Silicones are chemically inactive, have very low surface tension and provide good water repellency, releasability, and lubrication. Thus, silicones are also commonly used as fiber and fabric processing agents. They are used to treat natural and synthetic fibers or fabrics to make them water repellent or waterproof, to impart flexibility, and are commonly used to improve the texture and sewability of textile goods, resulting in higher grade and more functional products.
Forms a coating (oil film or hard coating) on textiles to provide excellent water repellency.
Silicone greatly reduces the friction coefficient between fibers to achieve distinctive softness.
The flexible film which forms on the fiber surface improves the durability of the fabric with respect to washing and dry cleaning.
Fabrics have excellent rebound resiliency due to the flexible elastic coating which forms on the fiber surface.
Silicone processing agents improve the hyperchromic effect and colorfastness due to the transparent coating which forms on the fiber surface.
The chemical bonds which form the backbone are siloxane bonds (Si-O-Si), so the interatomic bonding energy of these processing agents is high and they have excellent weather and heat resistance.
|Texture improving agents||POLON-MF-14||Amino-modified silicone emulsion, Improved softness and sewability|
|POLON-MF-14EC||Amino-modified silicone emulsion, The slimiest to the touch|
|KM-9771||Amino-modified silicone emulsion, Improves fullness, For dark colored fabrics|
|POLON-MF-63||Amino-modified silicone emulsion, Yields a resilient, soft hand|
|POLON-MF-18T||Epoxy-modified silicone emulsion, Improves smoothness and softness|
|POLON-MF-33||High-viscosity reactive silicone emulsion, Imparts a fluffy feel|
|X-51-1264||Epoxy-modified silicone emulsion, Improves smoothness and softness|
|KM-2002L-1||Reactive softener, Yields a fluffy hand with good resiliency. Containing tin catalyst.|
|KM-2002-T||Reactive softener, Coating and anti-melt processing possible. Containing tin catalyst.|
|POLON-MF-56||Reactive softener, Excellent anti-shrink effect and rebound resiliency|
|KM-9772||Reactive softener, Does not contain organometallic compounds, Forms a silicone rubber film|
|Water repellents||KS-7002||Solvent type, Can be used on leathers|
|POLONCOAT-E||Solvent type, Long-lasting waterproofing is possible|
|POLON-MF-33A||For inorganic fibers, Good compatibility with phenol resins|
|Textile oleums||POLON-MN-ST||Imparts smoothness to nonwoven cloth|
|SR processing agents,
|POLON-SR-CONC||Hydrophilic polyether-modified silicone, Suitable for antistatic processing and water-absorption processing|
|Special processing agents||POLON-MF-28T||Slip prevention agent, Organic colloidal silica dispersion liquid|
|KS-731||Tack prevention agent|