conditioning of the skin as a secondary benefit. For example, here is a link to... Read more »

    Siltech – Continuing Innovation in Silicone Materials

    Siltech – Continuing Innovation in Silicone Materials Siltech is a family company, with nearly 180 employees and two modern silicone manufacturing plants in Toronto. Siltech may be a relatively new name on the silicone scene within Europe and the UK, but 2020 marks the 8th year with local employees, alongside our Siltech BV and a... Read more »

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