Potassium Methyl Siliconate

AQUAREST WR 100H

Potassium Methyl Siliconate solutions (AQUAREST WR 100H) are clear, transparent liquids which are used for imparting water repellency property to masonary construction materials. Potassium Methyl Siliconate solutions develops its water-repellent properties by reaction with atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2).  The reaction products formed is the active substance polymethylsilicic acid. Water resistance is an important factor in concrete and masonry construction for safety, health and comfort of building occupants.chemical structure of potassium siliconate

This is a highly alkaline reactive solution. Treatment with potassium methyl siliconate prevents efflorescence of salts absorbed and makes cleaning of the tiled floor easier. Low fired clay products such as roof tiles, bricks, unglazed floor tiles absorb water and the soluble salts are transported to the surface, disfiguring the product.

 

APPLICATIONS

  • Surface treatment for concrete
  • Making manufactured and natural stones water repellent
  • Making aerated concrete water repellent
  • Low – fired clay products immediately after they are made:e.g., roof tiles, facing bricks, floor tiles, and flower pots.
  • Injection into buildings just above ground level to form a damp course
  • Additive for clays, ceramics, starches, latex paints
  • Primer for emulsion paints and plasters
  • Mixed with sodium silicate for use as a binder in pigmented paints
  • It is also used to provide a barrier against rising damp.
    Photo showing water droplets on brick and concrete surface

    Photo showing water droplets on brick and concrete surface

    photo of potassium methyl siliconate

    photo of potassium methyl siliconate

Methyl Hydrogen Silicone Fluids

Methyl hydrogen Silicone fluids is one of reactive silicone fluid due to active hydrogen species present in it. They are clear, transparent fluids in which some of the methyl groups of dimethyl silicone fluid are replaced by Hydrogen group. The active Si-H bonds in the molecule, it can crosslink to form waterproof film on various surfaces under the effect of metal salt activator at low temperature. This film is highly durable and completely transparent, thus retaining the aesthetic look and originality of the applied surface. Also, it equips with outstanding water repellent property which prevents damage due to moisture, as well as mildew and rust development. Besides, it’s very high vapor permeability allows the material to breathe and let water vapor escape without causing damage.

Methyl Hydrogen Silicane

Methyl Hydrogen Silicane

Uses

  • Water-repellent, hydrophobing, anti-fouling and impregnating agents or moisture-proof treatment of fabric, textiles, powders, glass, ceramic, leather, paper, metal, cement, marble, pigments and fillers.
  • Excellent qualities as a waterproof membrane for fabric’s resistance to wear, tear and stains, make it feel more silky and make it easier to stitch.
  • Widely used in the finishing of all kinds of fibers such as cotton, hemp, silk, nylon, polyester.
  • Anti-adhesion isolating, Releasing and cross-linking agents for paper.
  • Used as hydrophobic agent, lubricant and anti-sticking agent of oil based foundation of cosmetics.
  • Waterproof agent and softener for fiberglass.
  • Anti-yellowing and anti-water properties for silicone rubber, silicone gel, and some paintings.
  • Raw material for variety of silicone derivatives.
methyl hydrogen silicone

methyl hydrogen silicone

 

Silicone Oil ( Poly Dimethyl Siloxane )

Silicones are a family of inorganic polymers with Si – O – Si linkage, commonly known as poly(siloxanes). Most petroleum polymers have carbon atoms joined together forming polymeric chain while silicones have silicone atoms joined together with oxygen in between.  It covers wide range of products with variety in its applications. One can notice difference  between Silicon and Silicones, as Silicon is a most common element in the earth’s crust and Silicones are synthesized inorganic polymers made out of it. Silicone fluids are generally colorless transparent liquids. They exhibit excellent resistance to heat, cold, and moisture. There is also little viscosity change in silicone fluids over a wide temperature range, and they have outstanding electrical properties. In addition, they are notable for their characteristics of mold-releasability, water repellency, lubricity, and defoaming properties

Chemical structure of poly(dimethyl siloxane) [Silicone fluid]

Chemical structure of poly(dimethyl siloxane) [Silicone fluid]

Features of silicone fluid

Silicones are available in wide range of properties from volatile liquids to soft gels, hard material. Silicones products provide solutions to ordinary and extraordinary problems. They make material stronger, more stable, more resilient, more aesthetically pleasing, easier to use or apply and longer lasting. They help materials perform to the high standards to cope up with consumers expectations. Silicones, being versatile, are high-performance materials which bring real benefits to a wide range of applications. This is primarily because of unusual properties such as thermal and oxidative stability & mild dependence of physical properties on temperature, high degree of chemical inertness, resistance to weathering, good dielectric strength and low surface tension.

Silicones have following physical and chemical characteristics

  •   Outstanding weathering and aging resistance
  •   Thermostability
  •   High water repellency
  •   Extremely strong adhesion qualities
  •   Can withstand long-term exposure to the atmosphere
  •   Resistance to UV and IR radiation
  •   Extremely low volatility
  •   Inert (non-reactive with most materials)
  •   Chemical resistance
  •   Long-term elasticity, pliability and flexibility
  •   Excellent electrical insulation
  •   Tensile strength
  •   Anti-foaming properties
  •   Microbial resistance

Uses for silicone fluids

Silicone oil is used in almost all sectors of life few representative examples are as follows

  •   Additive for cosmetics, personal care, health care products, pharmaceuticals
  •   Lubricating oil for various mechanical parts
  •   Additive and release agent in resins, elastomers, rubbers, polymers etc
  •   Shinning agent for automobile, furniture polish, textile finish
  •   Industrial cleaners, release agents for various industrial products
  •   In cooking oil as deep frying
  •   Paint, coating component

Silicone Oil

Picture showing silicone oil in bottle

Picture showing silicone oil in bottle