Silicone oil belongs to a whole class of products that is used in a wide variety of industries. The term "silicone" refers to a whole group of organosilicon compounds. It comes from the name of silicon in the periodic table of the elements (“Silicium”).
Silicone oil belongs to the group of organosilicon fluids and comes in various types that have different viscosities, freezing and boiling points. These substances are odorless and colorless, resistant to water and most aggressive physical and chemical factors that destroy other materials of organic origin. Silicone oils are heat resistant and virtually non-flammable. They themselves have no or very little effect on materials such as plastics, paint, rubber, living organisms and tissues. Silicone fluids have excellent electrical insulating and hydrophobic properties.
This combination of useful physical and chemical properties is very rare. This is the reason whythat silicone oil and other silicone products have such a wide range of applications.
They are used for the manufacture of: asph alt, lubricants of various types, additives for various oils, damper and hydraulic fluids with a wide temperature range. In the culinary and food industries, they are used to prevent foaming of jams and preserves.
Highly purified sterile silicone oil is widely used in medicine. Silicone fluids are also used to impregnate upholstery fabrics and clothing, in various equipment and high-precision instruments, as well as in films that cover the surfaces of vessels for storing medicines that are sensitive to contact with glass. Silicone oil is found in many cosmetics, paints, automotive and furniture polishes. It is difficult to list all areas of application of this product.
After treatment of various surfaces with organosilicon polishes, a thin film is formed on them, which has excellent water and dust repellent properties. After such exposure, dirt can be easily removed from the surface.
One of the most popular silicone products is PMS-200 silicone oil (polymethylsiloxane). It is used as an anti-adhesive lubricant, antifoam agent, lubricant, additive to plastics and surfactants. PMS-200 is also used as a dielectric in electrical equipment, forproduction of cosmetics and other purposes. For one product - just a huge range.
Highly purified silicone oils have also been used as cushioning fluids for sensitive instruments to improve their accuracy. A well-chosen product eliminates jumps and jitter of the needle, even if the equipment is subjected to vibration. It will also help reduce flywheel vibration in various types of engines.