WACKER® 23166 VP
WACKER® 23166 VP is a modified silicone fluid of medium viscosity whose special chemical structure imbues it with the benefits of silicone fluids and mineral oils. WACKER® 23166 VP is used for the formulation of release agents for the thermal molding of rubber, plastics, and low-melting nonferrous metals. It is superior to conventional silicone fluids when the finished parts are subsequently to be painted, printed, coated or bonded. An outstanding release effect is even obtained when extremely small amounts of the release agent are used. The result is an easy, accurate reproduction of every surface detail of the molded article. WACKER® 23166 VP exhibits excellent film forming properties.
For easy application, WACKER® 23166 VP may be diluted with solvents such as white spirit and aromatic hydrocarbons.
To ensure optimum flow, maximum number of moldings and economic use of the release agent, it is advisable to carry out preliminary tests to ascertain the optimum concentration, type of solvent, method of application and mold temperature. Generally, solutions with a silicone content of approximately 1 % are best to start with.