WACKER® ELASTOMER 6 N
WACKER® ELASTOMER 6 N is a clear, colorless polydimethylsiloxane fluid having silanole groups in α,ω- position. By functionalizing the Polydimethylsiloxanes on the ends of the chain defined products are obtained having a functionality of 2.
Due to their silanole groups WACKER® ELASTOMER 6 N react with themselves or with functional silanes in a condensation reaction.
The silicone fluids react with Si-H containing fluids by evolution of hydrogen.
OH-terminated fluids are available in a broad range of viscosities.
WACKER® ELASTOMER 6 N can be used neat, from solution, or emulsion. Suitable solvents for WACKER® ELASTOMER 6 N are aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, esters, higher alcohols, and ketones.
The fluids can be reacted with other components neat, in solution, in emulsion, or on the finished textile using appropriate conditions.
The reactive WACKER® ELASTOMER 6 N primarily are suitable for intermolecular crosslinking for achieving the desired increase in elasticity.
Reactive silicones serve not only to improve the properties of the material, but also the processing conditions. For example, they are used in the finishing of jeans and in pigment printing.
They also produce ideal lustrous effects on almost all materials and allow for special effects to be obtained in elastomeric finishing of fibrefill, knit goods and machine washable wool.
WACKER® ELASTOMER 6 N are used in following applications of the textile auxiliary industry:
- Lustrous effects
- Finishing of jeans
- Pigment printing
- Elastomeric finishing of
- wool (machine washable)
The "Best use before end date" of each batch is shown on the Certificate of Analysis. Storage beyond the date specified on the Certificate of Analysis does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer usable. In this case however, the properties required for the intended use must be checked for quality assurance reasons.